Utilizing Ozone Patents (Class 210/760)
  • Patent number: 10626036
    Abstract: A hyper-oxygenated water composition comprising water and 10 ppm to 50 ppm of molecular oxygen, methods and systems of making and using the hyper-oxygenated water composition are described. The hyper-oxygenated water composition was made by pre-filtering and filtering by reverse osmosis of a source water, ozonolyzing and vortexing with oxygen with the water, ultraviolet irradiating and treating with hydrogen peroxide the water. The hyper-oxygenated water composition can be used for general improvement of human well-being and prevention and treatment of diseases by oral or transcutaneous administration of the hyper-oxygenated water composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECT WATER WORLDWIDE, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Guoin
  • Patent number: 10620091
    Abstract: A pressure simulator is disclosed. The pressure simulator may include a supply inlet, a venturi coupled to the supply inlet by a supply conduit, the venturi including a vacuum output, and a first simulator output coupled to the vacuum output by a vacuum conduit. The venturi is configured to receive a compressed gas from the supply inlet and to provide a vacuum to the first output via the vacuum conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark A. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10604954
    Abstract: A water quality management system for a water installation containing water. In some embodiments, the system includes a water quality measurement module adapted to monitor the water quality of the water in the water installation and to send water quality information to a controller; a chemical dispensing module adapted to dispense chemicals directly into the water installation in response to signals from the controller; and a communication mechanism configured to provide communication among the controller, the water quality measurement module, the chemical dispensing module and a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: WATERGURU INC.
    Inventors: Tadmor Shalon, Richard A. Falk
  • Patent number: 10458025
    Abstract: Disclosed is a case for electric devices having a moisture removing apparatus inside. The apparatus includes a first electrode exposed in an inside of a casing having an electronic circuit board therein, connected to one electrode of a power source, and coated with a dielectric material on a surface thereof. The apparatus includes a second electrode exposed in the inside of the casing having the electronic circuit board therein, connected to a remaining electrode of the power source, and spaced apart from the first electrode so as to define a space therebetween. The apparatus includes an electric discharge air path provided between the surface of the first electrode coated with the dielectric material and the second electrode, and in which moisture of air is decomposed by electric discharge occurring between the first and second electrodes while air inside the casing circulates in the electric discharge air path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Man Ju Oh, Sang Shin Lee, Jae Woo Park, So Yoon Park, Jae Woong Kim, So La Chung
  • Patent number: 10426856
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a decontamination system which does not require large scale equipment such as large diameter ducts or anti-condensation heaters, while enabling, with respect to a plurality of rooms targeted to be decontaminated, pipelining of which distance is long for each room, the decontamination system being capable of supplying an accurate amount of decontamination gas for each room. [Solving Means] Compressed air-generating means and decontamination solution-supplying means are included, mixed gas-liquid adjusters and gas generators are respectively provided in each room targeted to be decontaminated, and a conveyance distance of gas-liquid supplying pipes which communicate with the mixed gas-liquid adjusters and the gas generators is longer than a conveyance distance of decontamination solution supplying pipes which communicate with decontamination solution-supplying means and the mixed gas-liquid adjusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AIREX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kawasaki, Daisuke Kakuda, Jun Masudome
  • Patent number: 10035693
    Abstract: A bottled water dispenser is disclosed that includes a water bottle, a cold tank, and an ozone generator, which is fluidly coupled to a Y-connector. The dispenser includes a first tube that is fluidly coupled to a first port of the Y-connector, with the first tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the cold tank. The dispenser further includes a second tube that is fluidly coupled to a second port of the Y-connector, with the second tube being configured to deliver ozone gas to the water bottle. The ozone gas is effective to sterilize and prevent biofilm formation within the interior areas of the cold tank and water bottle. The dispensers further include an in-line flow restrictor positioned in-line with either the first tube or second tube, which helps balance the flow of ozone that is delivered to the cold tank and water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: George Yui, Andrei Yui
  • Patent number: 9975794
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for treating greywater from a microbial food decomposition process. A method includes flowing, into a mixing chamber of a water treatment tank, a first volume of untreated greywater. A second volume of recirculated greywater mixed with ozone gas is flowed into the mixing chamber, and mixes with the first volume of untreated greywater to produce a third volume. The third volume of greywater is flowed into a storage tank. The method further includes diverting a first portion of the third volume out of the water treatment tank, and diverting a second portion of the third volume into a recirculation line that flows the second portion back to the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ENVIROPURE SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: James Slanina, Joseph Batts
