||WO||WO/2014/057567 - EXHAUST GAS TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD||17.04.2014||
||PCT/JP2012/076368||MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.||OISHI, Tsuyoshi|
An exhaust gas treatment system is provided with: a desulfurization device (105) which removes sulfur oxide in the exhaust gas (11) from a boiler (101); a cooling tower (70A) which is provided downstream of the desulfurization device (105) and which reduces the temperature of the exhaust gas (11) by cooling or heating the exhaust gas (11) and increasing the diameter of the particles of SO3 mist contained in the exhaust gas (11), the cooling or heating of the exhaust gas (11) being performed by a temperature regulation means for regulating the gas dew point temperature of the exhaust gas (11); and a CO2 recovery
device (10) which is constructed from a CO2
absorption tower (13) for removing CO2
in the exhaust gas (11) by bringing the CO2
into contact with a CO2
absorption liquid, and also from a regeneration
tower (14) which recovers CO2
by releasing CO2
from the CO2
absorption liquid and which regenerates
absorption liquid (12). A cooling section (70a) cools the exhaust gas (11) and increases the size of the SO3 mist in the exhaust gas.
||WO||WO/2014/056065 - METHODS OF AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING INCINERATED WASTE||17.04.2014||
||PCT/CA2012/000945||BLUE SKY MINES LTD.||WARKENTIN, Douglas Dale|
One method of treating incinerated waste comprises: size separating at least some of the incinerated waste into a first undersize fraction comprising particles smaller than the first separation size and into a first oversize fraction comprising particles larger than the first separation size; size reducing at least some of the first oversize fraction; size separating at least some of the size-reduced first oversize fraction into a second undersize fraction comprising particles smaller than the second separation size and into a second oversize fraction comprising particles larger than the second separation size; combining at least some of the first undersize fraction and at least some of the second undersize fraction into a fine fraction; and extracting metal from at least some of the fine fraction. Another method of treating incinerated waste comprises extracting metal by froth flotation from at least some of the incinerated waste. Systems are also disclosed.
||WO||WO/2014/058556 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING, TRADING, AND TRANSPORTING WATER||17.04.2014||
||PCT/US2013/058982||SZYDLOWSKI, Allen||SZYDLOWSKI, Allen|
Methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, conveying, and storing non-salt water are disclosed. More specifically, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing large quantities of water having specific characteristics are provided. Various transport systems are disclosed, including devices and methods for utilizing standard shipping containers on ships, oil tankers, barges, boats, trains, trucks, planes, and other modes of transportation. More particularly, this invention relates to delivering
drinkable water to the water-poor regions of the globe using large bags or membranes in shipping containers, empty cargo holds, or empty oil tankers' cargo holds.
||WO||WO/2014/058312 - DESALINATION OF AQUEOUS MEDIA USING IONIC LIQUIDS||17.04.2014||
||PCT/NL2013/050712||STICHTING WETSUS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGY||PARMENTIER, Dries Gerard Cecile|
The present invention relates to a method for extracting metal and/or metalloid ions from an aqueous medium, comprising the steps of: a) mixing the aqueous medium with an ionic liquid comprising an aliphatic carboxylate anion having at least one unsaturated carbon-carbon bond, or and/or with a cation comprising at least two amino acids; b) transferring the metal and/or metalloid ions from the aqueous medium to the ionic liquid; c) separating the ionic liquid and the aqueous medium; and d) obtaining the metal and/or metalloid ions from the ionic liquid by at least one method selected from electrochemically reducing the metal and/or metalloid ions, crystallization, and precipitation. Further, the present invention relates to the ionic liquids and their use thereof.
