Nitrogen Containing (e.g., Amine, Azo, Etc.) Patents (Class 210/735)
  • Patent number: 9714342
    Abstract: Flowable liquid suspensions are described comprising blends of particulate water soluble high molecular weight polymer flocculants. The polymer flocculants can include polyethylene oxide, polyacrylamide, polyDadmac, Dadmac-acrylamide copolymers, copolymers thereof and combinations thereof. The suspension allows the use of fine powders while reducing potential air quality and safety issues. The suspensions generally settle when mixing is stopped, but a uniform dispersion results when the suspensions are mixed, and the mixed suspensions can be delivered for use. The flocculant suspensions can be used for waste water purification, fiber dewatering, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: PSMG, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Holt, Malcolm Barry Lindler
  • Patent number: 9267082
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a method of removing mercury bearing species from a hydrocarbon containing fluid. The method comprises the steps of: i) adding dithiocarbamate polymer to the fluid in an amount such that the number of mercury bonding sites on the polymer exceeds the amount of mercury atoms by at least 10% and ii) removing the mercury bearing dithiocarbamate polymer with a water/oil separation device. The invention relies upon an unexpected reversal in the solubility of dithiocarbamate polymer at very high concentrations. Because of the high solubility the polymer remains within the water phase of the hydrocarbon fluid and can be removed without the need for cumbersome precipitation methods and complicated solid liquid separation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael L. Braden, Samuel A. Lordo
  • Patent number: 8945896
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Catherine A. Bothof, Kannan Seshadri, Erin A. Satterwhite, Robert T. Fitzsimons, Jr., James L. Hembre, Mahfuza B. Ali
  • Publication number: 20150021274
    Abstract: There is disclosed certain hyperbranched polyester amides with a cloud point of at least 50° C. in water with end groups selected from: two or more i] tertiary amine functional end groups ii) ammonium functional end groups, iii) polyalkylene glycol functional end groups; iv) quaternary ammonium zwitterionic end groups and/or v) other ionic groups (such as phosphate or sulfate), that are useful in various end uses such as a flocculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Arts, Franciscus Johannes Marie Derks, Wendy Hyett, Stijn Witters
  • Publication number: 20140360946
    Abstract: There is disclosed certain hyperbranched polyester amides with a cloud point of at least 50° C. with end groups selected from: betaine-type end groups useful in various end uses such as a flocculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Arts, Franciscus Johannes Marie Derks, Wendy Hyett, Stijn Witters
  • Patent number: 8889008
    Abstract: A method of conditioning a membrane biological reactor mixed liquor containing one or more nonionic polysaccharides and/or one or more organic molecules is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Deepak A. Musale, John H. Collins
  • Publication number: 20140166586
    Abstract: Lysine-based polymers, particularly copolymers of lysine and maleic acid, are useful as coagulants for clarification of wastewaters, including produced waters from oils sands mining operations. They can be advantageously used in combination with commercial coagulants, and in combination with flocculants. Such combinations may include dry blends. Also described are methods of preparation of lysine homopolymers and copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: C. Steven Sikes
  • Publication number: 20140158616
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for precipitating a water soluble salt or water soluble salts from water, including adding a water-miscible solvent to a water solution including an inorganic salt. The system, method and apparatus also allow for the separation of the precipitated salt, and for separation of the solvent from the water. In doing so, reclamation of water is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Water Recovery, LLC
    Inventors: Rakesh Govind, Robert Foster
  • Publication number: 20140144846
    Abstract: A process is provided for treating coolant fluid used in wire-saw cutting of semiconductor wafers and which contains silicon-containing impurities. The process comprises changing the properties of the used coolant fluid so that the silicon-containing impurities may be filtered and separated from the coolant fluid to thereby yield a coolant fluid filtrate suitable for use in a wire-saw cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: MEMC SINGAPORE, PTE. LTD (UEN200614797D)
    Inventors: Alexis Grabbe, Sasha Joseph Kweskin, Larry Wayne Shive, Henry Frank Erk
  • Patent number: 8702993