  • Patent number: 9936841
    Abstract: A dispenser for generating ozone containing fluid comprising: drawing atmospheric air into an air compartment, generating ozone within the air compartment from air in the air compartment by conversion within the compartment of oxygen in the air within the compartment into ozone to form ozonated air, discharging the ozonated air from the air compartment, mixing the ozonated discharged air with a flowable fluid to form an ozonated fluid-air mixture, and passing the ozonated fluid-air mixture out a discharge outlet. Preferably, the method is carried out in a dispenser utilizing a piston pump to draw air through a corona discharge ozone generator and to draw liquid from a liquid reservoir and simultaneously pass both the ozonated air and liquid through a foam generator to generate foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 9850148
    Abstract: A water treatment device and methods of treating water such as cooling tower water, swimming pool water, and hot tub or spa water, are described. The water treatment device utilizes ultraviolet radiation, a magnetic field, and ozone fortified air to treat the water, typically resulting in reduced microbial contamination and reduced alkalinity in cooling tower water. Cooling tower water may consequently be run at higher cycles of concentration while reducing or eliminating deposition of minerals on cooling tower components. Swimming pool water and hot tub water treated with the water treatment device typically requires less chlorine, and chlorine levels are typically more stable than without the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SILVER BULLET WATER TREATMENT COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David Kolstad, David Sunshine
  • Patent number: 9845255
    Abstract: Disclosed an aerobic system for decomposition of aqueous organic waste, which comprises at least a first processing container including sides, an upper opening, a substantially horizontal floor, an inlet, an outlet, at least one channel arranged at the floor having an upwardly opening mouth, a ventilating pipe extending above the mouth, and a pump connected to the pipe and arranged to provide a supply of a gas to the ventilating pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Kwok Ki Lo
  • Patent number: 9809473
    Abstract: A water treatment system includes a water mixing unit adapted to promote water turbulence, an input line having an upstream end adapted to be in fluid communication with a body of water to be treated, and a downstream end in fluid communication with the water mixing unit. The system includes an ozone injector adapted to be connected in fluid communication with an ozone gas generation system. A branching line is in fluid communication with the input line and the ozone injector and an ozone supply line is in fluid communication with the ozone injector and the input line. A bypass control valve is in fluid communication with the ozone supply line and the water input line and is adapted to be selectively switched between an open position and a closed position, wherein water is prevented from flowing through the branching line and the ozone supply line when the bypass control valve is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Waterco Limited
    Inventor: Pradeep Kumar Tandon
  • Patent number: 9718706
    Abstract: A solution for disinfecting a fluid, colloid, mixture, and/or the like using ultraviolet radiation is provided. An ultraviolet transparent enclosure can include an inlet and an outlet for a flow of media to be disinfected. The ultraviolet transparent enclosure includes a material that is configured to prevent biofouling within the ultraviolet transparent enclosure. A set of ultraviolet radiation sources are located adjacent to the ultraviolet transparent enclosure and are configured to generate ultraviolet radiation towards the ultraviolet transparent enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SENSOR ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Saulius Smetona, Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 9695578
    Abstract: A water supply system includes a first pipe, a water reservoir, and a Venturi pipe having a first Venturi nozzle terminal, a second Venturi nozzle terminal and a Venturi nozzle branch arranged between the first and second Venturi nozzle terminal. The first Venturi nozzle terminal is connected via the first pipe to the water reservoir. The first Venturi nozzle terminal is connectable to a second pipe to fill the water reservoir. The branch of the Venturi pipe is connectable to a third pipe to supply taps. Water flows through the Venturi pipe from the first Venturi nozzle terminal to the second Venturi nozzle terminal when the water reservoir is filled, and water flows through the Venturi pipe from the second Venturi nozzle terminal to the Venturi nozzle branch during the supply procedure, to provide a water supply system which requires less maintenance and is less temperamental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Schreiner, Paolo Cavarero, Hannes Müller, Ralf Menshausen, Markus Wirth, Michael Rempe, Carlos Rosero
  • Patent number: 9403178
    Abstract: A mobile system for dispensing cleaning fluid at a jobsite comprising a vehicle with wheels and an interior; a lower level provided in the interior; an upper level provided in the interior and separated from the underlying lower level by a deck; a clean fluid supply tank located on the lower level; at least one outflow pump downstream from and in communication with the clean fluid supply tank arranged on the upper level; and, at least one spray hose for dispensing fluid from the clean fluid supply, the spray hose downstream from and in communication with the at least one pump, at least a portion of the at least one spray hose external to the vehicle for dispensing the fluid at the jobsite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PWS I.P., LLC
