With Inorganic Matter Other Than Alkali-metal Hydroxides And Carbonates And Water Patents (Class 252/181)
  • Patent number: 10315944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of dewatering an aqueous mineral suspension comprising introducing into the suspension a flocculating system comprising a poly(ethylene oxide) copolymer, in particular a copolymer of ethylene oxide and one or more silane- or siloxane-functionalized glycidyl ether monomer. Said poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers are useful for the treatment of suspensions of particulate material, especially waste mineral slurries. The invention is particularly suitable for the treatment of tailings and other waste material resulting from mineral processing, in particular, the processing of oil sands tailings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cole A. Witham, Matthew J. Hansen, James E. Hitt, Carol E. Mohler, Michael K. Poindexter
  • Patent number: 10241047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for analysing a sample comprising at least a first and a second scale inhibitor, which scale inhibitors are synthetic organic compounds comprising at least one ionised group. The method comprises optionally diluting and/or purifying the sample, and allowing the sample interact with a reagent comprising lanthanide(III) ion. The sample is excited at a first excitation wavelength and a sample signal deriving from the lanthanide(III) ion is detected at a signal wavelength by using time-resolved luminescence measurement. The total concentration of the first and the second scale inhibitor is determined by using the detected sample signal, and the concentration of the first scale inhibitor in the sample is determined. The concentration of the second scale inhibitor is determined mathematically by using the obtained results for the total concentration and for the first scale inhibitor concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Vesa Nuutinen, Susanna Toivonen, James Johnstone, Harri Härmä, Mirva Lehmusto, Satu Tiittanen, Pave Väisänen, Joonas Siivonen, Paul Mundill
  • Patent number: 10174429
    Abstract: There are provided methods and methods and compositions for suppressing corrosion of a corrodible metal surface that contacts a water stream in a water system. The method comprises introducing into the water stream a treatment composition, the treatment composition including a Tin(II) corrosion inhibitor and a hydroxycarboxylic acid promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kalakodimi, Curt Turner, DeAnn Wills-Guy
  • Patent number: 9765286
    Abstract: Alkaline ware wash detergents containing an alkali metal alkalinity source and alkanol amine phosphonate scale inhibitors and methods of employing the same for superior cleaning efficacy and hard water scale control are disclosed. Alkanol amine phosphonates beneficially reduce scale build-up, including calcium carbonate scale build-up from alkaline detergents used with hard water sources. Methods of employing the detergent compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Kerrie Walters
  • Patent number: 9505640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reduce treating ballast water which has been subjected to a biocidal treatment with a chlorine-based oxidizing agent or an oxygen-based oxidizing agent, by using a tablet or pellet of sodium sulfite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kamatsuchi, Takao Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 9309151
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a process of reducing the usage of lime in a lime slurry, comprising the steps of: 1) forming a mixture comprising at least one polymeric dispersant comprising a straight chain polyacrylate homopolymer and a quantity of water; 2) introducing the mixture to a vessel prior to slaking for preparation of the lime slurry; and 3) slaking a quantity of lime and the mixture in the vessel to form the lime slurry, wherein the usage of lime in the lime slurry is reduced by about 25% to about 37%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Applied Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence Scheurman, III
  • Publication number: 20150129472
    Abstract: Cellulose acetate or polyvinylpyrrolidone is electrospun into fibers having diameters of nanometer scale to form a first mat that is capable of absorbing hydrocarbons. A second mat may be formed from a solution of cellulose acetate or polyvinylpyrrolidone further containing tungsten trioxide. The solution is electrospun onto a copper mesh and then thermally oxidized to create a nanostructure comprising a grid or network of tungsten trioxide crystals and copper oxide crystals. The nanogrid is capable of photocatalyzing the degradation of hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. The grid may be combined with the first mat to degrade hydrocarbons that the first mat absorbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Pelagia-Irene Gouma, Jusang Lee
  • Publication number: 20150101978