    Abstract: Amine-aldehyde resins are disclosed for removing a wide variety of solids and/or ionic species from the liquids in which they are suspended and/or dissolved. These resins are especially useful as froth flotation depressants in the separation of bitumen from sand and/or clay or in the beneficiation of clay (e.g., kaolin clay) from an impure clay-containing ore. The resins are also useful for treating aqueous liquid suspensions to remove solid particulates, as well as for removing metallic ions in the purification of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: James Wright, Carl R. White, Kurt Gabrielson, John B. Hines, Lisa M. Arthur, Paul Hart, Richard Rediger
  • Patent number: 8628669
    Abstract: The present invention provides useful biodegradable and environmentally friendly cost effective methods for oil recovery and reclamation from oil spills and chemical spills. More particularly, methods to recover and reclaim hydrocarbons or hydrophobic substances in an aqueous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Global Green Products, LLC
    Inventors: Larry P. Koskan, Abdul R. Meah, Jon Vander Woude
  • Patent number: 8586338
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark R. Etzel, Yi He, Steven M. Heilmann, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Simon K. Shannon, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8562838
    Abstract: Provided is a method for treating sludge from the mining or mineral industry, including before above-ground spreading, contacting the sludge with a flocculating agent that is a water-soluble, organic polymer having a molecular weight of from 5,000,000 to 25,000,000 g/mol and an anionicity of from 10 to 40 mol %, to produce contacted sludge, wherein the water-soluble organic polymer includes at least one anionic monomer having a carboxylic function or having a sulfonic acid function, at least one non-ionic monomer, and optionally one or more cationic monomers, where the flocculating agent is branched, and has from 0.02 to 2 mol % hydrophobic monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: SNF S.A.S.
    Inventors: Frédéric Poncet, Nicolas Gaillard
  • Publication number: 20130224825
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130153511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for dewatering oil sand tailing muds, comprising: (a) adding a flocculant into oil sand tailing muds and mixing the flocculant and the tailing muds; (b) filtering the flocculated tailing muds using a dynamic filtration system, wherein in step (b) a pressure difference is applied over the filter and wherein the dynamic filtration system comprises a means for producing a dynamic action by which the filter cake is continuously or intermittently moved, deformed and/or broken, the filter cake being the solidified material that sets on the filter during filtration. The process is useful for dewatering oil sand tailing muds from tailing ponds, such as those produced in the Athabasca Oil Fields in Canada.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Shell Oil Company
  • Publication number: 20130153510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for treating an aqueous stream having a first flow rate and containing solid matter exhibiting first settling properties, the method comprising adding a modifying agent to the aqueous stream at an addition rate sufficient to change the first settling properties of the aqueous stream to obtain a modified aqueous stream having solid matter exhibiting second settling properties different from the first settling properties; taking batchwise samples of the modified aqueous stream to a settling vessel having a volume; determining a settling property of the solid matter of the samples in the settling vessel; and conducting the modified aqueous stream to a separation unit in which solid matter is separated from the modified aqueous stream. The invention provides a convenient way of monitoring and/or controlling aqueous streams conducted for example to purification processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Kaj Jansson, Iiris Joensuu, Marjatta Piironen, Jukka-Pekka Sirviö, Tapio Yrjänäinen
  • Patent number: 8435776
    Abstract: A method of separating a target biological species from a fluid is disclosed comprising contacting the fluid with a ligand-functionalized polymer comprising: a water soluble or water dispersible aminopolymer functionalized with guanidinyl groups; whereby a complex comprising the functionalized substrate and the target biological species is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Robert T. Fitzsimons, Jr., James I. Hembre, Catherine A. Bothof, Erin A. Satterwhite, George W. Griesgraber, Yi He, Louis C. Haddad
  • Publication number: 20130075340
    Abstract: A process for flocculating and dewatering oil sands fine tailings is provided, comprising: adding the oil sands fine tailings as an aqueous slurry to a stirred tank reactor; adding an effective amount of a polymeric flocculant to the stirred tank reactor containing the oil sands fine tailings and operating the reactor at an impeller tip speed for a period of time that is sufficient to form a gel-like structure; subjecting the gel-like structure to shear conditions in the stirred tank reactor for a period of time sufficient to break down the gel-like structure to form flocs and release water; and removing the flocculated oil sands fine tailings from the stirred tank reactor when the maximum yield stress of the flocculated oil sands fine tailings begins to decline but before the capillary suction time of the flocculated oil sands fine tailings begins to substantially increase from its lowest point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in trust for the owners of the Syncrude Project