    Inventor: William Mologousis
  • Patent number: 9307887
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a dishwasher appliance that measures the amount of ozone in a wash chamber of the appliance. The appliance is also configured for adjusting the amount of ozone in the wash chamber based upon such measurements. The appliance may adjust the amount of ozone by, e.g., adjusting the flow rate of wash fluid to the wash chamber, adjusting the flow rate of air in the wash chamber, and/or adjusting the temperature of wash chamber. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ramasamy Thiyagarajan
  • Patent number: 9272924
    Abstract: A process and apparatus to remove and breakdown volatile organic compounds from drinking water, groundwater, wastewater, frack water and air exhaust. The process entails filling a tank, chamber, pipe, or column with ozone-containing gas, introducing into this ozone-containing gas-filled tank, chamber, pipe or column, very small droplets of water, contaminated with volatile organic compounds which then volatilize out from the water and break down in the ozone gas thereby improving the water quality and associated air quality. The current invention has been shown to achieve more than 99% combined removal efficiency. The process can also be used to treat air streams containing volatile organic compounds. To increase efficiency, ozone is introduced where the atomized particles are smallest. Three configurations utilizing said process include upward and downward spray of contaminated water into ozone and pumping through openings in an enclosure to a reaction chamber filled with ozone-containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ABC Sails, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Jada Berger, Isaac Wayne Anderson
  • Patent number: 9139457
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are described that control and manage wastewater collection and treatment. One or more sensors monitor and measure levels of contaminants, other chemicals and or environmental conditions in a well of a collection station and/or in inflow and/or outflow mains. An additive that can include one or more of ozone, oxygen, a bioagent, bleach, peroxide and other chemicals, and selected to treat chemicals and/or contaminants in wastewater, can be mixed with waste water in the well and the main. A dispersion assembly deployed within the collection station is adapted to mix and spray the waste water and additive onto a wall of the well or surface of a body of wastewater in the well. A processor configured to control the rate at which the additive is provided to the dispersion assembly or force main based on measurements of contaminants received from the first and second sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ANUE WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Hatten
  • Patent number: 9139453
    Abstract: A fluid treatment apparatus for sterilizing drinks comprises an elongated tubular duct (110) and an elongated UV light source (111) extending longitudinally along the duct (110). The fluid flows longitudinally along the duct (110) in a thin annular low passage (114) which extends around the UV light source (111). A mixing device (112), disposed between adjacent longitudinal portions of the duct (110), diverts the fluid from a first portion of the passage (114) through fluid mixing means (113, 116) in the device (112) and returns the mixed fluid to a second portion of the passage (114). Micro-organisms in the fluid flow are killed as they come close to the light source (111). The mixing device (112) mixes the flow and returns it to the flow passage (114). A plurality of mixing devices along the duct (110) increases the likelihood that microorganisms receive a sufficient lethal dose of UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Steriflow Limited
    Inventor: Malcolm Robert Snowball
  • Patent number: 9078554
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a dishwasher appliance that measures the amount of ozone in a wash chamber of the appliance. The appliance is also configured for adjusting the amount of ozone in the wash chamber based upon such measurements. The appliance may adjust the amount of ozone by, e.g., adjusting the flow rate of wash fluid to the wash chamber, adjusting the flow rate of air in the wash chamber, and/or adjusting the temperature of wash chamber. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ramasamy Thiyagarajan
  • Publication number: 20150114819
    Abstract: Methods and a system for removing carbon nanotubes from a water stream are provided herein. The system includes a purification vessel, wherein the purification vessel is configured to form a carbon oxide from the carbon nanotubes within the water stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. Denton, Dallas B. Noyes, Russell J. Koveal, Jr., Terry A. Ring
  • Patent number: 8992781
    Abstract: A water filter-pitcher includes a water pitcher with at least two chambers separated by at least one filter, and an ozone generator to generate ozone for sanitizing at least internal surfaces of said two chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Soda-Club (CO2) SA
    Inventors: Guy Daniely, Avraham Cohen
  • Patent number: 8980105
    Abstract: A portable, personal advanced-oxidation water treatment system based on ozone and a catalyst such as titanium dioxide that can cycle and purify water to make it portable by removing organic contaminants. The unit can be used for long periods of time without having to replenish the active portions. The unit can be carried in a backpack or in a vehicle. Fresh water is typically loaded into the unit, and the unit is cycled until the water is pure enough to drink. A battery is used to produce ozone and to cycle the water through a reaction vessel and can optionally be charged with a small solar panel The unit can also be powered directly from a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Fleck, John A. Pidgeon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8968569
