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Title: Phased Array Approach To Retrieve Gases, Liquids, Or Solids From Subsurface And Subaqueous Geologic Or Man-Made Formations

Abstract

A method of enhancing the remediation of contaminated soils and ground water, production of oil and gas, and production of any solid, gas, and/or liquid from subsurface geologic and man-made formations including the steps of estimating the geometric boundaries of the region containing the material to be recovered, drilling a recovery well(s) into subsurface in a strategic location to recover the material of interest, establishing multiple sources of acoustical power in an array about and spaced-apart from the surface or at various depths below the surface in a borehole(s) and/or well(s), directing a volume of acoustical excitation from the sources into the region containing the material to be recovered, the excitation in the form of either controllable sinusoidal, square, pulsed, or various combinations of these three waveforms, and controlling the phasing, frequency, power, duration, and direction of these waveforms from the sources to increase and control the intensity of acoustical excitation in the region of the material to be recovered to enhance. the recovery of said material from the recovery well(s). The invention will augment any technology affecting the removal of materials from the subsurface.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Long Beach, CA
  2. Huntington Beach, CA
  3. Pleasant Hill, CA
  4. Lakewood, CA
  5. Walnut Creek, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WEISS ASSOC
OSTI Identifier:
879366
Patent Number(s):
5826653
Application Number:
08/691602
Assignee:
Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AR21-94MC30360
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rynne, Timothy M, Spadaro, John F, Iovenitti, Joe L, Dering, John P, and Hill, Donald G. Phased Array Approach To Retrieve Gases, Liquids, Or Solids From Subsurface And Subaqueous Geologic Or Man-Made Formations. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Rynne, Timothy M, Spadaro, John F, Iovenitti, Joe L, Dering, John P, & Hill, Donald G. Phased Array Approach To Retrieve Gases, Liquids, Or Solids From Subsurface And Subaqueous Geologic Or Man-Made Formations. United States.
Rynne, Timothy M, Spadaro, John F, Iovenitti, Joe L, Dering, John P, and Hill, Donald G. Tue . "Phased Array Approach To Retrieve Gases, Liquids, Or Solids From Subsurface And Subaqueous Geologic Or Man-Made Formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879366.
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title = {Phased Array Approach To Retrieve Gases, Liquids, Or Solids From Subsurface And Subaqueous Geologic Or Man-Made Formations},
author = {Rynne, Timothy M and Spadaro, John F and Iovenitti, Joe L and Dering, John P and Hill, Donald G},
abstractNote = {A method of enhancing the remediation of contaminated soils and ground water, production of oil and gas, and production of any solid, gas, and/or liquid from subsurface geologic and man-made formations including the steps of estimating the geometric boundaries of the region containing the material to be recovered, drilling a recovery well(s) into subsurface in a strategic location to recover the material of interest, establishing multiple sources of acoustical power in an array about and spaced-apart from the surface or at various depths below the surface in a borehole(s) and/or well(s), directing a volume of acoustical excitation from the sources into the region containing the material to be recovered, the excitation in the form of either controllable sinusoidal, square, pulsed, or various combinations of these three waveforms, and controlling the phasing, frequency, power, duration, and direction of these waveforms from the sources to increase and control the intensity of acoustical excitation in the region of the material to be recovered to enhance. the recovery of said material from the recovery well(s). The invention will augment any technology affecting the removal of materials from the subsurface.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {10}
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