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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
210673000 Utilizing gas, water, or chemical oxidizing or reducing agent 13
210675000 Rehabilitating or regenerating in diverse zone or chamber 9
210671000 Of oil sorbent material 9
210674000 Utilizing organic regenerant 7
210678000 Including liquid flow direction change 6
210677000 Using conserved or recirculated fluid 3
20090020478PROCESSES FOR THE REGENERATION OF AN ANION EXCHANGER LOADED WITH HEXACHLOROSTANNATE - Processes comprising: providing an anion exchanger at least partially loaded with hexachlorostannate; and contacting the at least partially loaded anion exchanger with a 1 to 10 wt. % hydrochloric acid solution to regenerate the anion exchanger.01-22-2009
20090071906REGENERATION OF WATER TREATMENT SUBSTRATES - In a method and apparatus for operating and regenerating ion exchange material a wash fluid or elution solution for rinsing the ion exchange material (03-19-2009
20130175221ELECTRICALLY REGENERABLE WATER SOFTENING APPARATUSES AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME - Electrically regenerable water softening apparatuses, and methods of operating the same, include a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; a first electrolyte chamber, a first cation exchange membrane, an ion exchange chamber, a second cation exchange membrane, and a second electrolyte chamber which are interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; an inflow water flow channel configured to introduce inflow water to the ion exchange chamber; a first treated water flow channel configured to discharge treated water softened in the ion exchange chamber; a second treated water flow channel connecting at least one chamber selected from the first electrolyte chamber and the second electrolyte chamber with an ion exchange chamber; and a current applier configured to apply current to the first electrode and the second electrode. The ion exchange chamber is filled with a cation exchanger.07-11-2013
210672000 Fractional, selective, or partial type 2
20110011804BINDERLESS ZEOLITIC ADSORBENTS, METHODS FOR PRODUCING BINDERLESS ZEOLITIC ADSORBENTS, AND PROCESSES FOR ADSORPTIVE SEPARATION OF PARA-XYLENE FROM MIXED XYLENES USING THE BINDERLESS ZEOLITIC ADSORBENTS - Binderless BaKX zeolitic adsorbents, methods for their production, and processes for their use in a liquid phase adsorptive separation process are provided. An adsorbent includes a binder-converted zeolite portion formed from x wt % kaolin clay binder and (100-x) wt % unconverted Zeolite X with a silica:alumina molar ratio of about 2.5. The kaolin clay binder is in the range of about 10 to about 20 wt %. Ba and K occupy cationic exchangeable sites within the adsorbent. K is in the range of about 0.25 to about 0.9% by weight and Ba is greater than about 31.6% by weight of the binderless BaKX zeolitic adsorbent. Cornstarch may be added to the Zeolite X and kaolin clay binder to increase adsorbent macro-porosity and pore volume. Productivity of the adsorbent is improved decreasing process operating costs. The mechanical strength of the adsorbent is also improved.01-20-2011
20120312748Water Softener System and Method - A method for regenerating the ion exchange resin bed of a resin tank for a water treatment system is provided. This method includes supplying a first pulse of regenerate solution into the resin tank to charge a first section of the ion exchange resin bed, and supplying a second pulse of regenerate solution to charge a second section of the ion exchange resin bed.12-13-2012
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20090266765Methods for Recharging Nanoparticle-Treated Beds - Nanoparticle-treated particle packs, such as sand beds, may effectively filter and purify liquids such as waste water. Proppant beds treated with nanoparticles may fixate or reduce fines migration therethrough. When tiny contaminant particles or fines in these fluids flow through the nanoparticle-treated bed or pack, the nanoparticles will capture and hold the tiny contaminant or fines particles within the pack due to the nanoparticles' surface forces, including, but not necessarily limited to van der Waals and electrostatic forces. Nanoparticle-treated beds or packs may be recharged by contacting the bed with an inorganic acid (but not hydrofluoric acid) or an organic acid, and optionally followed by subsequent treatment with hydrofluoric acid. This treating substantially removes the nanoparticles and the fine particulates that have been removed from a fluid (e.g. wastewater being treated, produced fluids in a formation, etc.). The particle pack may then be re-treated or recharged with nanoparticles.10-29-2009
20100108610Method for Treating a Diamine Absorbent Stream - A diamine absorbent that contains heat stable salts is regenerated using an ion exchange process wherein the concentration of heat stable salts in the feed stream provided to the cation exchange unit is limited.05-06-2010