    Abstract: A method of wastewater reutilization by which reusable water can be stably obtained from a wastewater. Ozone is added to a wastewater, such as water resulting from sewage treatment, in such a small amount as to result in a residual ozone concentration as measured before membrane filtration of 0.01-1.0 mg/L. Ozone is thus brought into contact with fine solids contained in the wastewater to alter the surface properties of the fine solids so that the solids are easily to coagulate. Thereafter, a coagulant, e.g., PACl, is added from a coagulant addition device (3). The fine solids are coagulated in a coagulation tank (5) or a line mixer and the resultant water is subjected to membrane filtration with an ozone-resistant separation membrane (6) such as ceramic membrane. Thus, reusable water is obtained which has a residual ozone concentration, as measured after filtration through the membrane, less than 0.5 mg/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Metawater Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Suzuki, Motoharu Noguchi, Hideki Kozono
  • Publication number: 20150034568
    Abstract: Water purification and recycling system that generates electricity and has a large reservoir and a small reservoir that provides potable water to a water user structure. After use by the water user structure, wastewater is applied from said water user structure via at least one wastewater path to wastewater treatment apparatus. The wastewater treatment apparatus receives and processes the wastewater using a power plant that operates continuously to produce steam. The wastewater treatment apparatus is also powered by a co-adjuvant gas turbine generator is adapted to generate supplemental steam for the power plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20150021279
    Abstract: The invention discloses an ozonization continuous reaction device, comprising a raw material inlet, a raw material distributing device, one or plurality of single reaction tubes, a product outlet and an air vent. The first end of the raw material distributing device is communicated with the raw material inlet; the first end of one or plurality of single reaction tubes is communicated with the second end of the raw material distributing device; the product outlet is communicated with the second end of the single reaction tube; ozone is conveyed to the single reaction tube via the air vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hao Hong, Jian Tao, Furong Chen
  • Patent number: 8926842
    Abstract: A water treatment system using a high pressure advanced oxidation process with unreacted ozone reusing is disclosed, which are able to increase a decomposition speed of a pollutant by reusing a high pressure advanced oxidation process which uses an ozone and photocatalyst and a photo-oxidation reaction of a ultraviolet ray. The capacity of the expensive ozone generator can be reduced as compared to the conventional advanced oxidation process which uses a large capacity ozone generator in which almost ozone is discharged into the air. In addition, it is possible to decrease the load of the off-gas ozone removing apparatus for removing the off-gas ozone which is discharged into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Jong Seob Shim
  • Patent number: 8919743
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for facilitating dissolution of one or more gases into a liquid. Preferred gases for use with the apparatus are oxygen, air, and ozone. An apparatus of the present invention includes a dissolution tank that includes a pressure vessel, at least one liquid spray nozzle, and a fluid outlet. The apparatus also includes a gas source, an element for passing fluid into the pressure vessel, and a discharge device connected to the fluid outlet, which discharge device is provided with at least one orifice. Preferred applications include wastewater treatment, treatment of drinking water, fermentation, and bioremediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Osborn, Marty M. Matlock, Shandi S. Teltschik
  • Patent number: 8920644
    Abstract: A method of producing drinking water from wastewater comprises ozonating the wastewater and treating the wastewater with powdered activated carbon (PAC). The ozonated wastewater and the PAC are mixed together in a contacting zone. The mixture of PAC and wastewater is directed through a membrane filtration unit that separates a PAC rich concentrate from treated water. The PAC rich concentrate is recirculated to the contacting zone to increase the concentration of PAC in the contacting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support
    Inventor: Abdelkader Gaid
  • Patent number: 8916050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and their use for the treatment of water. In one embodiment, the invention provides for a compositions and their use for the treatment of microorganisms. This invention also provides compositions and their use to provide clean water in an environmentally-friendly manner. In another embodiment, the invention provides for compositions and their use in combination with common equipment for controlling the growth of micro-organisms, such as with an ozonator or UV-C lamp, in a water system such as in hot tub or pool. Additionally, the specification describes methods and compositions for controlling the growth of microorganisms in an aqueous system. Using the methods and compositions, one treats an aqueous system with an amount effective to control the growth of at least one microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Special Water Patents B.V.
