Group Iib Metal (zn, Cd, Or Hg) Patents (Class 423/99)
  • Patent number: 9945008
    Abstract: The invention discloses a treatment method of a chlorine-containing zinc oxide secondary material, which comprises the following steps: 1) leaching the chlorine-containing zinc oxide secondary material I through an acid solution; 2) selectively extracting zinc through di-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (P204)-kerosene solvent; 3) implementing stripping-electrolysis zinc recovery; 4) repeating steps 1)-4); 5) taking out the raffinate obtained from the Step (4), mixing the residual taken out raffinate with chlorine-containing zinc oxide secondary material II when balance on chlorine ion input and taking out is achieved; carrying out liquid-solid separation; leaching the separated deposit through acid raffinate of the step 1); 6) after separated solution achieves preset conditions, purifying the chlorine-containing aqueous phase; 7) evaporating and concentrating to crystallize out KCl and NaCl products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: YUNNAN XIANGYUNFEILONG RESOURCES RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzhang Shu, Qi Zhang, Guifen Yang, Baohua Sun, Linkui Wei
  • Patent number: 8999031
    Abstract: A composite particle and a population of particles comprising a water-insoluble polyphosphate composition, methods of producing, and methods of using the same are provided. The polyphosphate composition may comprise at least one alkaline earth metal selected from calcium and magnesium and optionally at least one nutrient ion selected from the group consisting of potassium, ammonium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, boron, chlorine, iodine, molybdenum, selenium or sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Agtec Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Chandrika Varadachari
  • Patent number: 8968698
    Abstract: Provided herein are processes for recovering molybdenum and/or other value metals (e.g., uranium) present in aqueous solutions from a large range of concentrations: from ppm to grams per liter via a solvent extraction process by extracting the molybdenum and/or other value metal from the aqueous solution by contacting it with an organic phase solution containing a phosphinic acid, stripping the molybdenum and/or other value metal from the organic phase solution by contacting it with an aqueous phase strip solution containing an inorganic compound and having a ?1.0 M concentration of free ammonia, and recovering the molybdenum and/or other value metal by separating it from the aqueous phase strip solution. When the molybdenum and/or other value metal are present only in low concentration, the processes can include an organic phase recycle step and/or an aqueous phase strip recycle step in order to concentrate the metal prior to recover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Troy Allan Bednarski, Violina Antoneta Cocalia, Matthew Dean Soderstrom, Eduardo Alberto Kamenetzky, Andrew Michael Cameron, Douglas Harris
  • Patent number: 8945490
    Abstract: Provided are methods method of recovering metal from an aqueous solution, the method comprising contacting an aqueous solution containing at least two metals selected from molybdenum, cobalt, nickel, zinc and iron with an organic solvent and an oxime-containing reagent composition at a predetermined pH, the predetermined pH selected to provide a high first metal extraction and a low second metal extraction; and separating the first metal from the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8911696
    Abstract: High purity MnO and zinc oxide may be efficiently recovered from alkaline and/or carbon zinc batteries using a process involving the treatment of the crushed batteries with an alkali hydroxide to produce insoluble manganese oxides and an alkali zincate solution. Zinc oxide is obtained by reacting the zinc solution with carbon dioxide or an acid such as a mineral acid and furnacing. The manganese oxides are converted to MnO by furnacing under an inert atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Retriev Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: W. Novis Smith, James Applegate
  • Patent number: 8883097
    Abstract: A method of treating value bearing material comprising oxidized or surface oxidized mineral values includes the steps of crushing the value bearing material, contacting the crushed material! with a sulfide solution to sulfide the oxidized or surface oxidized mineral values, and adding ions of a selected base metal to the crushed value bearing material. The value bearing material may comprise oxidized or surface oxidized base metal or precious metal minerals. The crushed value bearing material is prepared as a slurry or pulp comprising from 15% to 40% solids and the remainder comprising water. The sulfide solution preferably comprises a soluble sulfidiser such as sodium hydrosulfide and the base-metal ion solution preferably comprises metal salt of base metals like copper or iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: University of Cape Town