20120261346Raw water hardness determination in a water treatment system via the conductivity of soft or blended water - A method of operating a water treatment system (10-18-2012
20110011803SORBENT FIBER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - The various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to sorbent fiber compositions. More particularly, various embodiments of the present invention are directed towards sorbent fibers for pressure swing and temperature swing adsorption processes. Various embodiments of the present invention comprise a sorbent composition, comprising a fiber comprising a plurality of tortuous pathways; and a sorbent material, wherein the sorbent material is in fluid communication with at least a portion of the plurality of tortuous pathways. Aspects of the present invention comprise compositions, devices and methods of using sorbent fiber compositions.01-20-2011
20120234765METHOD OF TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER AND RECOVERY OF IMPORTANT DIVALENT CATIONS - Provided herein are systems and methods for use in wastewater treatment. In some examples, the systems and methods involve different combinations of ion exchange and membrane based systems and processes that can be used to remove radium and recover and purify barium and strontium salts to render the wastewater depleted of those regulated toxic metals. Treated wastewater having less than 12000 pCi/L of any of radium, barium or strontium is then subjected to tertiary treatment where it is subjected to processes in an evaporator/crystallizer which drives out water in the form of vapor, leaving behind salts of innocuous metals such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium, among others. In some examples, water vapor from the processes is condensed to produce water suitable for reuse, such as reuse in the hydro-fracturing process.09-20-2012
20110278230PROCESS FOR IN-SITU CLEANING OF DRINKING WATER FILTRATION MEDIA - The present invention provides a process to clean water filtration media in a filtration bed. The process includes applying a granular cleaner to the water filtration media and applying an activator to the water filtration media. This causes a chemical reaction between the granular cleaner, activator and water filtration media resulting in the cleaning of the water filtration media. The residual granular cleaner and activator, along with suspended and dissolved contamination from the water filtration media, are removed by rinsing with water.11-17-2011
20110297617SEPARATOR AND METHOD - A separator includes a separation arrangement having a roller; and a belt disposed about the roller. Feed material introduced to the separator such as tar sand, is separated into sand and oil so that discharge from the separator will be substantially separate material streams of sand and oil. A method and system are included.12-08-2011
20110284470METHOD FOR REGENERATING FILTER - [PROBLEM] There is provided a method for regenerating a filter, by which deterioration of the color tone of purified acrylic acid can be prevented.11-24-2011
20080203030Method of Extracting Organic Chemicals from Water or Air Using Polar Polyurethane as a Solid Extraction Medium - A method of extracting sparingly soluble organic contaminants from a water or gas stream is provided. Contaminants are removed from a contaminant stream by passing the stream through hydrophilic polyurethane or a composite comprising an open cell hydrophobic polyurethane foam having a plurality of surfaces defining a plurality of pores which have disposed thereon a coating of a substantially open cell hydrophilic polyurethane foam. The hydrophilic polyurethane or composite may then be regenerated when saturated with contaminant.08-28-2008
20110147315METHOD OF WATER DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT - A method of water discharge management in a water processing system is provided. The method includes providing a supply of a first solution, providing a supply of a second solution, and selectively supplying the first solution to a water processing system and the second solution to the water processing system. The method further includes controllably and selectively directing discharge water formed in the water processing system through a first multi-way valve to a waste outlet during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a first selected criteria, and to a second multi-way valve during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a second selected criteria. The method also includes controllably and selectively directing the discharge water through the second multi-way valve to a first storage container connected to the second multi-way valve during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a third selected criteria, and to a third multi-way valve during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a fourth selected criteria. In addition, the method includes controllably and selectively directing the discharge water through the third multi-way valve to a second storage container during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a fifth selected criteria, and the discharge water as a solution to the supply of first solution during a period in which the discharge water satisfies a sixth selected criteria.06-23-2011