    Abstract: Storage stable polyhydroxylated aromatic ether adducts of polyalkylene oxide are described. Reactive compositions are formed by combining an ether adduct with an aldehyde, optionally further adding a phenolic-aldehyde prepolymer. The reactive compositions are cured by removing water, by acidification, or both. The cured compositions sorb solvated compounds from environments containing water. The cured compositions are also useful for pre-loading with compounds that are subsequently released at a controlled rate into environments containing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis Elliott
  • Publication number: 20150090672
    Abstract: Methods, kits, cartridges and compounds related to generating chlorine dioxide by exposing ClO2? to at least one of a manganese porphyrin catalyst or a manganese porphyrazine catalyst are described. Methods, kits, cartridges and compounds related to decomposed cyanide ions and hydrogen cyanide for water decontamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: John T. Groves
  • Publication number: 20150090667
    Abstract: Methods for clarifying water, reducing turbidity of water, and removing phosphate from water include adding a water treatment composition having an aluminum-containing coagulant, and a natural non-charged polysaccharide, such as guar. The aluminum-containing compound can include polyaluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate, polyaluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum sulfate, sodium aluminate, polyaluminum sulfate, polyaluminum silicate chloride, polyaluminum silicate sulfate, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HALOSOURCE, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Kneib, Everett J. Nichols, James R. Scott, Ryan Wietholter
  • Publication number: 20150090923
    Abstract: The invention includes a tablet made from a coagulant that will improve the settling of suspended solids in an aqueous media such as wastewater, recycled water, potable water, storm water, swimming pool water, spa water, boiler water, cooling tower water and industrial process water. The agent is a tablet containing at least one salt from the aluminum sulfate family in a mixture of organic and inorganic binders. The mixed material is especially adapted to lend itself to high speed molding operations. Such agent, when in molded form, provides controlled dissolution in an aqueous media, exhibits strength and non-chipping characteristics which is a benefit in shipping and handling and is free from dusting, flaking or other deteriorative factors. In its tablet form, this agent can be used in combination with a holding apparatus having slotted opening zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory D. Graves
  • Publication number: 20150076424
    Abstract: A remedial composition comprising a soluble silicate, a surfactant, a polyol and water is disclosed. The remedial composition of the present invention is generally intended for use in the treatment of soil, sand, water, fly ash and other mediums that may contain hazardous materials. In one embodiment of the present invention the soluble silicate of the remedial composition has a mole ratio of about 2.6 to about 3.9 moles silicate per mole of alkali metal oxide. In another embodiment of the present invention the remedial composition will have a pH level ranging from about 10.5 to about 11.9. In another embodiment the water component further comprises from about 0.5% to about 15% dissolved oxygen (O2). In another embodiment of the present invention the remedial composition may be further diluted by adding water to create various solutions comprising about 1 to 300 parts water to 1 part remedial composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Robert E. Hill, Timothy Ross
  • Publication number: 20150060365
    Abstract: Method and systems are provided for the removal of metal contaminants from aqueous mediums using a chamber containing activated sorptive media and a primary ligand and optionally, a secondary ligand that has been loaded onto the activated sorptive media using hydraulic loading. In at least one embodiment, the methods and systems include a pre-treatment of the sorptive media, a specific volume of the activated sorptive media within the chamber, specific pH ranges of aqueous mediums, and hydraulic loading of the primary ligand and optionally, a secondary ligand, known as dynamic fluidized loading. In at least one embodiment, pore pressures of the seeding solution within the media are at least sufficient to overcome the gravitational forces acting on the media within the column. The methods and systems provide for a highly uniform and predictable loading of the primary ligand and optionally, the secondary ligand, onto the activated sorptive media throughout the sorptive media within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: John WIDIRSTKY, Gautam KHANNA, Allen QUICK
  • Patent number: 8968593
    Abstract: A product-by-process produces a product having a vibrational frequency to balance the chemistry of water when untreated water is exposed to the product to thereby enhance the biophysical properties of water, without adding any compound to the water. The result of the exposure is that the physical properties of specific gravity, conductivity, and resistivity of water are modified, and the biophysical properties of the treated water in organisms such as humans, including but not limited to hydration, oxygenation, and detoxification, are enhanced as verified by human clinical tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: David Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150041390
