Ambient froth flotation process for the recovery of bitumen from tar sand

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Publication Type patent
Research Institute Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE)
Author Smith, Scott L.
Title Ambient froth flotation process for the recovery of bitumen from tar sand
Date 1984-01-10
Description A method for upgrading the bitumen content of tar sands, wherein a raw tar sand slurry admixture of tar sands, water, collectors, and dispersing/wetting agents is milled; conditioned and then separated by a series of froth flotations at ambient temperatures from about C. to about C. to recover a concentrated bitumen tar sand product which may be processed by conventional means to recover oil from the bitumen. Enhanced recovery of bitumen may be accomplished by moderate heating in one or more of the flotation zones to about C. The method permits recovery and recycle of various components used in processing of the tar sand.
Type Text
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Subject Patent; Bitumen; Tar sand; Admixing raw tar sand; Tar sand slurry; Milling; Froth flotations; Ambient temperatures; Concentrated bitumen tar sand product; Oil; Recycle and recovery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Smith, S. L. (1984). U.S. Patent No. 4,425,227. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rights Management (c)United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Source DSpace at ICSE
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Date Created 2013-05-09
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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