20130098840Porous Composite Media for Removing Phosphorus from Water - Disclosed are nano-engineered porous ceramic composite filtration media for removal of phosphorous contaminates from wastewater and other water or liquid sources. Such porous ceramic media has high surface area and an interconnecting hierarchical pore structure containing nano-iron oxide/oxyhydroxide compounds, as well as other nano materials, surfactants, ligands or other compounds appropriate for removing higher amounts of phosphorous or phosphorous compounds. The composite media can be modified with nano-phased materials grown on the high surface area and addition of other compounds, contains hierarchical, interconnected porosity ranging from nanometer to millimeter in size that provides high permeability substrate especially suited for removal of contaminants at the interface of the water or other fluids and the nanomaterial or surfactants residing on the surfaces of the porous structure.04-25-2013
20090289012SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING USING NANOCERAMICS - Systems and methods are disclosed that promote the remediation of contaminated materials that are produced during industrial processes. These systems and methods include heating a material, transferring heat from the material to an industrial process. During this transfer, contaminants may be introduced into the material. These methods may remove the contaminant by treating the material with a surface modified nanoceramic through nanofiltration and/or active sites adsorption/reaction. The surface modified nanoceramic may remove at least part of the contaminant in the material. No cooling required prior to removing the contaminant from the material, which can lead to great energy saving and pollution reduction.11-26-2009
20130118986High Capacity Oxoanion Chelating Media From Hyperbranched Macromolecules - A resin is provided for selectively binding to certain anions in aqueous solution. The beads are prepared by cross-linking macromolecules such as hyperbranched PEI, and functionalizing with groups containing vicinal diol moieties.05-16-2013
20100140178BLENDED SALT COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USING - Novel water softening compositions and methods of treating hard water are provided. The compositions comprise a blend of sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The compositions are useful for regenerating ion exchange material in a water softening system and providing softened water containing both sodium and potassium ions.06-10-2010
20090057230Method and system for removing inpurities from a urea solution - A method of removing impurities from a urea solution comprising contacting the aqueous solution with an ion exchange resin and adsorbing the impurities from the urea solution, and the system therefore.03-05-2009
20100200509METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION - The invention provides pipette tip extraction columns for the purification of a DNA vector from un-clarified cell lysate containing cell debris as well as methods for making and using such columns. The columns typically include a bed of extraction media positioned in the pipette tip column, above a bottom frit and with an optional top frit.08-12-2010
20090255875IMPROVEMENTS IN REGENERATION OF SULFUR SORBENTS - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a fuel filter, system, and method for reduction, manipulation and/or distribution of sulfur containing compounds in a fuel stream of an internal combustion engine. In one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a method of removing sulfur containing compounds from a fuel stream of an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes removing sulfur containing compounds from a fuel stream by passing fuel through a fuel filter capable of removing sulfur containing compounds. The method also includes storing the sulfur containing compounds in the fuel filter and releasing portions of the stored sulfur containing compounds into the fuel stream at predetermined intervals of a regeneration cycle of an emission control device.10-15-2009
20100147768RENEWABLE SORBENT MATERIAL AND METHOD OF USE - Sorbent materials include a support, a base material comprising a first compound covalently bound to the support, and an active material reversibly bound to the base material, wherein the active material comprises a second compound with at least one functional group selected for binding a target species. The active material with the bound target species can be removed by washing the sorbent material with a solvent in which the second compound is soluble. The sorbent material can be regenerated by reversibly binding one or more second compounds having a selected functional group to the washed base material.06-17-2010