    Abstract: A carbon block filter for removal of heavy metals and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The carbon block filter includes 50 wt % to 60 wt % of activated carbon and 30 wt % to 40 wt % of an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene binder. The filter further includes a heavy metal-removing agent to mold the carbon block filter. The heavy metal-removing agent is a sorted heavy metal-removing agent obtained by pulverizing Bayoxide E33G having a particle diameter of 0.5 mm to 2 mm or 1.0 ?m to 1.4 ?m and made in Germany and sorting only Bayoxide E33G having a particle size of 10 ?m to 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hyuk-Won KWON, Min-Jung PARK, Sang-Soon PARK, Jeong-Hwan SEO
  • Publication number: 20150041706
    Abstract: A method and adsorbent composition for removing heavy metals from contaminated water, comprising passing a stream of water having a concentration of one or more heavy metals through an adsorbent comprising granules of a mixture of from about 1 wt % to about 15 wt % clay and a thermoplastic polymer matrix; and collecting water having a reduced concentration of said heavy metal(s) downstream of said adsorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Fares D. ALSEWAILEM, Saad A. ALJLIL
  • Publication number: 20150034860
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite membranes containing a metal ion adsorbent, the method comprising the following steps: mixing a metal ion adsorbent powder and a solvent to form a mixture, wherein the solvent is capable of dissolving cellulose; mixing the mixture and cellulose to form a gel blend; removing the solvent from the gel blend, and drying the gel blend to obtain a composite membrane containing a metal ion adsorbent. By means of mixing metal ion adsorbent and cellulose by phase inversion to obtain the composite membrane containing a metal ion adsorbent, the composite membrane containing a metal ion adsorbent can remove heavy metal ions from industrial wastewater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
    Inventors: Wein-Duo Yang, Lin-Hsiang Huang, Zen-Ja Chung
  • Publication number: 20150034559
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating contaminated soil and/or ground water in situ. The compositions and methods comprise stabilized forms of colloidal activated carbon that are used to quickly sorb contaminants. Unlike traditional activated carbon in granular or powder form, the compounds and methods of the present invention are operative to transport particulate activated carbon through a matrix of soil and groundwater upon application by injection, gravity feed, or percolation into soil and groundwater, which in turn decontaminate groundwater in place without the cost or disruption associated with digging the contaminated soil and groundwater out of the ground for on-site purification or disposal at a hazardous waste landfill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150018306
    Abstract: A self-regenerating chitosan based filter medium for disinfecting and purifying organic pollutants and other pollutants in a gas or liquid is disclosed herein. Porosity and surface charge of said filter medium is manipulative/tunable by varying one or more of the following parameter(s): concentration of chitosan, crosslinking density, amount of copolymers and additives, freezing temperature, freezing profile, and/or types of crosslinker used. The present filter medium is capable of self-regenerating under exposure to ultra-violet light for sufficient time and removing over 90% of the pollutants from each influent flowing through the filter medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jifan LI, Yee Man HO, Ka Chun LEE, Wai Yan CHAN, Mui CHAN, Kai Ming YEUNG
  • Publication number: 20140330062
    Abstract: A method for solidifying cementitious wastewater by combining the wastewater with a super absorbent polymer composition that includes a UV-stabilizer to form a mixture and disposing of the mixture as solid construction waste. The UV-stabilizer may be a stabilizing additive in the super absorbent polymer composition that inhibits the reversion from a solid or semi-solid mixture back to a liquid. In some embodiments, the method includes placing the mixture in UV-light non-transmissive packaging. After placing the mixture in the UV-light non-transmissive packaging, the package is closed and can be permanently sealed. The sealed package with solidified material therein can then be disposed as solid construction waste. The super absorbent polymer composition can include zeolite or other molecular sieves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Terrance P. Fenelon, Thomas Vaughn
  • Patent number: 8858827