    Inventors: Deidre Jane Bradshaw, Andrew James Haigh Newell
  • Patent number: 8828353
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a process for controlled leaching and sequential recovery of two or more metals from metal-bearing materials. In one exemplary embodiment, recovery of metals from a leached metal-bearing material is controlled and improved by providing a high grade pregnant leach solution (“HGPLS”) and a low grade pregnant leach solution (“LGPLS”) to a single solution extraction plant comprising at least two solution extractor units, at least two stripping units, and, optionally, at least one wash stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Freeport Minerals Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara J. Savage, David G. Meadows, Wayne W. Hazen
  • Patent number: 8759053
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for producing non-oxide semiconductor nanoparticles, the method comprising: (a) subjecting a combination of reaction components to conditions conducive to microbially-mediated formation of non-oxide semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein said combination of reaction components comprises i) anaerobic microbes, ii) a culture medium suitable for sustaining said anaerobic microbes, iii) a metal component comprising at least one type of metal ion, iv) a non-metal component containing at least one non-metal selected from the group consisting of S, Se, Te, and As, and v) one or more electron donors that provide donatable electrons to said anaerobic microbes during consumption of the electron donor by said anaerobic microbes; and (b) isolating said non-oxide semiconductor nanoparticles, which contain at least one of said metal ions and at least one of said non-metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: UT-Battelle, LLC, University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tommy J. Phelps, Robert J. Lauf, Ji Won Moon, Adam J. Rondinone, Lonnie J. Love, Chad Edward Duty, Andrew Stephen Madden, Yiliang Li, Ilia N. Ivanov, Claudia Jeanette Rawn
  • Patent number: 8696931
    Abstract: A method of production of activated carbon for removal of mercury gas which provides activated carbon impregnated with both sulfur and iodine which gives a higher mercury gas adsorption performance compared with a conventional activated carbon adsorbent and also enables the prime cost of manufacture to be kept down, that is, a method of production provided with a sulfur impregnation step which adds sulfur to activated carbon and heats the mixture to obtain sulfur-impregnated activated carbon comprised of activated carbon to 100 parts by weight of which sulfur is impregnated in 5 to 20 parts by weight and, after the sulfur impregnation step, an iodine substance impregnation step which adds an aqueous solution containing iodine and an iodine salt to the sulfur-impregnated activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Futamura Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideto Mamiya, Sunao Inada
  • Patent number: 8691719
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of emission control equipment for boilers, heaters, kilns, or other flue gas-, or combustion gas-, generating devices (e.g., those located at power plants, processing plants, etc.) and, in particular to a new and useful method and apparatus for reducing or preventing the poisoning and/or contamination of an SCR catalyst. In another embodiment, the method and apparatus of the present invention is designed to protect the SCR catalyst. In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for increasing the service life and/or catalytic activity of an SCR catalyst while simultaneously controlling various emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandar R. Gadgil, S. Behrooz Ghorishi
  • Patent number: 8647647
    Abstract: A topical formulation for application to exposed body tissue, the formulation comprising a silver(II) oxide and zinc oxide, intimately dispersed within a carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Aidance Skincare and Topical Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Perry Antelman
  • Patent number: 8613867
    Abstract: The present relates generally to inorganic dry compositions comprising inorganic salt impregnated substrates such as saturated bibulous matrices or non-bibulous coated surfaces allowing fabrication of materials of various shapes and kinds useful to suppress release of mercury vapor into the environment upon breakage of mercury containing lamp bulbs, and methods for the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: EcoPaq LLC
    Inventor: Edward T. Maggio
  • Patent number: 8591842