    Inventors: BARRY BARA, SIMON YUAN, RON SIMAN, CLARA GOMEZ
  • Publication number: 20130048571
    Abstract: A flocculant composition that includes a blend of a first water-in-oil emulsion having a silicon-containing polymer in its aqueous phase and a second water-in-oil emulsion having an anionic polymer in its aqueous phase. The silicon-containing polymer and the anionic polymer are present in the composition at a weight ratio between 100:1 and 1:100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Haunn-Lin Tony Chen, Douglas A. Cywar, Matthew J. Davis, Morris Lewellyn
  • Patent number: 8377672
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Catherine A. Bothof, Kannan Seshadri, Erin A. Satterwhite, Robert T. Fitzsimons, James I. Hembre, Mahfuza B. Ali
  • Patent number: 8353641
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems for removing particulate matter from a fluid, comprising a particle functionalized by attachment of at least one activating group or amine functional group, wherein the modified particle complexes with the particulate matter within the fluid to form a removable complex therein. The particulate matter has preferably been contacted, complexed or reacted with a tethering agent. The system is particularly advantageous to removing particulate matter from a tailing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Soane Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Berg, John H. Dise, Kevin T. Petersen, David Soane, Kristoffer K. Stokes, William Ware, Jr., Atul C. Thakrar
  • Publication number: 20130012689
    Abstract: A process for the primary clarification of feeds, including chemically treated flocculated feeds, containing the target biomolecules of interest such as mAbs, mammalian cell cultures, or bacterial cell cultures, using a primary clarification depth filtration device without the use of a primary clarification centrifugation step or a primary clarification tangential flow microfiltration step. The primary clarification depth filtration device contains a porous depth filter having graded porous layers of varying pore ratings. The primary clarification depth filtration device filters fluid feeds, including chemically treated flocculated feeds containing flocculated cellular debris and colloidal particulates having a particle size distribution of approximately about 0.5 ?m to 200 ?m, at a flow rate of about 10 litres/m2/hr to about 100 litres/m2/hr. Kits and methods of using and making the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Nripen Singh, Kwok-Shun Cheng
  • Patent number: 8349188
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems for removing particulate matter from a fluid, comprising a particle functionalized by attachment of at least one activating group or amine functional group, wherein the modified particle complexes with the particulate matter within the fluid to form a removable complex therein. The particulate matter has preferably been contacted, complexed or reacted with a tethering agent. The system is particularly advantageous to removing particulate matter from a fluid waste stream following mining or ore processing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Soane Mining, LLC
    Inventors: David Soane, William Ware, Jr., Robert P. Mahoney, Nathan Ashcraft
  • Patent number: 8323509
    Abstract: A method of rehabilitation of a deposition area to render it suitable for plant growth comprising a particulate mineral material, which particulate mineral material has been dewatered from a suspension of said material, comprising the steps of transferring the suspension of particulate mineral material as a fluid to the deposition area, and in which the suspension is allowed to stand and dewater at the deposition area to form a dewatered particulate mineral material, wherein the rehabilitation of the disposal area is achieved by adding a dewatering amount of a polymer to the suspension of the particulate mineral material while it is being transferred as a fluid to the deposition area, wherein the polymer is either a synthetic water-soluble polymer formed from one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 4 dl/g or a water-soluble polymer that is a natural polymer or semi natural polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Brian Dymond, John Gerard Bellwood
  • Publication number: 20120211434
    Abstract: A method of removing contaminants from produced water of an oil or gas well comprising the step of contacting the produced water with polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) to remove the contaminants from the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Gibbison