    Abstract: A water treatment agent for removing pollutant by reinforcing potassium permanganate with intermediate manganese consists of a potassium permanganate and a chelating agent, or, alternatively, consists of a potassium permanganate, a chelating agent and an inducer. The chelating agent is capable of forming a coordination complex with the intermediate manganese which is produced during the reaction of potassium permanganate and organic substance. Thus self decomposition of intermediate manganese is reduced so that the effective utilization rate is increased and the capability for potassium permanganate to degrade organic pollutants is enhanced. The inducer accelerates the production of the intermediate manganese and increases the utilization rate so that the capability of potassium permanganate for degrading the organic pollutants is further enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Harbin Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jun Ma, Jin Jiang, Pang Suyan, Liu Zenghe
  • Patent number: 8845930
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for pre-treating a metal surface with a corrosion inhibitor prior to painting, a method for inhibiting corrosion in a cooling system, wherein the cooling system includes a metal surface and a coolant; and a method for inhibiting corrosion of a reinforcement steel in concrete wherein the method comprising the step of adding to a concrete mixture an anti-corrosive mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pigmentan Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Pipko, Zvi Miller
  • Publication number: 20140284281
    Abstract: An adsorbent composition for removing heavy metals from contaminated water is described. The composition comprises of a mixture of kaolin clay, cellulose powder, silica powder, magnesite powder, bentonite powder and water. The adsorbent is mixed with contaminated water and allowed to react. Once the reaction is finished a reduced contaminant containing water is gathered and reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventor: SAAD A. Al-Jlil
  • Publication number: 20140264157
    Abstract: A process for the preparation from a partially decomposed organic material like peat a granulated or pelletized sorption medium using low-temperature, thermal activation of the sorption medium to produce a high degree of granule or pellet hardness balanced against an efficacious level of ion-exchange and adsorption capacity, followed by chemical treatment of the thermally-activated sorption material via an acid solution and a salt solution to increase its ion-exchange and adsorption performance while minimizing the transfer of natural impurities found in the sorption medium to an aqueous solution is provided by this invention. The sorption medium of this invention can be used in a variety of aqueous solution treatment processes, such as wastewater treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Igor V. Kolomitsyn, Peggy Wallgren Jones, Douglas A. Green
  • Patent number: 8815115
    Abstract: Getter alloys particularly suitable for hydrogen sorption are described. The getter alloys include a first element consisting of yttrium or a yttrium equivalent mixture, the first element forming at least 30% by atoms of the alloy. A method for removing hydrogen from devices which are sensitive to the presence thereof and hydrogen-sensitive devices which contain the described getter alloys are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Saes Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Coda, Alessandro Gallitognotta, Andrea Conte, Costanza Dragoni, Alessio Corazza
  • Publication number: 20140224733
    Abstract: The combination of colloidal silica in conjunction with a chemical, such as a cationically-modified water soluble polymer, e.g. aluminum brine dispersion polymer, clarifies combinations of oil and water, for instance wastewater comprising an oil-in-water emulsion. The colloidal silica may have an average silica particle size of about 0.5 to about 10 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: KEITH A. OSNESS, Carlos J. Diaz
  • Publication number: 20140217034
    Abstract: Composition for conditioning sludge, comprising a mineral compound that is lime and an organic compound that is a cationic organic coagulant having an average molecular weight less than or equal to 5 million g/mol and greater than or equal to 20,000 g/mol, the said cationic organic coagulant being chosen from the group of linear or branched polymers based on diallyldialkyl ammonium salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: S. A. Lhoist Recherche et Developpement
    Inventors: Laurent Biotteau, Gaetan Blandin, Hubert Charbonnier, Tamer Ozturk
  • Publication number: 20140197112
    Abstract: A potabilisation method of a water to be treated, containing a coagulation-flocculation step wherein the step includes: a) a step of adding a liquid composition including a solubilized cationic starch to the aqueous solution to be treated; b) a step of adding one or several metal salts selected from ferric salts and aluminum salts to the aqueous solution to be treated; steps a) and b) being carried out in any order and being carried out either separately, simultaneously or using a liquid composition including both the solubilized cationic starch and the metal salt, the steps a) and b) being followed: c) by a step of stirring the supplemented aqueous solution; d) by a step of separating the coagulated solids by sedimentation or floatation; e) by a step of recovering a purified water; the liquid composition including cationic starch having a viscosity, measured according to test A, higher than 1000 mPa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventor: Laura Crowther-Alwyn
