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Title:
FLOTATION OF PARTICLES BY CHEMICALLY-INDUCED SPARGING OF BUBBLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/173661
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A method and apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprising a decomposable compound such as hydrogen peroxide as a primary additive to generate bubbles within a fluid medium such as an aqueous slurry of tar sands. The size range of bubbles, density (number per unit volume) of bubbles, and rate of in situ generation of bubbles are controlled by controlling process variables including but not limited to temperature, concentration of decomposable compound, residence time, pressure, viscous shear, ratio of water to solids, pH of the slurry, shape of the separation vessel, and addition of one or more secondary process additives.

Inventors:
KELLER, Michael, R. (7646e 77th Court, Tulsa, OK, 74133, US)
WALLACE, Ernest, Dean (4th Street, Beaumont, AB T4X 1G2, 1G2, CA)
Application Number:
US2012/000291
Publication Date:
December 19, 2013
Filing Date:
June 15, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CONTINUUM ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC (2017 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, 14301, US)
International Classes:
B03D1/06; B03D1/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BROWN, Robert, C. (1207 Sandhurst Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32312, US)
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