  • Patent number: 8236180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a boron adsorbent having an excellent adsorbing ability against boron contained in a solution, which is inexpensive and has high general versatility. Also disclosed is a boron removal method which can remove boron efficiently in a simple manner. An amide derivative represented by the general formula (1) is added to a boron-containing water under alkaline conditions to cause the adsorption of boron to the amide derivative. Then, a cation source having two or more valencies is added to the water to cause the aggregation of the amide body. The aggregated amide body is removed from the water. In the general formula (1), m represents 1 or 2; X represents —CH2OH, —CHO or —COOH; n represents an integer of 2 to 5; X are independent from each other and n are independent from each other when m represents 2; and Y represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 6 to 16 carbon atoms when m is 1, and represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 8 to 18 carbon atoms when m is 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsumi Yabusaki
  • Patent number: 8211389
    Abstract: Uses for a composition comprising a polymer derived from at least two monomers: acrylic-x and an alkylamine, wherein said polymer is modified to contain a functional group capable of scavenging one or more compositions containing one or more metals are disclosed. These polymers have many uses in various mediums, including wastewater systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Zinn, Jitendra T. Shah, William J. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20120125863
    Abstract: Methods are provided for making halide-free quaternary ammonium salt monomers. Polymers prepared from the monomers and methods of using the polymers to clarify raw, untreated water or wastewater are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tamaz Guliashvili, Stephen R. Vasconcellos
  • Publication number: 20120103916
    Abstract: The suspended solids content of a process stream in a process for digesting bauxite ore to produce alumina is reduced by contacting the stream with silicon-containing polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Davis, Qi Dai, Haunn-Lin Tony Chen, Matthew Taylor
  • Patent number: 8123953
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method of removing acidic and/or aromatic contaminants, such as benzene, xylene, toluene, phenols and polyphenols, from produced water of an oil or gas well. The method comprises the step of contacting the produced water with polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) to remove the contaminants from said water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Gibbison
  • Patent number: 8110163
    Abstract: A method for the reduction of the emission of mercury into the environment from the burning of fossil fuels with the use of polydithiocarbamic compounds. The polydithiocarbamic compounds are used for the capture of mercury from the resulting flue gases using a flue gas desulfrization systems or scrubbers. The method uses polydithiocarbamic compounds in conjunction with a scrubber to capture mercury and reduce its emission and/or re-emission with stack gases. The method is a unique process of reducing the toxic levels of mercury, which allows for the use of coal as a clean and environmentally friendlier fuel source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Bruce A Keiser, Jitendra Shah, Anthony G. Sommese, Lars E. Capener, Peter TenEyck, Ralf Wysk
  • Patent number: 8021556
    Abstract: A method is provided for clarifying wastewater containing contaminants including soluble organic compounds and insoluble organic compounds. The wastewater is treated with a paculant admixture including a cationic coagulant polymer and powdered activated carbon. The cationic coagulant polymer is polydiallydimethylammonium chloride, poly quaternary amine, and/or a starch-based organic polymer. After an at least 2 second delay, a flocculent is added to the wastewater to achieve (i) microcoagulation of the cationic coagulant polymer with the contaminants to form coagulated particles having an effective mass and cationic charge to react with an anionic flocculent to be added thereafter, and (ii) absorption of the soluble organic compounds on the powdered activated carbon. The anionic flocculent as added and reacted with the coagulated particles to form a sludge, containing agglomerated particles including the coagulated particles and powdered activated carbon, of sufficient size for mechanical removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventors: Stuart G. Davis, Robert A. Davis
  • Publication number: 20110217752
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Robert T. Fitzsimons, JR., James I. Hembre, Catherine A. Bothof, Erin A. Satterwhite, George W. Griesgraber, Yi He, Louis C. Haddad
  • Publication number: 20110201078
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Catherine A. Bothof, Kannan Seshadri, Erin A. Satterwhite, Robert T. Fitzsimons, James I. Hembre, Mahfuza B. Ali
  • Patent number: 7875189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for separating suspended solid materials from aqueous systems, in which the latter is mixed with a flocculant made of polymer colloidal particles with cationic surface charge and subsequently the flocculated material is separated from the aqueous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Leibniz-Institut fur Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.
