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A process for recovering hydrocarbons from a diatomite-type ore which comprises contacting the diatomite ore with a C.sub.4 -C.sub.10 alcohol and thereafter contacting the diatomite ore-alcohol mixture with an aqueous alkaline solution to separate a hydrocarbon-alcohol phase and an alkaline aqueous phase containing the stripped diatomite ore. Thereafter, the alcohol is distilled off from the hydrocarbon phase and recycled back into the initial process.

Title
Process for recovering hydrocarbons from a diatomite-type ore
Application Number
6/315317
Publication Number
4374023
Application Date
October 26, 1981
Publication Date
February 15, 1983
Inventor
Bruce W Davis
Fullerton
CA, US
Agent
A Stephen Zavell
E J Keeling
D A Newell
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
C10G 1/00
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