    Inventor: Jan de Rijk
  • Publication number: 20140360948
    Abstract: A system for and method of sanitizing water and waterway surfaces using ozone gas is disclosed wherein water is circulated from a water reservoir in a water ozonation loop means. Ozone is generated by an ozone generator and dispensed into the circulating water by an ozone feed means. In some embodiments the ozone is generated from gas in the water reservoir and dispensed into the water ozonation loop means at a venturi tube. A controller is provided for activating an ozonation cycle. In some embodiments, the ozonation cycle includes the actuation of a circulating water pump for a cycle interval, and the actuation of an ozone generator during an ozone generation interval, which is less than the cycle interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Louis Busick
  • Patent number: 8906241
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new form of reactive ozone and techniques for producing nanobubble suspensions of the reactive ozone. The bubbles entrap a high concentration of ozone, with the ozone orienting a net negative charge outwards and a net positive charge inwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kerfoot Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Kerfoot
  • Patent number: 8900459
    Abstract: Systems and methods for versatile water purification. The methods may include floating a raft on a source of water to be purified. The raft may provide inlet for the water. The methods may include pumping the water and selectively pre-treating the pumped water by chemical injection prior to filtration. The methods may include passing the pumped water, sequentially, through a multi media filter to produce filtered water, into a plurality of reverse osmosis columns to produce osmosis water, and into a buffer tank. The methods may include injecting ozone into water pumped from the tank, and selectively returning the ozone-injected water to the tank via a first valve. Via a second valve, the ozone-injected water may be passed to a bottle washing station for washing and sterilization of receptacles to receive purified waters pumped from the tank. Methods may include Ultra Violet and chemical treatment of water prior to dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: PureSafe Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gil Tenne
  • Publication number: 20140349379
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispersing and entraining and controlling the residence time, absorption and release of gas bubbles or particles in a fluid without losing gas utilization efficiency from escaping surface gas events. A mechanical, rotating plurality of hollowed blades that induce both an axial and radial controlled circulatory flow and provide a means of gas introduction into the discharge flow that has a conical helical, axial and radial outward flow from the axis of rotation and allows entrained gas bubbles to be trapped as particles and recirculated by means of a circulatory flow back into the intake vortex of said mechanical, rotating plurality of blades. The flow is characterized by a forced intake vortex caused by a low pressure zone with a radial component, and subsequent axial component drawing fluid in a circular fashion toward the eye of the rotating device and impelling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Carl Roy Bachellier
  • Patent number: 8889013
    Abstract: Water purification and recycling system that generates electricity and has a large reservoir and a small reservoir that provides potable water to a water user structure. After use by the water user structure, wastewater is applied from said water user structure via at least one wastewater path to wastewater treatment apparatus. The wastewater treatment apparatus receives and processes the wastewater using a power plant that operates continuously to produce steam. The wastewater treatment apparatus is also powered by a co-adjuvant gas turbine generator is adapted to generate supplemental steam for the power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: William E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8882969
    Abstract: A system for treating recovered fluids in-line that includes a thermal reactor for separating contaminated drill cuttings into drill cuttings and contaminants by applying heat to the contaminated drill cuttings so as to vaporize contaminants from the contaminated drill cuttings; a first condenser in fluid connection with the thermal reactor for condensing the vaporized contaminants; a separator in fluid connection with the first condenser for separating the condensed vapors into an oleaginous liquid and an aqueous liquid, wherein at least a portion of one of the aqueous liquid and oleaginous liquid is fed back into the first condenser via a feedback line; and an ozone generator operatively coupled to the feedback line, wherein at least the portion of the fed back liquid is ozonated by the ozone generator and fed into the condenser is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: M-I LLC
    Inventors: Mukesh Kapila, Ivan Batinic, Paul Gover, Neale Browne
  • Patent number: 8877046
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for recycling wash water, having a first separator configured to separate solids from wash water, a second separator configured to separate oil from wash water, a bioreactor configured to bacterially consume solids from wash water, a third separator configured to further separate solids from wash water, an oxidation chamber configured to sterilize and oxygenate wash water, an aeration tray configured to further oxygenate wash water, a storage tank configured to store wash water, and a pump configured to pump wash water from the storage tank to the bioreactor. The present invention also includes a process and method associated with the use and function of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter B. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8871098
