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9023216 Device for turbulence reduction  
Apparatus is disclosed for substantially reducing the momentum, velocity, or both of a first liquid that is flowing into a second liquid. The device allows one to substantially reduce or even...
9004294 Feedwell for a gravity separation vessel  
A feedwell for a gravity separation vessel for introducing a feed stream such as oil sand slurry to the gravity separation vessel is provided comprising a walled member having an upper perimeter...
8961795 Apparatus and method for removing impurities in connection with liquid-liquid extraction of copper  
The invention relates to an apparatus and method for removing molybdenum and other possible impurities from an organic copper-containing extraction solution in connection with the liquid-liquid...
8945395 Settling vessel and method of use  
A vessel for use in settling particulate matter from a fluid stream is provided. Fluid is introduced to the vessel through an angled inlet, with flow into the vessel both disrupted and deflected...
8945256 Desanding apparatus and system  
A desanding system has an elongated vessel that is tilted at a non-zero inclination angle. A fluid inlet at the vessel's upper end discharges a gas stream having entrained liquids and particulates...
8940176 Method and a device for extracting a liquid phase from a suspension  
A method of extracting a liquid phase from a suspension, the method comprising: injecting said suspension into a duct presenting a first section that is straight and a second section that is...
8940166 Electrocoagulation apparatus having integrated clarifier and sludge control  
An electrocoagulation apparatus is disclosed integrated with a plate clarifier and sludge chamber for effluent treatment. The clarifier includes first and second tanks, an electrocoagulation...
8900463 Self-disposal of solids in an immiscible liquid separator  
A separator for separating oils from waste water and solids. Waste liquids are drained into a baffle tube of the separator so that the oils rise and the waste water and solids migrate to the...
8889012 Thickener/clarifier feedwell assembly with infeed rotation  
A feedwell assembly for a thickener/clarifier includes a feedwell body, at least one infeed conduit connected at a downstream end to the body, and at least one spin or rotation inducement element...
8877050 Process for the treatment of liquid effluents laden with hydrocarbons  
The present invention relates to a process for the treatment of liquid effluents laden with hydrocarbons, which comprises: feeding the effluents into a treatment tank; supplying the treatment tank...
8858790 Three phase electrocoagulation effluent treatment apparatus and methods  
Electrocoagulation effluent treatment apparatus and methods are disclosed, the apparatus including a primary electrocoagulation reactor chamber having treatment electrodes maintained therein and...
8858791 Electrocoagulation apparatus with integrated sludge control chamber and feed controller assembly  
Electrocoagulation and sludge control apparatus and feed controller assembly for effluent treatment are disclosed, the apparatus including a primary reaction chamber having electrodes mounted...
8800784 System, apparatus and process for extraction of bitumen from oil sands  
An extraction system and process for extracting bitumen from a slurry containing bitumen, solids and water. The system comprises a cyclone separation facility for separating the slurry into a...
8802362 Methods and devices for separating liquid components  
Methods and devices for preparing a solid-fibrin web are provided. One method may include drawing blood from a patient, separating plasma from the blood, contacting the plasma with a...
8801940 Feedwells  
The invention provides several improvements in feedwells, one of which being a feedwell comprising a mixing zone for dissipating the kinetic energy of a fluid comprising pulp, a settling zone for...
8784670 Multi-phase flow separation apparatus and system  
A multi-phase flow separation apparatus has a tank with at least one inlet and at least one outlet, and an enclosure within the tank. The at least one inlet communicates an input flow into the...
8778178 Integrated multi-step solid/liquid separation system for Fischer-Tropsch processes  
A system for separating liquids from solids comprising an immobilization unit comprising an immobilization vessel containing a bed of magnetizable material and a magnet configured to produce a...
8746463 Apparatus for separating particulate from stormwater  
A liquid separation system and related method for retaining floating and non-floating particulates within a storage chamber of a treatment tank. The tank may or may not include a bypass to allow a...
8702996 Thickener/clarifier feedwell having volute peripheries  
A feedwell for a thickener/clarifier includes a feedwell body (40), a feedwell inlet (41), a sidewall (42), and a discharge opening (48). At least one infeed conduit (21) is connected at an...
8623221 Sand separator for petroleum and natural gas wells  
A sand separator for capturing sand and rock debris from recovered natural gas fracturing fluid includes a cylindrical, high-pressure-rated vessel disposed vertically and immediately downstream of...
8603343 Device for separating a finely divided solid in suspension in a viscous liquid  
The device described in the present invention can separate fine solid particles in suspension in a viscous liquid, withdrawing a clear liquid from the top of the device, and a dense liquid charged...
8550258 Feedwell for a gravity separation vessel  
A feedwell for a gravity separation vessel for introducing a feed stream such as oil sand slurry to the gravity separation vessel is provided comprising a walled member having an upper perimeter...
8540887 Feedwells  
The invention provides several improvements in feedwells, one of which being a feedwell (100) comprising a mixing zone (49) for dissipating the kinetic energy of a fluid comprising pulp, a...
8496814 Partitioned separator water treatment system with upflow filter  
A system designed to control and filter runoff water in storm drains is presented. Drain water frequently carries trash, organic matter, suspended solids, hydrocarbons, metals, nutrients and...
