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COALESCENCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3391
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3391
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
S.r. Taylor And Associates
6105 S.e. Nowata Rd., Suite 12 Bartleville, OK 74006
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: COALESCENCE
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,941.00
 

Abstract:

IN ORDER TO RECOVER THE OVER 500 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL THAT CANNOT CURRENTLY BE RECOVERED BY CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO DEVELOP MORE EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, ECO NOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (EOR) METHODS. ONE KEY PROBLEM IS THERAPID, EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL CLEANUP OF PROCESS WATER FORREUSE OR DISPOSAL. SUCH PROCESS WATERS ARE OFTEN CONTAMINATED WITH COMPLEX THREE PHASE OIL-WATER-SOLID SUSPENDED PARTICLE/DROPLET SYSTEMS THAT ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SEPARATE BY CURRENT TECHNIQUES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OFUSING AN ULTRASONIC STANDING WAVE FIELD TO CAUSE COALESENCE OF THE SOLIDS AND EMULSIFIED LIQUID DROPLETS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL, SIMULTANEOUS SEPARATION OF THE THREE PHASES. THIS WOULD ALLOW AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT SEPARATION AND CLEANUP METHOD AND, IN THE CASE OF EOR PROCESS WATER, WOULD AID IN ALLOWING RECOVERY OF EXISTING OIL CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR USE AND THUS HELP TO REDUCE THE UNITED STATES' DEPENDENCE ONFOREIGN OIL SUPPLIES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. scott r. taylor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
9183338122

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

S R Taylor And Associates
425 Ne Fenway Bartlesville, OK 74006

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