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Willem P C Duyvesteyn, Julia Rose Budden, Merijn Amilcare Picavet: Extraction of bitumen from bitumen froth and biotreatment of bitumen froth tailings generated from tar sands. BHP Minerals International, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, October 19, 1999: US05968349 (370 worldwide citation)

A process for the extraction of bitumen from bitumen froth generated from tar sands is disclosed. In this process, bitumen froth is extracted from tar sands using a water process without requiring the use of caustic soda. The froth is treated in a counter-current decantation circuit with a paraffini ...


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Maria Madalena Dos Santos Alves, Merijn Amilcare Picavet, Maria Alcina Alpoim De Sousa Pereira, Diana Zita Machado De Sousa, Ana JĂșlia Viana Cavaleiro: Anaerobic reactor for the removal of long chain fatty acids from fat containing wastewater. Universidade Do Minho, Sughrue Mion PLLC, December 14, 2010: US07850849

The invention presented is an apparatus specifically designed for the high rate anaerobic treatment of (waste)waters with relatively high concentrations of lipidic compounds, referred to as the Inverted Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (IASB) reactor. Contrary to conventional anaerobic reactors, it avoids t ...


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Cees Jan Nico Buisman, Merijn Amilcare Picavet: Process for regenerating thiosulphate from a gold leaching stream. Young & Thompson, August 5, 2004: US20040151657-A1

A new process of regenerating thiosulphate from a spent thiosulphate solution comprises the steps of: (a) reacting the spent thiosulphate solution with sulphide to produce elemental sulphur and a regenerated thiosulphate solution, (b) separating the elemental sulphur from the regenerated thiosulphat ...


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Maria Madalena Dos Santos Alves, Merijn Amilcare Picavet, Maria Alcina Alpoim De Sousa Pereira, Diana Zita Machado De Sousa, Ana Julia Viana Cavaleiro: Novel anaerobic reactor for the removal of long chain fatty acids from fat containing wastewater. Universidade Do Minho, Sughrue Mion Pllc, February 26, 2009: US20090050560-A1

The invention presented is an apparatus specifically designed for the high rate anaerobic treatment of (waste)waters with relatively high concentrations of lipidic compounds, referred to as the Inverted Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (IASB) reactor. Contrary to conventional anaerobic reactors, it avoids t ...