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Edward W Funk, Walter G May, James C Pirkle Jr: Solvent extraction process for tar sands. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, James H Takemoto, August 31, 1982: US04347118 (62 worldwide citation)

A solvent extraction process for tar sands is disclosed wherein a low boiling solvent having a normal boiling point of from 20.degree. to 70.degree. C. is used to extract tar sands. The solvent is mixed with tar sands in a dissolution zone, the solvent:bitumen weight ratio being maintained at from a ...


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James C Pirkle Jr: Continuous sorption process. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, M D Bittman, D E Furman, April 7, 1987: US04655796 (12 worldwide citation)

The sorption process involves combining a simulated countercurrent flow system with a stationary magnetically stabilized fluidized bed to achieve continuous adsorption-desorption to separate components of a feedstream.


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Franklin J Wright, Michael A Richard, James C Pirkle Jr: Process for producing aromatic hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide and water. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, Robert J North, Edward M Corcoran, January 21, 1986: US04565831 (6 worldwide citation)

A process is described using novel thallium-promoted iron catalysts in CO hydrogenation with steam. Mixtures of CO and steam are converted to liquid C.sub.6 -C.sub.13 hydrocarbons containing substantial amounts of C.sub.6 -C.sub.13 aromatics.


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James C Pirkle Jr, Angelo A Montagna, Philip A Ruziska: Process for conducting reactions using a circulating magnetically stabilized bed to control reaction temperature profile. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, Janet E Hasak, E Thomas Wheelock, August 20, 1985: US04536380 (2 worldwide citation)

An endothermic or exothermic chemical reaction may be conducted whereby a flowable bed of magnetizable particles such as catalytic particles is subjected to an applied magnetic field, a reaction fluid is circulated through the bed under conditions so as to effect an exothermic or endothermic reactio ...