Double solvent extraction of organic constituents from tar sands

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Publication Type patent
Research Institute Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE)
Author Farcasiu, Malvina; Whitehurst, Darrell Duayne
Title Double solvent extraction of organic constituents from tar sands
Date 1977-09-06
Description Extraction of hydrocarbons from tar sands with a light naphtha/methanol solvent system results in rapid decrepitation of the tar-sand aggregate and separation of organic matter into three phases. Distribution of the extracted and non-extracted organic material is among the phases. The most desirable, non-polar organic materials are recovered from the light naphtha phase; more polar soluble constituents are recovered from the methanol phase; and less desirable asphaltenes separate as a precipitate.
Type Text
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Farcasiu, M., & Whitehurst, D. D. (1977). U.S. Patent No. 4,046,668. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rights Management (c)United States Patent and Trademark Office
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 48,186 bytes
Identifier ir-eua/id/2723
Source DSpace at ICSE
ARK ark:/87278/s6b8877f
Setname ir_eua
Date Created 2013-05-09
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 213882
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b8877f
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