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Jan Bock, Patrick P McCall, Max L Robbins, Michael Siskin: In situ shale-oil recovery process. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, Henry E Naylor, July 10, 1984: US04458757 (249 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process for converting organic material of oil-shale to predominantly liquids. The oil-shale is first heated to a temperature from about 360.degree. C. to 475.degree. C. in an anionic atmosphere. The resulting liquids and gases are collected and the residue is extracted with a microem ...


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Nathan H Canter, Max L Robbins, Edward G Baker: Polymer-microemulsion complexes for the enhanced recovery of oil. Exxon Research and Engineering Company, James H Takemoto, October 12, 1982: US04353806 (91 worldwide citation)

A polymer-microemulsion complex useful for the enhanced recovery of crude oil is disclosed. The polymer is polyethylene oxide or polyvinyl pyrrolidone and interacts with the surfactant of the microemulsion to form a physical association. The resulting complex is characterized by a complexation energ ...


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Nathan H Canter, Max L Robbins, Edward G Baker: Oil recovery process using polymer microemulsion complexes. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, James H Takemoto, November 23, 1982: US04360061 (58 worldwide citation)

A process for the enhanced recovery of oil from a subterranean formation using a polymer-microemulsion complex is disclosed. The polymer is polyethylene oxide or polyvinyl pyrrolidone and interacts with the surfactant of the microemulsion to form a physical association. The resulting complex is char ...


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Raam R Mohan, Max L Robbins, Allen I Laskin, Lars A Naslund: Use of microorganisms in combination with surface active agents to synergistically disperse oil slicks. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, John P Corcoran, Joseph J Allocca, March 27, 1979: US04146470 (32 worldwide citation)

A method of preparation and application of a composition comprising specified microorganisms in combination with surfactants for a synergistic dispersal of oil slicks.


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Jan Bock, Patrick P McCall, Max L Robbins, Michael Siskin: Shale-oil recovery process. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, Henry E Naylor, July 24, 1984: US04461696 (24 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process for converting organic material of oil-shale to predominantly liquids. The oil-shale is first heated to a temperature from about 360.degree. C. to 475.degree. C. in an inert atmosphere. The resulting liquids and gases are collected and the residue is extracted with a microemul ...


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Max L Robbins, Gerard P Canevari, Jan Bock: Oil spill microemulsion dispersants. Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Richard E Nanfeldt, August 16, 1988: US04764285 (17 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for dispersing an oil spill on sea water which method comprises applying to the oil spill surface an effective amount of: (i) a blend of one or more hydrophilic and one or more lipophilic surfactants whose ratio is so adjusted that they will form microemulsions with the sea wat ...


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Max L Robbins, Edwin R Ernst: Process for defoaming acid gas scrubbing solutions and defoaming solutions. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Albert P Halluin, June 17, 1980: US04208385 (13 worldwide citation)

The foam in acid gas scrubbing solutions created during an acid gas scrubbing process is reduced or eliminated by the addition of certain polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block copolymers as defoaming agents. The defoaming agents are particularly effective when the acid gas scrubbing solution contai ...


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Max L Robbins, Edwin R Ernst: Process for defoaming acid gas scrubbing solutions and defoaming solutions. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, Albert P Halluin, Janet E Hasak, August 17, 1982: US04344863 (11 worldwide citation)

The foam in acid gas scrubbing solutions created during an acid gas scrubbing process is reduced or eliminated by the addition of certain polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block cpolymers as defoaming agents. The defoaming agents are particularly effective when the acid gas scrubbing solution contain ...


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Virgil H Cargle, Max L Robbins, Jan Bock: Freeze conditioning agent for particulate solids. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, R A Dexter, R L Graham, July 8, 1986: US04599250 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for treating particulate solids such as coal to reduce the cohesive strength of such solids when frozen which consists of spraying said solids with a hydrocarbon liquid solution of a balanced blend of surfactants which blend will form a single phase microemulsion at 20.degree. C. when added ...


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Jan Bock, Gerard P Canevari, Max L Robbins: Oil spill microemulsion dispersants. Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Richard E Nanfeldt, December 18, 1990: US04978459 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for dispersing an oil spill on sea water, which method comprises applying to the oil spill surface an effective amount of: (i) a blend of one or more hydrophilic and one or more lipophilic surfactants so balanced that they will form microemulsions with the sea water and the oil to be disper ...