Water Patents (Class 423/580.1)
  • Patent number: 10343906
    Abstract: Deuterium-depleted water is produced easily and inexpensively. A method for producing deuterium-depleted water by removing heavy water and semi-heavy water from water includes an adsorption step of supplying water vapor to a predetermined adsorbent at pressure at which heavy water and semi-heavy water are adsorbed by the adsorbent and light water is not easily adsorbed, causing the heavy water and semi-heavy water to be adsorbed, and recovering the water vapor not adsorbed by the adsorbent. The method also includes a desorption step of maintaining vapor pressure around the predetermined adsorbent which has adsorbed the water vapor in a range in which light water is desorbed and heavy water or semi-heavy water is not easily desorbed, and recovering the water vapor desorbed from the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: SHINSHU UNIVERSITY, KOTOBUKI TSUSHOU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Kaneko, Toshio Takagi, Katsuyuki Murata
  • Patent number: 9238212
    Abstract: A process of treating hydrogen gas liberated from the acid or alkaline dissolution of a metal is provided. The process comprises a step of passing the liberated hydrogen gas through a reactor containing an oxidizing agent for oxidation of the hydrogen gas into water, followed by a step of regenerating the oxidizing agent. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out the process, the apparatus comprising a reactor containing the oxidizing agent, wherein the reactor is at least partially immersed in an alumina bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: MALLINCKRODT LLC
    Inventor: Luis Barbosa
  • Publication number: 20150110708
    Abstract: Process for producing a hydrogen-containing product and one or more liquid water products using catalytic steam-hydrocarbon reforming. In the process, a portion of the make-up water is heated by the reformate and another portion of the make-up water is heated by the combustion product gas prior to introducing the make-up water to a deaerator. Water in the combustion product gas is condensed to form a liquid water product. The process may be integrated with a thermal water desalination process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICAL INC.
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Peng, Derek Miller, Geoffrey Colling Achilles, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Publication number: 20150073164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for adsorbing carbon dioxide onto porous metal-organic framework materials, a method for cooling porous metal-organic framework materials, a method for obtaining aldehyde using porous metal-organic framework materials and a method for warming porous metal-organic framework materials. In each method, porous metal-organic framework materials are used while an electric field or an electromagnetic field is applied to the porous metal-organic framework materials, or while a magnetic field or an electromagnetic field is applied to the porous metal-organic framework materials. If an electric field is applied, at least one organic compound included in the porous metal-organic framework materials is a polar compound. Instead, if a magnetic field is applied, at least one metal included in the porous metal-organic framework materials has an unpaired electron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: TAKAIKI NOMURA, TAKASHI KOUZAKI, TAKAHIRO KURABUCHI, KAZUHITO HATO
  • Publication number: 20150064102
    Abstract: A hydrogen oxidation catalyst is provided, comprising a zeolite that contains at least one catalytically active noble metal or a compound thereof, wherein said zeolite is a hydrophobic zeolite. A use of the catalyst and a method for hydrogen recombination in nuclear power plants, reprocessing plants or fuel element repositories is also specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Mueller, Arno Tissler, Frank Klose, RoderikPeter Althoff, Olaf Buettner
  • Publication number: 20150044127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the reduction of pitch in an aqueous medium generated in a papermaking or pulping process, comprising the following steps: a) providing an aqueous medium comprising pitch generated in a papermaking or pulping process; b) providing a ground calcium carbonate and/or a precipitated calcium carbonate; c) providing a hydrophobising agent selected from an aliphatic carboxylic acid having between 5 and 24 carbon atoms; d) contacting the ground calcium carbonate and/or the precipitated calcium carbonate of step b) with the hydrophobising agent of step c) for obtaining a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobised precipitated calcium carbonate; and e) contacting the aqueous medium provided in step a) with the hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or the hydrophobised precipitated calcium carbonate obtained in step d), to the use of a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate and/or a hydrophobised ground calcium carbonate for reducing the amount of pi
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Joachim Schoelkopf, Patrick A.C. Gane
  • Publication number: 20150017089
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for nitrogen recovery from an ammonium including fluid and a bio-electrochemical system for the same. In an embodiment, the method includes providing an anode compartment including an anode; providing a cathode compartment including a cathode, wherein the compartments are separated by at least one ion exchange membrane; providing the ammonium comprising fluid in the anode compartment and a second fluid in the cathode compartment; applying a voltage between the anode and the cathode; and extracting nitrogen from the cathode compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Philipp Kuntke, Tomas Hubertus Sleutels, Hubertus Victor Hamelers, Machiel Saakes, Cees Jan Buisman