    Abstract: A molecularly imprinted polymer ion exchange resin for selectively removing one or more inorganic ions in a liquid medium is disclosed and described. The exchange resin can include a bead having a porous structure and comprising a cross-linked molecularly imprinted polymer having molecular sized cavities adapted to selectively receive and bind a specific inorganic ion in a liquid medium. A process for preparing a molecularly imprinted polymer ion exchange resin can include (a) polymerizing a polmerizable mixture in the presence of an inorganic ion imprinting complex to form a bead, said inorganic ion imprinting complex including a ligand and an inorganic ion; and (b) removing the inorganic ions from the bead to form the molecularly imprinted polymer ion exchange resin, the bead having a porous structure and comprising a cross-linked molecularly imprinted polymer having molecular sized cavities adapted to selectively receive and bind a specific inorganic ion in an liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: George M. Murray, Kelly A. Van Houten, Glen E. Southard
  • Patent number: 8574517
    Abstract: Method of separating recoverable material from products containing mercury. The method including crushing products to form crushed material, mixing crushed material with a liquid which has an oxidizing agent which has been chosen from a group which sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide and chlorates, oxidizing at least a portion of metallic mercury in the products for forming mercury oxide under influence of oxidizing agent. The method further includes separating a sludge, which sludge having formed mercury oxide, from at least a portion of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Midas Investments Limited
    Inventor: Per Christoffersson
  • Patent number: 8545736
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for the preparation of metal phosphide nanocrystals using a phosphite compound as a phosphorous precursor. More specifically, disclosed herein is a method for preparing metal phosphide nanocrystals by reacting a metal precursor with a phosphite compound in a solvent. A method is also provided for passivating a metal phosphide layer on the surface of a nanocrystal core by reacting a metal precursor with a phosphite compound in a solvent. The metal phosphide nanocrystals have uniform particle sizes and various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Ae Jun, Eun Joo Jang, Jung Eun Lim
  • Patent number: 8529850
    Abstract: Provided are methods using a ketoxime in metal extraction. One aspect of the invention relates to a method for the recovery of metal from a metal-containing aqueous solution at an elevated temperature using a ketoxime. Another aspect relates to a method of separating iron/copper using a specific ketoxime. Aldoximes may also be added to the reagent compositions used in these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8491858
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention provides systems and methods for removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components of waste gas streams, comprising contacting the waste gas stream with an aqueous solution, removing carbon dioxide and/or additional components from the waste gas stream, and containing the carbon dioxide and/or additional components, in one form or another, in a composition. In some embodiments, the composition is a precipitation material comprising carbonates, bicarbonates, or carbonates and bicarbonates. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises carbonate and/or bicarbonate co-products resulting from co-processing SOx, NOx, particulate matter, and/or certain metals. Additional waste streams such as liquid, solid, or multiphasic waste streams may be processed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: William Randall Seeker, Brent Constantz, Vinod Khosla
  • Patent number: 8475748
    Abstract: Reagent compositions, methods for their manufacture and methods of their use are described. In particular, provided are reagent compositions comprising an aldoxime and ketoxime with an alkyl substituent. Also provided are methods of metal recovery using these reagent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8454927
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for preparing 3-element semiconductor nanocrystals of the formula WYxZ(1-x), wherein W is a Group II element, Y and Z are different Group VI elements, and 0<X<1, comprising dissolving a Group II element, a first Group VI element, and a second Group VI element in a one or more solvents. The Group II, VI and VI elements are combined to provide a II:VI:VI SCN precursor solution, which is heated to a temperature sufficient to produce semiconductor nanocrystals of the formula WYxZ(1-x). The solvent used to dissolve the Group II element comprises octadecene and a fatty acid. The solvent used to dissolve the Group VI elements comprises octadecene. The invention also includes semiconductor nanocrystals prepared according to the disclosed methods, as well as methods of using the semiconductor nanocrystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Crystalplex Corporation
    Inventor: Lianhua Qu
  • Patent number: 8435466