20100147767Method for purifying waste saline waters without reagent waste - Waste saline waters are purified by contacting with a cation exchange resin in hydrogen form, then with a WBA resin and, if desired, with a SBA resin. The cation exchange resin is regenerated with a strong acid reagent. The WBA resin is regenerated with ammonium hydroxide reagent. The SBA resin is regenerated with an alkali metal hydroxide. The residual reagent values in the spent regenerants are applied to the soil as amendments, fertilizer, for pH control, wind erosion control, deicing roadways and in Enhanced Oil Recovery.06-17-2010
20100224565MULTIPLE BED TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED ADSORPTION - The systems and processes disclosed herein relate generally to multi bed temperature controlled adsorption for use in the recovery of sorbates that are removed from process streams by adsorption. Multi bed temperature controlled adsorber systems can include three or more temperature controlled adosrbers that operate in parallel. Each temperature controlled adsorber through a series of steps including an adsorption step, a first bed to bed interchange, a regeneration step, and a second bed to bed interchange.09-09-2010
20100237019PROCESS FOR SEPARATING A CHARGED SPECIES FROM AN AQUEOUS SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a process for separating a charged species from an aqueous system, wherein the process comprises the following steps: (a) a first aqueous system comprising the charged species is contacted at a first temperature with an ampholytic polymeric 5 system comprising cationic and anionic domains, wherein the charged species is bonded to the ampholytic polymeric system; and (b) the ampholytic polymeric system is contacted with a second aqueous system at a second temperature, wherein the charged species is released to the second aqueous system, wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature and wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature and wherein the second 10 temperature is less than 60° C.09-23-2010
20100252505HIGH EFFICIENCY ION EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR REMOVING ARSENIC CONTAMINANTS FROM WATER - The disclosed invention is a fixed bed ion exchange water purification system. It employs a combination of electronically controlled process steps and specific systems configurations to duplicate the effects of moving resin beds from one operating position to another as is required in moving bed ion exchange water purification systems. The invention combines features of single fixed bed ion exchange systems with those of a moving bed system. The invention applies to the treatment of water having typical industrial and drinking water concentrations of various ions.10-07-2010
20120241384Reduction in Flushing Volume in an Adsorptive Separation System - A process for separating a product from a multicomponent feedstream to an adsorption apparatus or system is described. The apparatus or system may comprise a moving-bed or a simulated moving-bed adsorption means. The product comprises at least one organic compound, such as an aryl compound with alkyl substitutes. In embodiments the conduits used to supply the feedstream to the apparatus or system are flushed with media of multiple grades. The improvement is a more efficient use of the desorbent. In embodiments the process achieves improvements in one or more of efficiency of adsorption separation, capacity of adsorption apparatus systems, and purity of product attainable by adsorption process.09-27-2012
20120241383REGENERABLE FILTER UNIT FOR REMOVING METAL, REGENERABLE FILTER SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF OPERATING REGENERABLE FILTER SYSTEM - A filter unit may include a water permeable first electrode, a second electrode arranged so as to be spaced apart from and opposite to the first electrode, and a non-water permeable separator that is positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode may include a metal adsorbent (metal-adsorbing material) and thus may adsorb a metal included in the water. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode may induce a water hydrolysis reaction to produce H09-27-2012
20120138538Rechargeable Surface Active Porous Media For Removal of Organic Materials From Aqueous Fluids - Organic material may be removed from a fluid, such as an aqueous fluid, by contacting the fluid with a surface active porous medium. The surface active porous medium includes a bed of substrate particles (e.g. sand), at least a partial coating of nanoparticles on the substrate bed, and a plurality of absorbing particles fixated on the nanoparticles. The absorbing particles may include, but are not necessarily limited to, coal fines, activated carbon, activated charcoal, activated coal and combinations thereof. The surface active porous medium may be regenerated by contacting the surface active porous medium with an acid solution to substantially remove the organic materials therefrom.06-07-2012
