|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||044/301; 516/020; 516/038; 208/022; 208/029|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 2 인용 특허 : 331|
A method for enabling the use of heavy oil residuum by conversion to a useful product. The method, in one embodiment, involves the use of a heavy oil residuum which is substantially non flowable. The viscosity of the residuum is reduced by heat or a combination of heat and a diluent and subsequently mixed with water such that the mixing is high shear mixing. This results in the formation of an emulsion of predispersed residuum in an aqueous matrix. The emulsion is formed such that the aqueous matrix is in a size distribution suitable for use as a combust...
We claim: 1. A method for converting heavy oil liquid residuum to a combustible fuel, comprising the steps of: a) providing a source of heavy oil liquid residuum having a viscosity such that said residuum is substantially non flowable; b) applying pressure for the following steps; c) reducing said viscosity of said residuum by preheating in a temperature range sufficient to facilitate flow without thermally degrading said residuum; d) providing a mixing means; e) providing water; f) mixing said water and reduced viscosity residuum from the step of reduc...