  • Patent number: 8753531
    Abstract: A product-by-process produces a product having a vibrational frequency to balance the chemistry of water when untreated water is exposed to the product to thereby enhance the biophysical properties of water, without adding any compound to the water. The result of the exposure is that the physical properties of specific gravity, conductivity, and resistivity of water are modified, and the biophysical properties of the treated water in organisms such as humans, including but not limited to hydration, oxygenation, and detoxification, are enhanced as verified by human clinical tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: David Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140158622
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water recovery method and an FO draw solution that reduce the energy consumption required for water recovery, increase the osmotic pressure of a draw solution, recover the water from a DS mixed solution relatively easily, and reduce a solute that remains in the water, and simultaneously reduce fouling of the FO membrane. The water recovery method may include inflowing water into a draw solution by partitioning a feed solution including water and a draw solution, including a basic temperature-sensitive polymer and an acidic gas dissolved therein and having higher osmotic pressure than the feed solution, with a forward osmosis membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi YANASE, Kenji KONO, Nagahisa SATO
  • Publication number: 20140138295
    Abstract: A halogen adsorbent of an embodiment includes: a halogen adsorbent including a support, a chelate ligand bonded to the support, and a metal ion coordinated on the chelate ligand. The chelate ligand has a functional group represented by —NR1—(CH2CH2NR3)n—R2, all of the R1, R2, and R3 are hydrogen atoms and the n is 1 or 2, or at least any one of the R1, R2, and R3 is a functional group represented by —CH2CH2CONR4R5, the R4 and R5 are selected from hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an alkyl ether group including a straight chain or a side chain having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the n is any of 0, 1, and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohito IDE, Yumiko SEKIGUCHI, Arisa YAMADA, Hideyuki TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20140138296
    Abstract: An iodine adsorbent of an embodiment includes: an iodine adsorbent including a carrier, an organic group binding to the carrier, and silver. The organic group has a functional group represented by S? or SR at the terminal, the silver binds to the sulfur in S? or SR, the R is a hydrogen atom or a substituent containing hydrocarbon, and the atomic ratio of the silver to the sulfur is 2.6 or more and 2.9 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yumiko SEKIGUCHI, Tomohito Ide, Arisa Yamada, Hideyuki Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20140124447
    Abstract: Described are chemical formulations that remove heavy metals from waste solutions containing a chelating agent. Also disclosed are methods for removing heavy metals from waste solutions utilizing such chemical formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. ROSS, Jeffrey A. ZIDEK
  • Publication number: 20140102991
    Abstract: Despite significant progress in the synthesis of nanocomposite materials, integration of several components with various functions remains a big challenge, which significantly limits control over nanocomposite properties. The disclosure provides a multifunctional micro particle based on incorporation of titania nanoparticles combined into a porous polylactic acid (PLA) matrix. PLA is used as a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer and titania nanoparticles represent photocatalytically active nanofillers capable of degradation of organic compounds under solar irradiation. Titania nanoparticles are integrated with PLA by using ‘mixed’ and ‘in situ grown’ approaches. The hybrid systems effectively absorbed and degraded organic impurities from water. The sorption capacity, dye degradability, and PLA disintegration were controlled by varying the concentration of incorporated titania.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Eugenia P. Kharlampieva, Benjamin Yancey
  • Publication number: 20140102978
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for remediation of contaminated materials, such as contaminated water, are provided. The composition may include at least one fermentable compound and at least one metal or metal containing compound to promote conversion of the contaminants into non-toxic substances through abiotic and/or biotic processes. The composition may further include sulfur or a sulfur containing compound, and/or microorganisms or derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Donovan Smith, Gwyn Isenhouer, Michael R. Sieczkowski
  • Publication number: 20140076823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of fatty acids, finely dispersed in water, as detackifying agents in the industrial elimination of dispersed solids, in particular of paint particles dispersed in recirculating water in the context of wet scrubbing of paint overspray in paint booths, from an aqueous carrier medium that represents, in particular, recirculating water of a paint booth with wet scrubbing. The fatty-acid-based detackifying agent can be used in a manner entirely free of corrosive anions, so that energy recovery from the paint coagulate that is removed from the recirculating water can be operated cost-effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Marcus Senner, Steffen Ruebe