||WO||WO/2014/058825 - SELF-CONTAINED, PV-POWERED DOMESTIC TOILET AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM||17.04.2014||
||PCT/US2013/063790||CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||HOFFMANN, Michael, R.|
A wastewater treatment system and method for remediating wastewater and human waste that is self-contained and that has no connection to a municipal wastewater system and no connection to an electrical grid. The domestic toilet and wastewater treatment system can be powered by a photovoltaic panel as a source of electricity. The system includes an electrochemical cell that allows a waste stream to be disinfected in a few hours to a condition where no viable bacterial colonies can be cultured. The system produces a liquid stream that is suitable for system flushing or for uses in which non-potable water is acceptable. The system can generate hydrogen as a product that can be used to generate power. The system can generate nitrate, urea, ammonia and phosphate for use as fertilizer. The disinfected residual organic solids are also completely disinfected for potential use as an organic soil amendment for agriculture.
||WO||WO/2014/057021 - DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A LIQUID ADDITIVE||17.04.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/071133||EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FÜR EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH||MAGUIN, Georges|
A device (1) for providing a liquid additive, having an assembly main body (2) on which is mounted at least one hydraulic component (4) for the operation of the device (1), and having a plug-in plate (3) which is fastened to the assembly main body (2) and on which are mounted at least one electric heater (5) and at least one further electrical component (6) for the operation of the device (1), wherein the electric heater (5) extends from the plug-in plate (3) into a cutout (7) of the assembly main body (2).
||WO||WO/2014/058907 - INTEGRATED HYDROPROCESSING||17.04.2014||
||PCT/US2013/063923||VENTECH ENGINEERS INTERNATIONAL LLC||ARMISTEAD, George|
The present invention relates to a method and system for converting gas to liquids and fractionating crude oil or condensate. Advantageously, it includes hydroprocessing at least a portion of the fractionated product and at least a portion of the Fischer-Tropsch products in the same hydroprocessor. Among other advantages the present invention provides for improved output quality for diesel and/or naphtha, reduced transportation and/or storage
costs, and/or enhanced energy efficiency.
||WO||WO/2014/056965 - PROCESS FOR CONCENTRATING AT LEAST ONE CHEMICAL FROM LIQUID OR GASEOUS MIXTURES USING A MEMBRANE COMPRISING FLUOROPOLYMER AND HYDROPHOBIC SILICA PARTICLES||17.04.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/071014||CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD.||KOCH, Achim|
Process for concentrating at least one chemical from a liquid or gaseous feed mixture comprising the steps (a) contacting a liquid or gaseous feed mixture with a first surface of a composite membrane having two surfaces, wherein said feed mixture comprises - at least one gaseous or liquid diluent and at least one chemical having a vapour pressure in pure form of 0.8 mbar or more at 20 °C, and wherein said composite membrane consists of (i) a matrix of a fluoropolymer in the form of fibrils, wherein said fluoropolymer has a content of tetrafluoroethylene repeating units of at least 90 mol-% relative to the total amount of repeating units, (ii) hydrophobic siliceous particles enmeshed into said matrix, (b) applying reduced pressure to the second surface of the composite membrane which is opposite to the first surface in contact with the feed mixture such that a permeate mixture is obtained on said second surface of the composite membrane, wherein said permeate mixture has a higher content of said at least one organic component than said feed mixture; (c) collecting said permeate mixture.
||WO||WO/2014/056790 - TREATMENT OF FUEL||17.04.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/070673||INNANO AS||HAUGE, Stian|
A method for treatment of fuel and/or of a combustion process comprises the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, or a precursor thereof, in the fuel or the combustion process in order to treat or modify the fuel or the combustion process. The method includes introducing the titanium dioxide nanoparticles, or precursor thereof, into at least one of the fuel, the fuel and/or the air for the combustion process, a combustion apparatus of the combustion process or combustion emissions of the combustion process.
||WO||WO/2014/056048 - WATEWATER REFINERY||17.04.2014||
||PCT/AU2013/001188||GRAINS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION||BATSTONE, Damien|
A wastewater refinery comprising one or more electrodialytic cells with mono-, di-, or multi-valent selective membranes interspersed with one or more concentrate compartments to selectively recovery
ions from wastewater. The wastewater refinery may harvest ions by utilising techniques including ion selective resins and pervaporation. The refinery finds particular application for recovery
of potassium, phosphate and ammonium.