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Title: Membrane separation of hydrocarbons

Abstract

Mixtures of heavy oils and light hydrocarbons may be separated by passing the mixture over a polymeric membrane which comprises a polymer capable of maintaining its integrity in the presence of hydrocarbon compounds at temperature ranging from about ambient to about 100.degree. C. and pressures ranging from about 50 to about 1000 psi. The membranes which possess pore sizes ranging from about 10 to about 500 Angstroms are cast from a solvent solution and recovered.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Highland Park, IL
  2. Hoffman Estates, IL
  3. Des Plaines, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UOP INC
OSTI Identifier:
866016
Patent Number(s):
4617126
Assignee:
UOP Inc. (Des Plaines, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-82ID12422
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
membrane; separation; hydrocarbons; mixtures; heavy; oils; light; separated; passing; mixture; polymeric; comprises; polymer; capable; maintaining; integrity; presence; hydrocarbon; compounds; temperature; ranging; ambient; 100; degree; pressures; 50; 1000; psi; membranes; possess; pore; sizes; 10; 500; angstroms; cast; solvent; solution; recovered; temperature ranging; light hydrocarbon; pore size; membrane separation; pore sizes; hydrocarbon compounds; light hydrocarbons; carbon compound; polymer capable; pressures ranging; sizes ranging; solvent solution; heavy oils; hydrocarbon compound; heavy oil; polymeric membrane; carbon compounds; /210/264/

Citation Formats

Funk, Edward W, Kulkarni, Sudhir S, and Chang, Y Alice. Membrane separation of hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Funk, Edward W, Kulkarni, Sudhir S, & Chang, Y Alice. Membrane separation of hydrocarbons. United States.
Funk, Edward W, Kulkarni, Sudhir S, and Chang, Y Alice. Wed . "Membrane separation of hydrocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866016.
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title = {Membrane separation of hydrocarbons},
author = {Funk, Edward W and Kulkarni, Sudhir S and Chang, Y Alice},
abstractNote = {Mixtures of heavy oils and light hydrocarbons may be separated by passing the mixture over a polymeric membrane which comprises a polymer capable of maintaining its integrity in the presence of hydrocarbon compounds at temperature ranging from about ambient to about 100.degree. C. and pressures ranging from about 50 to about 1000 psi. The membranes which possess pore sizes ranging from about 10 to about 500 Angstroms are cast from a solvent solution and recovered.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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