Method and appratus for extracting tar sand

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Publication Type patent
Research Institute Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE)
Author Gikis, Benjamin J.; Jones, Abner Y.; Elbrecht, Rudolph
Title Method and appratus for extracting tar sand
Date 1983-11-22
Description Method and apparatus for separating coarse sand particles from fine sand particles in a slurry of sand and a solution such as results from the solvent extraction of tar sand, such method comprising causing flow of such slurry in a generally horizontal direction and then causing upward flow at a rate such that coarse particles settle out and fine particles move upwardly to a slurry outlet. The apparatus preferably comprises a tubular duct for downward flow, bottom openings in the duct for outward flow, a lower receptacle for coarse particles and an annular space surrounding the duct for upward flow of slurry of solution and fine sand particles.
Type Text
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Subject tar sand extraction; extraction method; patent; tar sand; extraction apparatus
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gikis, B. J., Jones, A. Y., & Elbrecht, R. (1983). Method and appratus for extracting tar sand. United States Patent and Trademark Office. United States Patent 4,416,764.
Relation Has Part United States Patent 4,416,764
Rights Management (c)United States Patent and Trademark Office
Format Medium application/pdf
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Identifier ir-eua/id/3050
Source DSpace at ICSE
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Date Created 2013-05-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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