8491854 Systems and methods for cerebrospinal fluid collection  
A test tube insert includes a flange having a width greater than a width of a mouth of a larger test tube into which the insert is to be inserted. The flange defines a first central opening. An...
8485368 Feed distribution arrangement in a liquid treatment space  
An arrangement in a liquid treatment space clarifying liquid by gravity. A feed assembly leads the liquid to be treated into the treatment space by a fixed distribution channel. The feed assembly...
8480908 Process, apparatus and system for treating a hydrocarbon feedstock  
An apparatus, process and system for treating a hydrocarbon feedstock having a specific gravity differential between components of the feedstock is disclosed and includes a treatment vessel having...
8460560 Variable influent flow channel baffle  
An input channel (and method of making an input channel) for the flow of waste water into a grit removal unit. The input channel has a depth D extending from the bottom to the top of the channel....
8454824 Single vertical tower for treating a stream of rich caustic containing mercaptan compounds  
A separation process for separating two or more immiscible liquids using contactors utilizing high surface area vertical hanging fibers is disclosed. This separation process is especially useful...
8440087 Thickeners having self-diluting feedwell  
A thickening tank has a peripheral overflow launder and a centrally disposed feed well. Feedstock slurry is fed to a mixing box which also receives supernatant liquid and is supplemented by...
8342338 Separator for separating solids from an influent  
A separator 2 for separating solids, such as grit, from an influent, such as water, the tray assembly 4 comprising a plurality of nested tray units 14 which are spaced apart from one another along...
8337707 Dewatering facility  
The present invention relates to a device, for dewatering dredged material with a dry substance rate below 15%, comprising a tank (2) which is arranged with at least one inlet (5) for dredged...
8333895 Water treatment pond, system and method of use  
A pond receives a flow of contaminated water into the pond substantially tangential to a volume of clarified water which is stored in the pond and which is largely quiescent. The tangential inflow...
8308959 Material separator  
A material separator removes material such as sand from a fluid utilizing an inclined housing having a fluid flow inlet in a lower portion of the housing. Higher density material descends by...
8273255 Economical fat, oil, and grease waste removal system and method  
An economical fat, oil and grease removal assembly and method includes a container having a bottom, a top, a sidewall, an inlet and an outlet. The outlet is spaced above the bottom and below the...
8268167 Separation apparatus and method  
Separating apparatus, for separating a substance from a liquid on which the substance can float, comprises: a separation chamber; an inlet adapted to convey a supply comprising the substance and...
8225942 Self-cleaning influent feed system for a wastewater treatment plant  
An influent feed system for directing the influent liquid via hydraulic energy to scour the surface of primary treatment tank walls and base to move the scoured solids to a sludge trough. Scouring...
8206585 Automatic oil-water separation and recovery system used on ships  
An automatic oil-water separation and recovery device, which comprises a cylindrical tank, on the top of which exists an oil collector. The tank has an inflow pipe that links to a pre-separation...
8197679 Particle separation assembly  
A particle separation assembly comprises a vessel provided with an inlet, a first outlet and a second outlet. The assembly is arranged such that the flow rate of fluid through the inlet is greater...
8197697 Method for thickening and thickening apparatus  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for thickening liquids carrying suspended particles, such as slurry containing minerals, by using a thickening apparatus (1) comprising a tank (2)...
8182701 Method of optimizing feed distribution in a sedimentation vessel  
A feed structure may be used in conjunction with a sedimentation vessel in order to separate solids and liquids, which may be in a slurry, from each other. The feed structure comprises a feed...
8168071 Process and apparatus for treating a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock  
An apparatus and process for treating a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock having a specific gravity differential between components of the feedstock is disclosed. The apparatus includes a treatment...
8142666 Baffle box deflectors and flow spreaders  
Devices, apparatus, systems and methods of using baffle boxes with turbulence deflectors and flow spreaders. Turbulence deflectors are added about the inlet port of a baffle box, and a flow...
8142651 Mass transfer tank system  
A tank has a side wall bounded by a top and a bottom. An axis extends vertically through the tank. An inlet line for water of a first condition extends through the top with a lower end at a lower...
8141718 Separation device  
A separation device for the separation of constituents of different density, in particular of a fluid fed from a well hole, exhibits a container in which the fluid at least partially after entry...
8137547 Fluid treatment tank and a well fluid processing system comprising such a tank  
A fluid treatment tank for use in a well fluid processing system. The tank is divided into at least three compartments, including an oil treatment compartment for receiving oil from a separator...
8123955 Method of optimizing feed concentration in a sedimentation vessel  
A feed system is used in a sedimentation vessel. The feed system includes an inlet for receiving a quantity of feed slurry and an outlet for delivering the feed slurry to a separation zone within...
8119015 System for generating a discrete liquid phase in a continuous liquid phase  
The device (1) serves for the generation of a discrete liquid phase in a continuous liquid phase with a first or a second liquid. The two liquids coexist as separate phases, have different...
8101071 Oil removal reclamation clarifier system and process for use  
One aspect of the present disclosure includes an oil removal reclamation clarifier system in communication with a body of oil laden wastewater fluid and a conduit for transporting the fluid to the...
8087518 Rectangular sedimentation system having self-aggregation facility  
A rectangular sedimentation tank includes an upstream hopper, a downstream inclined floor, and a baffle assembly at the upstream hopper. The baffle assembly comprises: a vertical baffle with at...