    Inventors: Werner Jaeger, Bernd-Reiner Paulke, Simona Schwarz, Mandy Mende
  • Patent number: 7846339
    Abstract: Boron is removed from an aqueous boron solution by contacting with the aqueous boron solution with a water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte, and at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and anionic-modified polyvinyl alcohol under an alkaline condition, and then removing the generated coagulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Suzuki, Katsumi Yabusaki
  • Patent number: 7824553
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for dewatering a mineral slurry concentrate and increasing the production of the resulting filter cake consisting essentially of mixing an aqueous mineral slurry concentrate with an effective amount of a nonionic surfactant and an effective amount of a cationic polymer to form a nonionic surfactant and cationic polymer treated aqueous mineral slurry concentrate, and subjecting the treated aqueous mineral slurry concentrate to a liquid water removal process for dewatering the treated aqueous mineral slurry and for increasing the production of a resulting filter cake of the dewatered mineral slurry. An improved mineral slurry concentrate composition and an improved mineral concentrate filter cake is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Neo Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith C. Hovland, Todd W. Groff, Monica A. Yorke, Charles R. Sundberg, Michael P. Lesar, Ruta O. Rakutis
  • Patent number: 7758757
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for removing hydrazine compounds from solutions. Solutions containing hydrazine compounds are contacted with crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Kiu-Seung Lee
  • Publication number: 20100006511
    Abstract: A method for clarifying an aqueous medium containing suspended material is provided. The method includes dispersing a treatment additive in the aqueous medium containing the suspended material for coagulating and flocculating the suspended material and then separating the suspended material from the treated aqueous medium. The treatment additive includes a crosslinked diallyldialkylammonium halide polymer having from about 0.001 molar percent to less than 0.1 molar percent of a crosslinking agent. A treatment additive composition is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Gerald C. Walterick, JR., William S. Carey, Fang Deng
  • Patent number: 7560032
    Abstract: A high molecular weight, water-soluble polymer comprising pendant salicylic acid groups and having a weight average molecular weight of at least about 2,000,000 daltons and use of the polymer for clarifying red mud-containing liquors generated in the Bayer process for the recovery of alumina from bauxite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Murat Quadir, Everett C. Phillips, Larry E. Brammer, Jr., Robert P. Mahoney, John D. Kildea, Manian Ramesh, John T. Malito
  • Patent number: 7514007
    Abstract: A water-soluble interjacent complex that includes a first water-soluble polymer and one or more water-soluble monomers polymerized to form a second water-soluble polymer in the presence of the first water-soluble polymer. The water-soluble interjacent complex forms a solution in water that is free of insoluble polymer particles. The interjacent complexes may be used to treat a waste sludge by adding an effective amount thereof to the waste sludge. The interjacent complexes may also be used in making paper by adding an effective amount thereof to a pulp or a forming sheet at a suitable location on a paper making machine. The interjacent complexes may further be used as a rheology modifier in aqueous systems by adding an effective amount thereof to an aqueous medium to effect a desired viscosity, rheology, or flow curve property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: WSP Chemicals & Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Shih-Ruey T Chen, Valentino L. DeVito, Kevin W. Frederick
  • Patent number: 7497955
    Abstract: A method dewatering thin stillage process streams generated in the processing of grain to ethanol comprising adding to the process streams an effective flocculating amount of an anionic copolymer comprising acrylic acid sodium salt, methacrylic acid sodium salt or 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid sodium salt to form a mixture of water and flocculated solids; and separating the water from the flocculated solids using a dewatering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: David W. Scheimann, Angela S. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20080296231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preparation of cross-linked enzyme aggregates, which method is characterised by the following steps: i. generating aldehyde groups on enzyme molecules that may or may not be dissolved in a suitable solvent; ii. precipitating the enzyme molecules using a suitable precipitation agent; iii. cross-linking the precipitated enzyme molecules provided with aldehyde groups, using an amine composition, yielding cross-linked enzyme aggregates with improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: CLEA TECHNOLOGIES BV
    Inventors: Willem Robert Klaas Schoevaart, Lukas Michael Van Langen, Ronald Tako Marinus Van Den Dool, Johannes Wilhelmus Leonardus Boumans
