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1. US20110163017 - Wastewater treatment method and apparatus

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United States of America
Application Number 13046410
Application Date 11.03.2011
Publication Number 20110163017
Publication Date 07.07.2011
Grant Number 08882997
Grant Date 11.11.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B01D 61/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis or ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
B01D 63/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
63Apparatus in general for separation processes using semi-permeable membranes
B01D 63/06
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
63Apparatus in general for separation processes using semi-permeable membranes
06Tubular membrane modules
B01D 65/08
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
65Accessories or auxiliary operations, in general, for separation processes or apparatus using semi-permeable membranes
08Prevention of membrane fouling or of concentration polarisation
C02F 1/44
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
1Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage
44by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis
C02F 9/00
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
9Multistep treatment of water, waste water or sewage
CPC
B01D 17/0202
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
17Separation of liquids, not provided for elsewhere, e.g. by thermal diffusion
02Separation of non-miscible liquids
0202by ab- or adsorption
B01D 17/085
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
17Separation of liquids, not provided for elsewhere, e.g. by thermal diffusion
08Thickening liquid suspensions by filtration
085with membranes
B01D 61/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis, ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
B01D 61/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis, ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
B01D 61/142
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis, ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
142comprising multiple ultrafiltration or microfiltration steps
B01D 61/147
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis, ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
147Microfiltration
Applicants Johnson Raymond Ford
Tervita Corporation
Inventors Johnson Raymond Ford
Agents Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Cox Craig J.
Title
(EN) Wastewater treatment method and apparatus
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for separating particles and dissolved matter from a produced water fluid stream. Specifically, the present invention includes a first pressure source which transports untreated produced water or contaminated aqueous fluid into a separator annulus with a filter element disposed therein. The untreated fluid is placed under appropriate pressure sufficient to produce turbulent flow, increased particle kinetics and/or cavitation allowing the desired fluid to penetrate and pass into and through the, filter media. The treated fluid is then transported to a collection tank. The contaminant matter retained by the filter media may be removed by the nearly instantaneous reverse pressurization of the separator annulus by a second pressure source thereby removing the contaminant particles away from contact with the filter media, and which may then be transported to a waste collection tank or a separator for further treatment.

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