    Abstract: Provided are methods using ketoximes and/or aldoximes, including 3-methyl-5-alkylsalicylaldoxime and/or 3-methyl-5-alkyl-2-hydroxyacetophenone oxime, in reagent compositions for metal extraction/isolation. One such method is of extracting a metal from an aqueous ammoniacal solution. Metals that can be extracted include nickel, zinc and copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8410013
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst for treating exhaust gas capable of reducing the amount of a highly corrosive mercury-chlorinating agent to be added while keeping the mercury oxidation efficiency high in an exhaust gas treatment. By the catalyst for treating exhaust gas, nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gas is removed upon contact with ammonia serving as a reducing agent, and mercury is oxidized using a halogen serving as an oxidant. The catalyst includes: TiO2 as a support; an oxide of at least one selected from the group consisting of V, W and Mo, which is supported as an active component on the support; and at least one selected from the group consisting of Bi, P, and compounds containing Bi and/or P, which is supported as a co-catalyst component on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nochi, Yoshiaki Obayashi, Masashi Kiyosawa
  • Patent number: 8399092
    Abstract: A zinc oxide particle having large particle diameter and being high-density is provided. An exoergic resin composition, an exoergic grease and an exoergic coating composition containing the zinc oxide particle exhibit an excellent exoergic property. The zinc oxide particle being high-density, has a density of 4.0 g/cm3 or more, median size (D50) of 17 to 10000 ?m and tap bulk density of 3.10 g/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Sueda, Atsuki Terabe, Hiroyuki Izumikawa, Mitsuo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8372360
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a process for controlled leaching and sequential recovery of two or more metals from metal-bearing materials. In one exemplary embodiment, recovery of metals from a leached metal-bearing material is controlled and improved by providing a high grade pregnant leach solution (“HGPLS”) and a low grade pregnant leach solution (“LGPLS”) to a single solution extraction plant comprising at least two solution extractor units, at least two stripping units, and, optionally, at least one wash stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Freeport-McMoran Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara J. Savage, David G. Meadows, Wayne W. Hazen
  • Patent number: 8372361
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a process for controlled leaching and sequential recovery of two or more metals from metal-bearing materials. In one exemplary embodiment, recovery of metals from a leached metal-bearing material is controlled and improved by providing a high grade pregnant leach solution (“HGPLS”) and a low grade pregnant leach solution (“LGPLS”) to a single solution extraction plant comprising at least two solution extractor units, at least two stripping units, and, optionally, at least one wash stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Freeport-McMoran Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara J. Savage, David G. Meadows, Wayne W. Hazen
  • Patent number: 8357343
    Abstract: A method for producing star-shaped zinc oxide particles, the method including heating a solution containing tetrahydroxozincate(II) ion [Zn(OH)4]2?, and diluting the solution containing tetrahydroxozincate(II) ion [Zn(OH)4]2? with a solvent in the course of reaction so that the concentration of zinc ion (Zn2+) after the dilution is adjusted to 0.008 M or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Kawano
  • Patent number: 8329124
    Abstract: Solvent extraction compositions having an orthohydroxyaryloxime extractant, an anti-degradation agent, and a water-immiscible organic solvent, processes for extracting a metal from an aqueous acidic solution using same, and methods of reducing degradation of such compositions are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: John Campbell, Susan Owens, Matthew Soderstrom, Troy Bednarski, Gustavo Marin
  • Patent number: 8323596
    Abstract: A method for extracting zinc from an aqueous ammoniacal zinc solution containing impurities, the method comprising the steps of: (i) contacting the aqueous ammoniacal zinc solution containing impurities with an organic phase comprising an ammonium salt of an organic extractant dissolved in a hydrophobic diluent, allowing transfer of the zinc to the organic phase and transfer of ammonium to the aqueous phase, thereby providing a zinc-enriched, ammonium-depleted organic phase and an ammonium-enriched, zinc-depleted aqueous phase containing impurities; (ii) separating the zinc-enriched, ammonium-depleted organic phase from the ammonium-enriched, zinc-depleted aqueous phase containing impurities; (iii) contacting the zinc-enriched, ammonium-depleted organic phase with an aqueous solution containing positively charged species, allowing transfer of the zinc from the organic phase and transfer of positively charged species from the aqueous phase, thereby providing an aqueous zinc solution and an organic phase con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Metaleach Limited