  • Publication number: 20140066351
    Abstract: This invention refers to a stabilized pipe scaling remover and inhibitor compound, where a useful formulation is presented for the dissolution of scaling such as barium sulfate, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, barium carbonate and ferric oxide. This formulation is made up by a stabilized group of organic and inorganic acids, in addition to amines or alcohols of a high molecular weight which make it a low-corrosion, highly-effective fluid. The possible fluids to be obtained from this document ensure the least amount of damage to the pipes used for its transportation and are friendly to different polymer materials. They progressively attack buildup scaling by solubilizing it in an aqueous medium and breaking down the carbonate ion. Its use in the oil industry is as scale inhibitor, inorganic scale inhibitor, or scale formation inhibitor (when applied in solution).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Geo Estratos, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Vicente Gonzalez Davila, Edgardo Jonathan Suarez Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20140065288
    Abstract: Anticaking agents for inhibiting or preventing caking of inorganic salt granules are provided. The anticaking agents comprise a coordination complex of iron and a salt anion of an organic acid, wherein the salt anion is selected from the group consisting of malate, polyacrylate, diphosphonate, and mixtures thereof. Free-flowing, solid salt compositions resistant to caking are also described herein, along with methods of melting ice and/or snow on a surface or inhibiting the accumulation or formation of ice and/or snow on a surface, and methods of preventing or inhibiting caking of solid inorganic salt granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: North American Salt Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Brown, Joshua M. Shipman
  • Patent number: 8663496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-layered compacted solid water-purification product, comprising at least one first layer and at least one second layer, characterized in that the first layer comprises at least one flocculating system and at least one dispersion system, the second layer comprises at least one disinfectant which liberates free chlorine on contact with water and at least one excipient for the disinfectant, whereby said excipient releases the disinfectant into the water at a controlled rate such that the combination of excipient and disinfectant releases 0.1 to 100 mg/l of free chlorine per hour. The invention further relates to the method for production of such a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Eurotab
    Inventors: Paul Branlard, Philippe Desmarescaux, Murielle Moneron
  • Publication number: 20140038266
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing an oil absorbent composition. The method comprises heating and then de-mineralising a precursor plant material under conditions suitable to produce an oil absorbent composition comprising charcoal. The invention extends to oil absorbent compositions per se, such as charcoal-based compositions, and to various uses of the compositions for efficiently and rapidly absorbing spilled oil, for example from water surfaces, or from bituminous sands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: The Forestry Commission
    Inventors: Franciscus Antonius Anna Maria De Leij, James Stratford, Tony Hutchings
  • Publication number: 20140027358
    Abstract: A system for dispensing water treatment compositions into a pool, spa, or other body of water is disclosed, which system provides a visible cue that the water treatment is properly dispersing and also provides a visible cue when the desired amount of water treatment has been dispensed. The system comprises a dispenser and the water treatment composition contained within the body of the dispenser, which dispenser and which system provides a readily visual cue that when the water treatment dose has been fully, or in some cases mostly or partially dispersed. For example, the dispenser sinks when fully dosed and resurfaces when empty, and in particular embodiments the water treatment comprises a means for generating visible gas bubbles and/or producing a color stream as the treatment dissolves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: CurtIS Sayre, Zach Hansen, David Rouse, Anna Florine McLeroy
  • Publication number: 20140021401
    Abstract: A water treatment agent for removing contaminants through oxidation with high-activity intermediate-state pentavalent manganese consists of a manganese-containing compound, a complexing agent, and a persulfate, wherein the manganese-containing compound is bivalent manganese ions, permanganate or manganese dioxide. The molar ratio of the bivalent manganese ions, the ligand, and the persulfate is 1:1-50:1-1000. The agent removes contaminants through oxidation with high-activity intermediate-state pentavalent manganese, and has the advantages of high oxidizing ability, being capable of fast removing organic contaminants in water, and having no toxic and harmful substance produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jin Jiang, Suyan Pang, Jun Ma