  • Publication number: 20140377808
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus of treating water to obtain small water cluster, which comprises one or more illumination devices and one or more holders holding metal particles. The invention also provides a method of preparing the small water cluster and the small water cluster prepared from the apparatus or the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: YU-CHUAN LIU
  • Publication number: 20140377166
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of removing particulate matter from a wastewater stream, comprising providing an activating agent capable of being affixed to the particulate matter in the wastewater stream; affixing the activating agent to the particulate matter to form activated particles residing in the wastewater stream; processing the activated particles in a thickener device to produce a population of thickened flocs in the fluid stream, wherein the thickened flocs comprise the particulate matter; contacting the thickened flocs with a re-activating agent to form re-activated particles comprising the particulate matter; providing a population of tether-bearing anchor particles, wherein the tether-bearing anchor particles have an affinity for the re-activated particles; attaching the tether-bearing anchor particles to the re-activated particles to form removable complexes that comprise the particulate matter, and removing the removable complexes, thereby removing the particulate matter from the wastewater stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Nathan Ashcraft, Manuel Esquivel
  • Publication number: 20140360945
    Abstract: A process for removing polyvalent metal ions from a fluid includes disposing a precipitation composition comprising a precipitating agent in an environment; contacting, with the precipitation composition, a fluid comprising a produced water, a flowback water, or a combination thereof, a plurality of polyvalent metal cations being present in the fluid; forming a plurality of precipitate particles comprising the polyvalent metal cations from the fluid and a polyvalent anion from the precipitating agent; contacting the precipitant particles with a flocculant, a coagulant, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, to form an aggregate comprising the precipitate particles; and separating the aggregate from the fluid to remove the polyvalent metal ions from the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Brandon M. Vittur
  • Publication number: 20140363364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for purification of produced water and to a system for carrying out the inventive method. Further, the invention relates to a purified produced water product obtainable according to the invention. A unique sequence of unit operations including the addition of dissolved calcium hydroxide and the subsequent precipitation thereof enable a particularly efficient removal of contaminating substances from produced water from the petrochemical industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: PURETEQ A/S
    Inventor: Dennis Søgaard
  • Publication number: 20140308199
    Abstract: A process for producing liquid fuel and liquid water from a gas stream comprising carbon dioxide and water vapor. The gas stream can be ambient air. In the process, carbon dioxide and water vapor are adsorbed onto an adsorbent. The gases are desorbed from the adsorbent to create a reaction mixture for forming the liquid fuel, such as methanol. Excess water vapor is condensed to form liquid water, which can be used in a variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Paul O'CONNOR, Jacobus Cornelis RASSER
  • Publication number: 20140286927
    Abstract: A engineered composition and method of delivery of said composition providing effective therapy for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20140286854
    Abstract: Discharge water from a coal mine, and/or water from an abandoned coal mine, is used as a source of sulfate ions to precipitate barium from gas well hydrofracture wastewater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ProChemTech International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Edward Keister
  • Publication number: 20140283516
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated system for the combined purpose of electricity generation and water treatment and biofuel production. The configuration combines complementary sub-systems whereby outputs from one system are used as inputs to another creating a positive feedback mechanism that significantly increases system efficiency and output. Compensatory mechanisms between system components create a natural hedge in energy and water production against temporal variation in solar insolence levels. Secondary benefits of the invention may include carbon abatement, ground water improvements, and land regeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Noel McWilliam
  • Patent number: 8834726
    Abstract: A method of treating a wastewater is provided and can be used, for example, to treat a gas well hydrofracture wastewater. The method can involve precipitating barium as barium sulfate, precipitating calcium and strontium as calcium carbonate and strontium carbonate, precipitating magnesium hydroxide, and filtering out the metal compounds to form a recycle water. The recycle water produced from the method is also provided, as is a method for using the recycle water as a gas well hydrofracture water. In some embodiments, discharge water from a coal mine, and/or water from an abandoned coal mine, is used as a source of sulfate ions to precipitate barium as barium sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: ProChemTech International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Edward Keister
  • Patent number: 8821601