    Inventors: Garry Mervyn Johnston, Matthew Leslie Sutcliffe, Nicholas James Welham
  • Patent number: 8313653
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to processes for extracting iron and/or calcium from geothermal brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Midamerican Energy Holdings Company
    Inventors: John L. Featherstone, George Furmanski
  • Patent number: 8313714
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of making non-spherical nanoparticles that includes (a) combining a source of a Group 12, 13, 14, or 15 metal or metalloid; a source of a Group 15 or 16 element; and a source of a quaternary ammonium compound or phosphonium compound; and (b) isolating non-spherical nanoparticles from the resulting reaction mixture. Other embodiments of the invention provide non-spherical nanoparticle compositions, that are the reaction product of a source of a Group 12, 13, 14, or 15 metal or metalloid; a source of a Group 15 or 16 element; and a source of a quaternary ammonium compound or phosphonium compound; wherein nanoparticle tetrapods comprise 75-100 number percent of the nanoparticle products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Subashini Asokan, Michael Sha-nang Wong
  • Patent number: 8298316
    Abstract: In a method for producing pig iron using iron ore with a high content of zinc, a blast furnace raw material 2 is produced using iron ore with a high content of zinc which contains 0.01 mass % or more of zinc and 50 mass % or more of iron, pig iron is produced by charging the blast furnace raw material 2 into a blast furnace 1 and, at the same time, zinc-containing dust 4 in a blast furnace discharge gas is recovered, and zinc 6 is recovered from the zinc-containing dust 4 using a reduction furnace 5. A mixed raw material into which the zinc-containing dust 4, a carbonaceous solid reducing material and a slag-making material are mixed is preferably charged on a movable hearth, and the mixed raw material is preferably reduced by supplying heat from an upper portion of the movable hearth so as to recover zinc 6 while producing reduced iron 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Natsuo Ishiwata, Hiroyuki Hiroha, Koichi Nushiro, Atsushi Sakai
  • Patent number: 8293196
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an additive, primarily for combustion of low sulfur and high alkali coals, that includes a transition metal to impact positively bottom ash slag and optionally a halogen to effect mercury oxidation and collection in the flue gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: ADA-ES, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Baldrey, Sharon Sjostrom, Nina Bergan French, Michael D. Durham
  • Patent number: 8288309
    Abstract: A highly durable mercury oxidation catalyst contains V2O5 and MoO3 as active components, and is capable of preventing volatilization of MoO3 in the mercury oxidation catalyst. A method of producing the mercury oxidation catalyst is provided. A mercury oxidation catalyst oxidizing mercury in an exhaust gas into mercury oxide includes: TiO2 as a carrier, V2O5 and MoO3 supported on the carrier as active components, and at least one kind of element or compound selected from the group consisting of W, Cu, Co, Ni, and Zn or the compounds thereof supported on the carrier as a MoO3 volatilization preventing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Nochi, Masanao Yonemura, Masashi Kiyosawa
  • Patent number: 8263029
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple and cost-effective method for preparing particles such as anisotropic semiconductor nanoparticles (e.g. CdS) and devices thereof. The method comprises (i) dispersing at least part of particle-forming reactants in a self-organized medium such as surfactant-aqueous solution system, and (ii) conducting a particle-forming reaction using the particle-forming reactants dispersed in the self-organized medium under shear condition to form the particles. The anisotropic property of the particles is controlled at least partially by the shear condition. The invention may be used to prepare quantum dots in a liquid crystal, and various devices such as nonlinear optics, optoelectronic devices, and solar cells, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kent State University
    Inventors: Antal Jakli, Stefanie Taushanoff, Mátyás Molnár, Attila Bóta, Erika Kalman, Peter Palinkás, legal representative, Andrea Palinkás, legal representative, Zoltan Varga
  • Publication number: 20120219478