    Abstract: The invention discloses an apparatus and method to uniformly disperse ozone gas bubbles into liquid phase water for the treatment thereof. The apparatus consists of a water inlet section connected with a section with structured packing or monolith having parallel flow channels. A portion of the influent water is withdrawn from the main water stream as a side stream, pressurized by a pump, mixed with ozone-containing gas, and then injected back into the main water flow. The side stream may be divided into multiple streams either before or after mixing with the ozone-containing gas, and then injected into the main flow section upstream of the packed section. In alternate embodiments, the ozone-containing gas can be injected directly through the gas diffusers just upstream of the packed section in order to achieve uniform concentration of gas and liquid in the fluid entering the monolith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Vipul P. Dholakia, Annemarie Ott Weist, David Lee Mitchell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140299552
    Abstract: A process for disinfecting a treatment fluid is disclosed, including the step of admixing an aqueous solution comprising two or more oxidants generated via electrolysis of a salt solution with a treatment fluid. The mixed oxidants may be generated on site, using a containerized system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Colin Stewart, Mukesh Kapila, James R. Fajt, Perry Lomond, Daniel Gallo, Richard Bingham, Alan McKee
  • Patent number: 8852437
    Abstract: A method of producing sterile water from raw water during a production cycle in a production plant P, including adding a disinfectant to the produced sterile water during the production cycle to permanently monitor the condition of the sterile water and/or the production plant, and determining and evaluating a reduction of concentration of the disinfectant directly in the production stream. In a production plant suited for carrying out the method, a sterile sensor is provided directly in the production stream through which the reduction of concentration of the disinfectant added to the produced sterile water can be permanently measured and evaluated to provide a sterility evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Jörg Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8840705
    Abstract: A method for producing ozone for use in ozonolysis reactions. Oxygen is separated from the mixture of ozone and oxygen from an ozone generation unit and is fed back to the oxygen feed to the generation unit. Nitrogen is fed to the ozone separation unit and the mixture of nitrogen and ozone is fed to the ozonation reactor where the ozone will react with organic compounds to produce desired end products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank R. Fitch, Naresh J. Suchak
  • Publication number: 20140263098
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for the reduction of the concentration of contaminants in residential drinking water. The apparatuses and methods described herein are capable of lowering the concentration of 1,4 dioxane found in well water to well below the state mandated maximum concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, William B. Kerfoot
  • Publication number: 20140263097
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating cooling water of a retort are described. The methods and systems generate an aqueous ozone solution and combine the aqueous ozone solution with the cooling water. The methods and systems provide a safe, economical, easy to handle, and environmentally friendly solution for maintaining a retort cooling water system. The systems and methods herein remove contaminates from the cooling water, supply a continuous sanitizer created on-site, reduce the need for additional chemicals, and reduce the labor costs attributed to maintaining the retort cooling water system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Food Safety Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel W. Lynn
  • Patent number: 8808550
    Abstract: A system and method for oxidation treatment of water in which ozone gas is dissolved in water by passing a mixed gas-liquid stream through a monolith at an elevated pressure that is close to the preferred gas output pressure for an ozone generator. The monolith is preferably contained at least partially within a gas-liquid separator vessel. Advanced oxidation is optionally provided by injecting hydrogen peroxide and/or embedding a catalyst on the monolith. At least a portion of the treated water is preferably recycled in order to increase total ozone dosing in the effluent stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Vipul P. Dholakia
  • Patent number: 8801939
    Abstract: A method for increasing ozone concentration in a liquid can include: providing a gas having ozone; introducing the ozone-containing gas into a liquid, wherein the liquid and ozone combination has a temperature between about 0.8 and about 1.5 times the critical temperature of ozone; and increasing isothermally, the pressure of the ozone-containing gas above the liquid to about 0.3 to about 5 times the critical pressure of ozone so as to increase the ozone concentration in the liquid. The temperature is expressed in absolute units (Kelvin or Rankin). The method can be used for removing ozone from a gas or for purifying ozone. The liquid having a high ozone concentration can be used for ozonolysis of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: University of Kansas, Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Bala Subramaniam, Daryle Busch, Andrew M. Danby, Thomas P Binder