    Abstract: A hydrogen generating element which can supply hydrogen efficiently and stably, is safe, and has low environmental load is provided. Further, a hydrogen generation device to which the hydrogen generating element is applied is provided. Furthermore, a power generation device and a driving device to each of which the hydrogen generation device is applied are provided. A hydrogen generating element in which a needle-like or dome-like silicon microstructure is formed over a base may be used and reacted with water, whereby hydrogen is efficiently generated. The hydrogen generating element may be applied to a hydrogen generation device. The hydrogen generation device may be applied to a power generation device and a driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yokoi, Shuhei Yoshitomi, Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Publication number: 20140243434
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method including providing a nano-environment; and confining heavy or light water in the nano-environment such that at least one water cluster forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: HydroElectron Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Price-Gallagher, Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 8814983
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for delivery of a target material and/or energy. The system includes a source configured to provide a mixture containing the target material and a non-target material, a delivery conduit coupled to the source to receive the mixture from the source, and an in-line extraction device concentric to the delivery conduit. The in-line extraction device is configured to selectively extract the target material and/or energy from the mixture in the delivery conduit and to delivery it to a downstream facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8758720
    Abstract: High purity water produced by reverse osmosis. A feedwater is pretreated to remove hardness and non-hydroxide alkalinity, and the pH is raised to 8.5 or more to ionize solute species such as boron that are sparingly ionized when in neutral or near neutral pH aqueous solution. Ultrapure water resulting is suitable for industrial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Debasish Mukhopadhyay
  • Publication number: 20140170059
    Abstract: Electrochemically-treated water having an electron deficiency is described, which may be attained by a process comprising the following steps: a) Electrolysing water, b) Withdrawing a portion of the catholyte from the system, and c) Introducing the remaining catholyte into the anodic chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SYBARIS GMBH
    Inventors: Manuel Czech, Andre Philipps, Michael Saefkow
  • Publication number: 20140150448
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for producing electricity, hydrogen gas, oxygen gas, pure water using a geothermal heat are disclosed. A low voltage (such as less than 0.9V) is applied to a prepared solution containing hydrogen generating catalysts to generate hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen and oxygen are used to drive a gas turbine to generate electricity. The oxygen and hydrogen are combusted to generate heat and pure water. This process is advantageous in many aspects including desalinating salt/sea water using geothermal heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Carey
  • Publication number: 20140141963
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a zeolite having a porous structure produced by forming the zeolite on a porous carbon substrate which has been substantially or completely removed, wherein (i) the zeolite was formed on the substrate at a loading of at least 8% by weight and/or (ii) the zeolite has a reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Susan Jones, Paul Sermon
  • Publication number: 20140141095
    Abstract: The invention relates deuterium depleted water containing 0.01 to 135 ppm deuterium, preferably 105 to 125 ppm deuterium, for use in the treatment of insulin resistance. Further object of the invention is deuterium depleted food product containing 0.01 to 135 ppm deuterium, preferably 105 to 125 ppm deuterium, for use in the treatment of insulin resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Gábor Somlyai
  • Publication number: 20140128583
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-infective drug-macrolide derivate, preparation and uses thereof. Macrolide derivate, namely erythromycin ethylsuccinate crystalline hydrate, which has less moisture absorption and good storage stability, can be used in the preparation of medicaments for the treatment and prevention of human or animal infectious diseases caused by Gram-positive or negative bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Li Liu
  • Patent number: 8652222
    Abstract: Particulate compositions are described comprising an intimate mixture of a biomass, such as switchgrass or hybrid poplar, a non-biomass carbonaceous material, such as petroleum coke or coal, and a gasification catalyst, where the gasification catalyst is loaded onto at least one of the biomass or non-biomass for gasification in the presence of steam to yield a plurality of gases including methane and at least one or more of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and other higher hydrocarbons are formed. Processes are also provided for the preparation of the particulate compositions and converting the particulate composition into a plurality of gaseous products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: GreatPoint Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Pattabhi K. Raman, Edwin J. Hippo, Nelson Yee
  • Publication number: 20130336877