  • Patent number: 7431845
    Abstract: A method of clarifying oily waste water comprising adding to the waste water an effective clarifying amount of one or more demulsifiers selected from the group consisting of dendritic polyamines, dendritic polyamidoamines and hyperbranched polyethyleneimines and the reaction products thereof with gluconolactone, alkylene oxides, salts of 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropanesulfonic acid, alkyl halides, benzyl halides and dialkyl sulfates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Maria B. Manek, Michael J. Howdeshell, Kirk E. Wells, Hester A. Clever, William K. Stephenson
  • Publication number: 20080135492
    Abstract: Tannin based environmentally friendly polymeric coagulants are disclosed which are copolymers of naturally occurring tannins, dialdehyde and diamines. In a preferred embodiment, the dialdehyde is glyoxal and the diamine is dimethylamino propylamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Ashok Shyadligeri, Narain Madhavan
  • Patent number: 7375173
    Abstract: The invention relates to cationic water-soluble polyelectrolytes, especially terpolymers, which are obtained by polymerising monomers of (meth)acrylamide, a quaternised (meth)acrylamide derivative, a (meth)acrylic acid derivative and/or hydrolysis-stable cationic monomers. The composition of the polyelectrolytes is characterised by a toxicity index formula Fi=(QTP?2QME)/10?1 wherein QTP represents the total cationic charge of the polymer and QME represents the charge part of the ester type monomer. The invention also relates to the production and use of said polyelectrolytes and water-in-water polymer dispersions which contain said polyelectrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Norbert Steiner, Gregor Herth, Werner Fischer, Horst Redlof
  • Patent number: 7374690
    Abstract: Processes for removing oil from a solid wellbore material such as drill cuttings or water such as produced by a subterranean formation include contacting the solid material/water with an amino-substituted polymer such as chitosan and a halogenating agent. The oil separates from the solid material and becomes bound within a flocculated solid. The flocculated solid containing the oil subsequently may be combined with a solvent of the amino-substituted polymer. Further, the flocculated solid may be contacted with a reducing agent, converting the flocculated solid back into the amino-substitute polymer and forming an oil-phase separate from the solvent-phase. The oil-phase may then be separated from the solvent phase and recovered. The solvent in which the amino-substituted polymer is dissolved may be recycled for treating more solid material removed from the well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: B. Raghava Reddy
  • Patent number: 7344647
    Abstract: Recycled waste water is treated to remove contaminants and produce a sludge cake with a high percentage of solids and to produce a treated recycled waste water that can be discharged into a municipal sewer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Stewart Water Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy L. Stewart
  • Patent number: 7341668
    Abstract: A filter aid and a method of using the same are disclosed that effectively removes contaminants from water-based metal forming liquids used in aluminum forming, rolling and other metal working processes. The filter aid includes a cellulosic material and a cationic polymer flocculating agent that is mixed with contaminated metal working fluid for a predetermined amount of time. The contaminated metal working fluid is then filtered through the filter aid, thereby removing the substantially all of the contaminants therein and allowing purified metal working fluid to return to the process system without carrying contaminants that will harm the surfaces of the metal being worked and the device that forms them. An acid material may be optionally added to the metal forming liquid, the acid serving to maintain the pressure and flow rate at normal levels by controlling clogging in the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: J.R. Schneider Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Snell, J. Howard Adams
  • Patent number: 7338605
    Abstract: A filter aid and a method of using the same are disclosed that effectively removes contaminants from water-based metal forming liquids used in aluminum forming, rolling and other metal working processes. The filter aid includes a cellulosic material and a cationic polymer flocculating agent that is mixed with contaminated metal working fluid for a predetermined amount of time. The contaminated metal working fluid is then filtered through the filter aid, thereby removing the substantially all of the contaminants therein and allowing purified metal working fluid to return to the process system without carrying contaminants that will harm the surfaces of the metal being worked and the device that forms them. An acid material may be optionally added to the metal forming liquid, the acid serving to maintain the pressure and flow rate at normal levels by controlling clogging in the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: J.R. Schneider Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Snell, J. Howard Adams