  • Patent number: 8784669
    Abstract: A batch process for the treatment of an aqueous solution so that the treated product is more desirable for disposal includes obtaining an influent batch of aqueous solution for treatment, treating the batch of solution by an advanced oxidation process. The advanced oxidation process including causing ozone to be mixed with the solution, maintaining the mixture of solution and ozone at a pressure above atmospheric for a time of at least two seconds. In a preferred embodiment of the process, the process includes continuously recirculating the fluid to be treated, through a recirculation conduit, the recirculation conduit including an ozone injector and the ozone injector is adapted to inject ozone into the aqueous solution as the aqueous solution circulates through an ozone injector. Influent to be treated may be selected from the group including sewage, septage, leachate, ballast or other aqueous solutions where it is desirable to treat the fluid prior to disposal, further treatment, or reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bain, Graham Edward Swales
  • Patent number: 8764989
    Abstract: An ozone purification system for fluids that includes a pump having an inlet for receiving the fluid. The pump includes at least one opening. An expansion tank is in communication with a first of the at least one opening of the pump, wherein the fluid may flow from the pump through the at least one opening to the expansion tank. The system includes an ozone generator having an ozone impregnator, which is in fluid communication with the expansion tank and is adapted to inject an amount of ozone into the fluid. A holding tank is in communication with the pump. A valve is in communication with the pump and includes a first and a second position. The valve directs the fluid to exit the system when valve is in the first position, and the valve recycles the fluid to the expansion tank when the is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Charles M. Minnix
  • Patent number: 8758618
    Abstract: The installation comprises three reaction vessels (100, 200, 300) in series, each containing an aqueous phase and a specific bacterial population. The vessels serve in succession to dissolve the liquid feedstock for treatment by enzymatic hydrolysis, then to biodegrade the resulting effluent by biological digestion, and finally to reduce the residual bacterial components by biological action. The vessels are mutually isolated by tangential filters (108, 208, 308) and by centrifugal separators (212, 312) for filtering the biomass from the reaction products. The result is a final liquid effluent (EFF/N) that is essentially non-organic, with the filtered biomass downstream constituting an ultimate organic waste (DU) of reduced volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dewdrops
    Inventor: William Everett
  • Patent number: 8753523
    Abstract: The invention is a method for treating fluid in a main fluid reservoir, e.g., a pool, spa, or water tank, etc., using ozonated air. A fluid filter is placed in an auxiliary fluid reservoir located in or next to the main fluid reservoir. An ozone generator pumps a combination of ozone and air into the auxiliary reservoir. Fluid in the auxiliary reservoir passes through a filter and back into the main reservoir without the use of any fluid pump. More specifically, a vertical lift tube is placed beneath the auxiliary fluid reservoir so that the open top of the lift tube is within the auxiliary reservoir. Fluid from the main reservoir is fed to the bottom of the lift tube. Ozone and air from the ozone generator is also piped into the lift tube near its bottom. The fluid flows through the filter due to the effect of ozone and air bubbles released by a diffuser at the bottom of the lift tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Charles E. C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8753566
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for treating a condensate stream from a condenser that contains odorous compounds, such as various condensate streams produced in a rendering process. In one embodiment, the condensate stream is treated by adding an oxidizer to the liquid condensate stream to oxidize odor-causing compounds in the stream prior to being treated in a waste water pre-treatment system. In this manner, the odor resulting from these compounds can be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen R. Temple
  • Patent number: 8747764
    Abstract: An inline intravenous (IV) fluid sterilization system can be located within directly upstream of the patient's access point, downstream of any breach points, so as to ensure fluid sterility. The chamber space between the walls is accessed by a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port between which the fluid flows. The inlet port is connected to a conduit/tubing from the fluid source and the outlet port is interconnected with a conduit/tubing that is free of breach points and interconnects to the patient access point. The inner wall allows for transmission of UV light into the fluid space. The walls define a space therebetween that is relatively small radially, allowing for a sufficient flow rate, but providing a large surface area and small fluid depth for exposure to the UV light. The UV light is provided by an elongated lamp within a cavity of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
    Inventors: Corey A. Burchman, Steven D. Reinitz, Kathryn E. Boucher, Renee N. Cottle