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of removing particulate matter from a fluid, comprising: pre-activating the particulate matter to form a pre-activated particulate matter; providing an activating material capable of being affixed to the pre-activated particulate matter; affixing the activating material to the pre-activated particulate matter to form an activated particle; providing an anchor particle and providing a tethering material capable of being affixed to the anchoring particle; and attaching the tethering material to the anchor particle and the activated particle to form a removable complex in the fluid that comprises the particulate matter, wherein the particulate matter is derived from a mining operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Nathan Ashcraft, Phyo Kyaw
  • Publication number: 20130326937
    Abstract: For increasing the concentration of stable water clusters in water solution an external electric field is applied to provide an alignment of electric dipole moments of the stable water clusters and for growing of the latter, the water solution with the stable water clusters is subjected to vigorous shaking by ultrasound to break the stable water clusters into a greater number of smaller stable water clusters, and products are produced with increased concentration of the stable water clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: D & Y Laboratories
    Inventors: Shui Yin Lo, David L. Gann
  • Publication number: 20130315817
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method for removing oxidative stress substances such as oxygen radical species from a liquid (for example, water) reliably when the liquid is used by a user. [Solving Means] A method for removing oxidative stress substances according to the present disclosure uses a porous carbon material having a value of a specific surface area based on nitrogen BET method of 10 m2/g or more; a volume of fine pores based on BJH method and MP method of 0.1 cm3/g or more, desirably 0.2 cm3/g or more; to remove oxidative stress substances contained in a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Yamanoi, Seiichiro Tabata, Machiko Minatoya, Hironori Iida, Shinichiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8575223
    Abstract: A cream has at least two components, one of the components includes stable water clusters, and the cream is applied on a body to produce local surface effects, local deep effects, and non-local effects in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: D&Y Laboratories
    Inventors: Shui Yin Lo, David L. Gann, Martine Gann
  • Patent number: 8562933
    Abstract: A hot solids process selectively operable for purposes of generating at least one predetermined output based on what the specific nature of the primary purpose of the hot solids process is for which the at least one predetermined output that is selected from a multiplicity of predetermined outputs, such as H2 and CO2, is being produced, and wherein such primary purpose of the hot solids process is designed to be pre-selected from a group of primary purposes of the hot solids process that includes at least two of the generation of H2 for electric power purposes, the generation of SynGas for electric power production as well as for other industrial uses, the production of steam for electric power generation as well as for other uses, the production of process heat, the production of CO2 for agricultural purposes, and the generation of a feedstock such as H2 for use for the production of liquid hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Herbert E. Andrus, Jr., John. H. Chiu, Gregory N. Liljedahl, Paul R. Thibeault, Carl R. Bozzuto, Corinne Beal, Michal T. Bialkowski, Andreas Brautsch, Laurent Maghdissian, Michel Vandycke
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    Publication number: 20130238118
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to methods and means for allocating, allotting, apportioning, dispensing, distributing, preparing, portioning, meting out and/or otherwise providing, controlling and/or regulating access to quantities of foods, beverages, and/or other substances. Various embodiments of the methods and means of the invention may be performed by and/or implemented in hardware, in software, by one or more entities, and/or by some combination of hardware, software and/or one or more entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred M. Haas
  • Publication number: 20130224102
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is to a process for producing a water stream comprising the steps of hydrogenating acetic acid to form a crude ethanol product and separating at least a portion of the crude ethanol product in at least one column of a plurality of columns into a distillate comprising ethanol and a residue comprising the water stream. The water stream preferably is essentially free of organic impurities other than acetic acid and ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventor: Celanese International Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130142884
    Abstract: A cream has at least two components, one of the components includes stable water clusters, and the cream is applied on a body to produce local surface effects, local deep effects, and non-local effects in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: D & Y Laboratories
    Inventor: D & Y Laboratories
  • Publication number: 20130134351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the recomposition and conversion of biomasses to alternative petrochemical feedstock are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a process involves reducing the particle size of at least one constituent of a biomass feedstock, removing at least one constituent from the biomass feedstock and adding at least one constituent to the biomass feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: BHT GLOBAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Francis Bathurst
  • Patent number: 8404210
