07691259 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 21 patents.

A system for separating hydrocarbons from a solid source including a primary separation tank including a first hydrocarbon removing device to remove hydrocarbons from a slurry of water and solids. Further, the system including a transfer device between the primary separation tank and a secondary separation tank, wherein the transfer device is configured to transfer solids from the slurry to the secondary separation tank. Further still, the system including a second hydrocarbon removal device, a fine particle separation device to remove remaining solids in the secondary separation tank, and a product collection tank to receive hydrocarbons removed from the primary and secondary separation tanks.

Title
Separation of tar from sand
Application Number
11/368371
Publication Number
7691259 (B2)
Application Date
March 3, 2006
Publication Date
April 6, 2010
Inventor
Paul Newman
Bedford
CA
Richard Bingham
Katy
TX, US
Cory C Melancon
Houston
TX, US
Lewis J Dutel
Cypress
TX, US
Alex Stoian
Calgary
CA
Michael A Freeman
Kingwood
TX, US
Agent
Osha • Liang
Assignee
M I L L C
TX, US
IPC
C10G 1/04
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