    Abstract: Provided are methods using ketoximes and/or aldoximes, including 3-methyl-5-alkylsalicylaldoxime and/or 3-methyl-5-alkyl-2-hydroxyacetophenone oxime, in reagent compositions for metal extraction/isolation. One such method is of extracting a metal from an aqueous ammoniacal solution. Metals that can be extracted include nickel, zinc and copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20120219475
    Abstract: Provided are methods using a ketoxime in metal extraction. One aspect of the invention relates to a method for the recovery of metal from a metal-containing aqueous solution at an elevated temperature using a ketoxime. Another aspect relates to a method of separating iron/copper using a specific ketoxime. Aldoximes may also be added to the reagent compositions used in these methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20120219474
    Abstract: Reagent compositions, methods for their manufacture and methods of their use are described. In particular, provided are reagent compositions comprising an aldoxime and ketoxime with an alkyl substituent. Also provided are methods of metal recovery using these reagent compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Virnig, Jack Bender, Nathan C. Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8221709
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for separating gangue material from metallic sulfide ores. The compositions typically include a lignosolfonate and do not include a cyanide salt. Suitable lignosulfonates may include lignosulfonates, for example hardwood lignosulfonate having a weight average molecular weight of about 3 kDa to about 12 kDa and having a relatively low sulfur content and a relatively low sulfonate content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: LignoTech USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry D. Gargulak, Lori L. Bushar
  • Patent number: 8178477
    Abstract: Proppants which can be used to prop open subterranean formation fractions are described. Proppant formulations which use one or more proppants of the present invention are described, as well as methods to prop open subterranean formation fractions, and other uses for the proppants and methods of making the proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Oxane Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Skala, John R. Loscutova, Christopher E. Coker
  • Patent number: 8124036
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an additive, primarily for combustion of low sulfur and high alkali coals, that includes a transition metal to impact positively bottom ash slag and optionally a halogen to effect mercury oxidation and collection in the flue gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ADA-ES, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Baldrey, Sharon Sjostrom, Nina Bergan French, Michael D. Durham
  • Patent number: 8062614
    Abstract: Processes for metal leaching/solvent extraction are described which comprise: (a) providing a first aqueous leach pulp which comprises a mixture of leached solids and an aqueous leach solution comprising a metal, a leaching agent and water; (b) subjecting the first aqueous leach pulp to a first solid-liquid separation to provide a first clarified aqueous leach solution and a second aqueous leach pulp, wherein the second aqueous leach pulp comprises the leached solids at a % solids level greater than the first pulp; (c) subjecting the first clarified aqueous leach solution to a first solvent extraction prior to any significant dilution, whereby a first aqueous raffinate is obtained; (d) subjecting the second aqueous leach pulp to a second solid-liquid separation with dilution via an aqueous stream to obtain a second clarified aqueous leach solution; and (e) subjecting the second clarified aqueous leach solution to a second solvent extraction whereby a second is aqueous raffinate is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Gary A. Kordosky, Andrew Nisbett
  • Publication number: 20110186779
    Abstract: A method for reclaiming a semiconductor material from a glass substrate is disclosed, the method comprises the steps of providing at least one glass substrate having the semiconductor material disposed thereon, reducing the glass substrate having a semiconductor material disposed thereon to a plurality of glass particles having the semiconductor material disposed thereon by introducing a source of energy thereto, separating the semiconductor material from the plurality of glass particles to obtain semiconductor particles, and pyrometall?rgicaHy refining the semiconductor particles and the fine glass particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: John Bohland, Andreas Wade
  • Patent number: 7928033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst for reducing mercury, which comprises a reagent comprising any of the sulfites of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium, or any of the phosphates thereof, or a combination of them, as a main reagent of a catalyst component. And the present invention relates to the catalyst for reducing mercury, wherein the catalyst component is mixed with a different salt as an agent for inhibiting crystallization of the catalyst component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Horiba, Ltd., Nippon Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Akiyama, Junji Kato, Fujio Koga, Koji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7884048