  • Publication number: 20130320255
    Abstract: Amphiphilic copolymers formed from plant oil-derived vinyl ether monomers and polyethylene glycol alkyl vinyl ethers are provided. Nanoparticles coated with these amphiphilic polymers are well-suited for water remediation applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NDSU Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bret Ja Chisholm, AChintya Bezbaruah, Harjyoti Kalita
  • Patent number: 8591744
    Abstract: The current invention relates to composition and method for treating impurities in a circulating water system. The circulating water system impurities may be oversprayed paint in paint spray booth applications. The composition includes an aqueous solution of a cationized starch, a polybasic aluminum salt such as aluminum chlorohydrate or polyaluminum chloride and a solution of a medium to high MW aqueous flocculent. The composition is particularly useful when added to recirculating scrubber water in paint spray booths for effectively treating both water based and solvent based paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Joseph P. Miknevich, David W. Scheimann
  • Publication number: 20130299432
    Abstract: Scale control agents comprising organic phosphonates, either alone or in mixtures with inorganic phosphonates and also optionally polymers, such as low molecular weight polymeric dispersants. The scale control agents may be applied to inhibit scale formation or deposition in highly acidic aqueous systems by adding these agents to such systems in amounts effective to inhibit metal sulfate scale formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sachin Borkar, Michael James Bluemle, Lawrence J. Andermann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130284674
    Abstract: Provided herein is a material for monitoring and/or treating the presence of contaminant organic compounds in water. The material is a matrix of fibers impregnated with one or more metal oxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Moskovitz
  • Publication number: 20130248447
    Abstract: A forward osmosis apparatus includes a diluting means for bringing a feed solution and a draw solution containing a cation source and an anion source in an ionized state into contact through a semi-permeable membrane and diluting the draw solution with water separated from the feed solution by means of the semi-permeable membrane; a separating means for separating the diluted draw solution into the cation source and anion source and into water; and a dissolving means, returning the separated cation source and the separated anion source to, and dissolving the cation source and anion source in, the draw solution that has been diluted. The molecular weight of the cation source in an uncharged state is 31 or greater and the Henry's law constant of each of the anion source and cation source is 1.0×104 (Pa/mol·fraction) or greater in a standard state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Morihito IKEDA, Kimiaki MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130220936
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for the conditioning of septic waste water to prevent the formation of hydrogen sulphide and prevent subsequent precipitation of FeS, also provided is an agent for use in said method. The agent comprises an aqueous solution of iron salts and an anionic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Yara International ASA
    Inventor: Wolfram Franke
  • Publication number: 20130209806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated particle containing a particle and a coating, wherein the particle contains glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid or a partial salt thereof of the formula HnYm-GLDA, wherein Y is a cation, selected from the group of sodium, potassium and mixtures thereof, n+m=4, and wherein the coating contains at least one salt that contains as a cation at least one of sodium, potassium or lithium and as anion at least one of silicate sulfate, carbonate, chloride, nitrate, percarbonate, glycolate, oxalate, citrate, stearate, lactate, succinate, malonate, maleate, diglycolate, and fumarate, to a process to prepare such a particle, and, to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Cornelis Elizabeth Johannus Van Lare, Martin Heus
  • Publication number: 20130187081
    Abstract: Presented herein are compositions including a linear tenso-active surfactant which, upon contact and mechanical stirring of a hydrocarbon body, induces emulsification, resulting in oxidation of fatty acid aliphatic bodies. The compositions solve the problem of hydrocarbon pollution. The hydrocarbon decomposer and its by-products dissolve hydrocarbons present in polluted bodies such as clays, soils, water and sand. Methods of the invention create a residue that is a fertilizer, at room temperature and with no need for high pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Pedro Murillo Gutierrez