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OPTIMIZATION OF RECOVERY AND CONTAMINATION MINIMIZATION FOR OIL PRODUCTION WATER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21009
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21009
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Insitec, Inc.
2110 Omega Road Suite D San Ramon, CA 94583
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: OPTIMIZATION OF RECOVERY AND CONTAMINATION MINIMIZATION FOR OIL PRODUCTION WATER
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

HYDROCYCLONES HAVE BEEN USED FOR LIQUID/LIQUID SEPARATION AND FOR DEGASSING LIQUIDS FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS AND MAY UTIMATELY BE THE UNIT OF OPERATION OF CHOICE FOR OIL/WATER SEPARATION ON OFFSHORE PLATFORMS AND ON THE OCEAN SEABED BECAUSE OF THEIR COMPACTNESS AND SIMPLICITY OF OPERATION. HOWEVER, FLUID SHAR BREAKUP OF LARGE OIL DROPLETS AND PERHAPS EVEN FORMATION OF A STABLE EMULSION HAVE LIMITED THE WIDESPREAD USE OF HYDROCYCLONES AS LIQUID-LIQUID SEPARATORS. NEW APPROACHES TO HYDROCYCLONE DESIGN ARE CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH FUNDAMENTAL EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESEARCH. TO ACHIEVE THE LEVELS OF SEPARATION EFFICIENCY NEEDED IN PRACTICE, THE EFFICIENCY OF REMOVING PARTICLES IN THE SIZE RANGE BETWEEN 10 AND 20 MICRONS MUST BE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY WITHOUT CONCOMITANT DROP BREAKUP. IN ORDER TO QUANTIFY THE EFFICIENCY OF PARTICLE SEPARATION, AN IN-SITU OPTICAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE IS REQUIRED TO MEASURE THE INPUT AND OUTPUT OIL DROPLET CONCENTRATIONS OF THE HYDROCYCLONE. THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL MODIFY AND OPTIMIZE AN OPTICAL INSTRUMENT CONFIGURATION WHICH ADDRESSES THE HYDROCYCLONE DIAGNOSTICS QUESTIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Donald J Holve
5108371330

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Insitec Inc.
2110 Omega Rd #2 San Ramon, CA 94583

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No