    Abstract: Carbon monoxide is removed from streams by adsorption on an adsorption composition which comprises copper, zinc and zirconium oxides and whose copper-comprising component has a degree of reduction, expressed as weight ratio of metallic copper to the sum of metallic copper and copper oxides, calculated as CuO, of at least 45% and not more than 75%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Schlitter, Stephan Hatscher, Michael Hesse, Heiko Urtel
  • Patent number: 7862796
    Abstract: A cadmium sulfide nanocrystal, wherein the cadmium sulfide nanocrystal shows maximum luminescence peaks at two or more wavelengths and most of the atoms constituting the nanocrystal are present at the surface of the nanocrystal to form defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Jang, Shin Ae Jun, Tae Kyung Ahn, Sung Hun Lee, Seong Jae Choi
  • Patent number: 7850943
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanocrystal, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal shows maximum luminescence peaks at two or more wavelengths and most of the atoms constituting the nanocrystal are present at the surface of the nanocrystal to form defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Jang, Shin Ae Jun, Tae Kyung Ahn, Sung Hun Lee, Seong Jae Choi
  • Patent number: 7837959
    Abstract: A process for separating one or more metal ions forming a first group of metal ions such as copper, zinc and ferric ions, from one or more other metal ions forming a second group of metal ions such as cobalt and nickel, comprising: contacting an aqueous solution comprising said first and second groups of metal ions with an organic solution comprising a phosphinic acid and a hydroxyoxime to extract one of said groups of metal ions into the organic phase, and separating the organic and aqueous phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Chu Yong Cheng, Mark Daniel Urbani
  • Patent number: 7807058
    Abstract: Toxic substances such as heavy metals are extracted from a medium using a sorbent composition. The sorbent composition is derived by sulfidation of red mud, which contains hydrated ferric oxides derived from the Bayer processing of bauxite ores. Exemplary sulfidizing compounds are H2S, Na2S, K2S, (NH4)2S, and CaSx. The sulfur content typically is from about 0.2 to about 10% above the residual sulfur in the red mud. Sulfidized red mud is an improved sorbent compared to red mud for most of the heavy metals tested (Hg, Cr, Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, Se, Th, and U). Unlike red mud, sulfidized red mud does not leach naturally contained metals. Sulfidized red mud also prevents leaching of metals when mixed with red mud. Mixtures of sulfidized red mud and red mud are more effective for sorbing other ions, such as As, Co, Mn, and Sr, than sulfidized red mud alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: J.I. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Iannicelli
  • Patent number: 7799226
    Abstract: A process for separation of no-carrier-added thallium radionuclide from no-carrier-added lead and mercury comprising providing a solution of no-carrier-added thallium radionuclide and no-carrier-added lead and mercury to dialysis. By this method separation of 199Tl radionuclides has also been achieved in presence of macro quantity of inactive thallium, which is as high as 10 mM. The method is capable of being used in Medical industry, diagnosis of cardiac diseases by 201Tl or 199Tl and all other industries where trace amount of thallium separation is required from mercury and lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
    Inventors: Susanta Lahiri, Samir Kumar Maji, Dalia Nayak
  • Publication number: 20100233050
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for separating gangue material from metallic sulfide ores. The compositions typically include a lignosulfonate and do not include a cyanide salt. Suitable lignosulfonates may include lignosulfonates, for example hardwood lignosulfonate having a weight average molecular weight of about 3 kDa to about 12 kDa and having a relatively low sulfur content and a relatively low sulfonate content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: LIGNOTECH USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry D. Gargulak, Lori L. Bushar
  • Publication number: 20100215556
    Abstract: A nanopore reactive adsorbent composite material, which may be a porous adsorbent comprising a chemically surface face modified gel, has a composition and micro structure, which integrals ion exchange components such as hydroxy apatite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK INC.
    Inventors: Roman Domszy, Yun Han Lee