THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOP- MENT WORK IS TO PRODUCE A DEVICE THAT WILL REMOVE, ON LINE, OIL FROM OIL/WATER EMULSIONS PRODUCED AS WASTE FROM HOT WATER OR STEAM PROCESSED IN TAR SANDS RECOVERY OPERATIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2586
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Assocs
410 Chipeta Way, Suite222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. STEPHEN PETERSON
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(801) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOP- MENT WORK IS TO PRODUCE A DEVICE THAT WILL REMOVE, ON LINE, OIL FROM OIL/WATER EMULSIONS PRODUCED AS WASTE FROM HOT WATER OR STEAM PROCESSED IN TAR SANDS RECOVERY OPERATIONS. A NEW WAY OF USING ULTRASOUND TO BREAK OIL/WATER EMULSIONS AND CONCENTRATE THE OIL DROPLETS THUS FORMED HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. TWO DIFFERENT METHODS, ONE ELECTRICAL AND THE OTHER ELECTROMECHANICAL, HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO MOVE THE OIL DROPS. PHASE I WILL DETERMINE WHICH OF THE TWO APPROACHES IS MOST SUITABLE FOR SCALING, WILL COLLECT DATA THAT WILL BE USED TO SCALE THE SELECTED DEVICE TO INDUSTRIAL CAPACITIES, AND THEN WILL DESIGN A PROTOTYPE SEPARATOR. IN PHASE II, THE DESIGN WILL BE TURNED INTO A FUNCTIONING PROTO- TYPE THAT WILL BE TESTED AT INDUSTRIAL CAPACITIES. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE OIL/WATER SEPARATOR WILL AID THE RECOVERY OF OIL FROM PROCESS WATER AND WILL HELP RETURN CLEANER WATER TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

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