    Abstract: An iron composition having a plurality of elemental components is disclosed. The major component is an iron component of at least about 68% to about 92% iron by weight. Other components by weight include manganese; cerium; carbon; phosphorous; sulfur; aluminum; silicon; chromium; copper; and zinc. Combined with layers of sand, brick chips and/or charcoal, the iron composition can be used to create a water filter for filtering inorganic arsenic species and soluble metal ions out of water. To enhance hydrous ferric oxide complexation and precipitation, the iron composition may be treated with food grade acids or a water mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: George Mason Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Abul Hussam
  • Patent number: 8398862
    Abstract: A method for extracting energy from hydrocarbons located in a geologic reservoir is presented, including the steps of: oxidizing the hydrocarbons; extracting heat generated from oxidizing the hydrocarbons, relocating oxidized gases away from the oxidizing hydrocarbons; and replenishing oxygen towards the oxidizing hydrocarbons. The extraction of heat further includes: evaporating a liquid; transferring the evaporated liquid to the surface; and recovering low-NaCl, low-precipitate water from the evaporated liquid. The replenishing of oxygen towards the oxidizing hydrocarbons further includes: generating oxygen from water; and transferring the generated oxygen toward the oxidizing hydrocarbons; and combining hydrogen derived from the generating step with surface oxygen, whereby heat and low-precipitate, pure water is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Saron Knobloch
  • Patent number: 8383688
    Abstract: A product has solid stable water clusters including a plurality of water molecules connected with one another by electrical dipole interaction via internal electric field of ions and having a permanent electric dipole moment with an electrical field surrounding the solid stable water clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: D & Y Laboratories
    Inventors: Shui Yin Lo, David Gann, Geng Xu
  • Patent number: 8366795
    Abstract: Particulate compositions are described comprising a carbonaceous material, such as petroleum coke and/or coal, treated or otherwise associated with a gasification catalyst, where the catalyst is at least in part derived from a leachate from a biomass char, for gasification in the presence of steam to yield a plurality of gases including methane and at least one or more of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and other higher hydrocarbons are formed. Processes are also provided for the preparation of the particulate compositions and converting the particulate composition into a plurality of gaseous products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: GreatPoint Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Pattabhi K. Raman, Nelson Yee
  • Patent number: 8361428
    Abstract: Processes for the generation of steam are provided for use in an integrated catalytic gasification process for converting carbonaceous materials to combustible gases, such as methane. Generally, the exhaust gas from a steam generating reactor is provided along with steam, a carbonaceous feedstock, and a gasification catalyst, to a catalytic gasifier, wherein under appropriate temperature and pressure conditions, the carbonaceous feedstock is converted into a plurality of product gases, including, but not limited to, methane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. As substantially all the carbon dioxide produced from the steam generation process and the gasification process are subsequently directed though gas purification and separation processes, substantially all the carbon dioxide may be recovered, yielding a process having a near zero carbon footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GreatPoint Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Pattabhi K. Raman, Francis S. Lau, Earl T. Robinson, Donald Anthony
  • Patent number: 8349039
    Abstract: Processes are provided for capturing and recycling carbonaceous fines generated during a gasification process. In particular, the recycled fines are processed into a particulate composition which is useable as a carbonaceous feedstock and is conversion into a gas stream comprising methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GreatPoint Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl T. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8337708
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing green-energy water, including: conducting water flow through a self-support visible-light photocatalytic reaction device, which decomposes the water into hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions; conducting the hydrogen ions and the hydroxide ions through an ion separation device, which separates the hydrogen ions and the hydroxide ions from each other; and conducting the separated hydroxide ions into an amount of water to form an amount of alkaline green-energy water and conducting the separated hydrogen ions into another amount of water to form an amount of acidulous green-energy water. The green-energy water manufactured in this way is environmentally friendly and can be used in cleaning purposes of photoelectric and semiconductor industries, processing of waste water, organic cultivation, organic agriculture, purification of water, sterilization of medical facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: S.A.W. Green Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tien-Tsai Lin
  • Publication number: 20120315343
    Abstract: A synchronized water is disclosed, in which all single water molecules at the same time are arranged in an identical way to a stable homogeneous microstructure, wherein said synchronized water in a distilled condition and at atmospheric pressure has a) a density of from 0.997855 to 0.998836 g/ml at 22° C., b) a water temperature at the freezing point of from ?6.7° C. to ?8.2° C., c) a melting point of from 0.1° C. to 0.2° C., d) a surface tension of from 72.3 to 72.7 dyn/cm at 22 and e) a dielectric constant of from 82.4 to 82.6 F/m, as well as a method for preparation thereof and different uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Benny JOHANSSON
  • Publication number: 20120294795
    Abstract: A hydraulic desalination system, device and method includes lowering the pressure of liquid saltwater to the vaporization point by generating flow through piping and accompanying infrastructure that may include valves that impart friction and control flow, capturing the vapor, condensing the vapor using higher pressure supplied by the ambient surroundings producing freshwater, recovering the heat released during condensation by maintaining ambient temperatures greater than vapor temperatures, and then using the recovered heat to enhance and perpetuate vaporization in a cyclical manner. A novel spring-loaded pump for pumping fluids may facilitate the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Marvin W. PIERRE
  • Patent number: 8313556
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for delivery of a target material and/or energy. The system includes a source configured to provide a mixture containing the target material and a non-target material, a delivery conduit coupled to the source to receive the mixture from the source, and an in-line extraction device concentric to the delivery conduit. The in-line extraction device is configured to selectively extract the target material and/or energy from the mixture in the delivery conduit and to delivery it to a downstream facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Publication number: 20120276216
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment process a source for generating specific frequencies that are able to provide a concentrated specific frequency to individual molecules of a fluid such as water. The specific frequency that is applied to the individual molecules has been determined to cause the molecule to “mimic” the effect of a specific substance or to cause a cell to do so. One such mechanism is the treated molecule acting as an agonist that triggers the receptor of a cell to release the function of the cell. These cell functions may mimic such substances as oxygen, amino acids, antioxidants, as well as substances that help nerves, hormones, bones, muscle, skin, hair, eyes, digestion, sleep and many more. The effects from the substances may include without limitation non-specific effects such as relaxing, energizing, calming, anti-aging and other effects that may benefit widely disparate individuals, as well as therapeutic effects for specific diseases and conditions for specific individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120275989
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is to a process for producing a water stream comprising the steps of hydrogenating acetic acid to form a crude ethanol product and separating at least a portion of the crude ethanol product in at least one column of a plurality of columns into a distillate comprising ethanol and a residue comprising the water stream. The water stream preferably is essentially free of organic impurities other than acetic acid and ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trinity Horton, Radmila Jevtic, Victor J. Johnston, Lincoln Sarager, R. Jay Warner, Heiko Weiner
  • Patent number: 8281577
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system, which upgrades exhaust gas purification while curtailing an increase in an operating cost, is disclosed. The exhaust gas purification system comprises an SCR catalyst for reducing and removing nitrogen oxides in an exhaust gas from an engine (10) by bringing the nitrogen oxides into contact with a reducing agent, oxidation catalysts (11, 17) for oxidizing gas components in the exhaust gas, a water electrolysis device (24) for producing oxygen by electrolyzing water, and an oxygen supply pipe (29) for supplying the oxygen produced by the water electrolysis device (24) to the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masazumi Tanoura, Shuuji Fujii, Masatoshi Katsuki, Daishi Ueno, Yuko Ujihara
  • Publication number: 20120204764
    Abstract: A wellbore servicing method comprises converting a water into an electrochemically activated water, preparing a wellbore servicing composition comprising the electrochemically activated water, and placing the wellbore servicing composition in a wellbore. Also, cement composition comprises a cement and an electrochemically activated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jim Weaver, Mark Savery, Billy Slabaugh, Roger Cromwell
  • Publication number: 20120199208
    Abstract: A method of generating a series of successive marked parcels of water in a water distribution network (12) fed by at least one water source (16) supplying water continuously, the method being characterized in that it includes: a step of measuring at least one first physico-chemical parameter of water from the source; a step of comparing the variation of the first parameter and a predetermined threshold; a step of defining parcels of water (L1, L2, L3, L4) during which each parcel of water is constituted by the volume of water supplied by the source between a first time and a second time later than the first time, the second time being determined automatically so as to correspond to a time at which said at least one measured first parameter is subject to a variation greater than the predetermined threshold; a step of acquiring and storing a natural evolution of the measured first parameter between the first and second times; and a step of natural marking of said parcel of water that consists in associating sai
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: VEOLIA EAU- COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES EAUX
    Inventors: Marc Moreau, Cyrille Lemoine