20100300976APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING REGENERATIVE WATER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING REGENERATIVE WATER USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method of producing regenerative water. The apparatus includes a main body, a basket, a regenerative substance block and an on/off valve. The main body has a water inlet port through which raw water is supplied into the main body, a water outlet port through which regenerative water is discharged out of the main body, and a drain port which drains an excess of raw water or regenerative water. The basket is provided in the main body. The regenerative substance block is contained in the basket and dissolved by the raw water. The on/off valve is provided on the water outlet port. The raw water dissolves the regenerative substance block for a predetermined duration. When the on/off valve is opened, the produced regenerative water is supplied through the water outlet port into a soft water tank.12-02-2010
20100300977OPERATIONS OF SELENIUM REMOVAL SORBENT BEDS - Methods and apparatus relate to removing selenium from a fluid. The fluid includes non-selenium constituents that are insoluble at a pH in which the fluid is passed through a sorbent bed in order to remove the selenium. Fouling of the sorbent bed can thereby result due to accumulation of the non-selenium constituents, which are precipitated solid materials. Intermittent washing of the sorbent bed with a heated and alkaline wash dissolves and removes the non-selenium constituents to maintain efficient operation and sustain selenium removal performance.12-02-2010
20110100921Device for Separating Particles in and from Liquids and Use of Said Device in Biotechnology, Biological Research, Diagnostics and the Treatment of Diseases - The separation of particles in or from liquids is a necessary method in many procedures in biotechnology, biological research, diagnostic, and treatment of diseases. Commonly, methods are used which are based on differences in density (sedimentation) or size (filtration) of the particles.05-05-2011
20080245739TREATMENT METHOD OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INCLUDED IN WASTE WATER, A TREATMENT APPARATUS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INCLUDED IN WASTE WATER, A TREATMENT SYSTEM OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS INCLUDED IN WASTE WATER, AND A BITUMEN COLLECTING SYSTEM - A treatment method of organic compounds included in waste water, comprising the steps of:10-09-2008
20110259829METHOD FOR REMOVING BORON IN WATER TREATMENT - The invention relates to a process for reducing boron levels in water comprising the steps of passing the water with boron through an inlet manifold, adding basic or alkaline additives, treating the water from the previous step with clays, removing the water from the previous step through an outlet manifold and washing the clays.10-27-2011
20110147314WATER DESALINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A desalination apparatus is disclosed which uses a salt sponge unit to remove a majority of salt from water. A parallel plate capacitor can be connected after the salt sponge to remove remaining salt ions. The salt sponge is a nanoporous, high surface area carbon scaffold to which crown ethers are attached. A power supply is connected to the salt sponges for applying a bias voltage to regenerate the salt sponges. A chlorine treatment unit can be connected after the parallel plate capacitor. A method of purifying sea water using the apparatus also is disclosed.06-23-2011
20110006010Interlayer Ion Replacing Method for Hydrotalcite-Like Substance, Regenerating Method, and Interlayer Ion Replacing Apparatus - There are provided an interlayer ion replacing method and an interlayer ion replacing apparatus which can efficiently replace the interlayer negative ions of hydrotalcite-like substances. The amount of positive ions which chemically-react with at least one of the interlayer negative ions or substituent negative ions is adjusted to facilitate desorption of the interlayer negative ions adsorbed by the hydrotalcite-like substances or to make the substituent negative ions easily adsorbed by the hydrotalcite-like substances, and the interlayer negative ions are replaced with the substituent negative ions.01-13-2011
20120125855METHOD FOR TREATING LIQUID CONTAINING PERCHLORATE ION - The present invention provides a novel and practical method for treating a perchlorate ion-containing liquid. The perchlorate ion-containing liquid is brought into contact with a weak base anion exchange resin, so that perchlorate ions are adsorbed to the weak base anion exchange resin, and then an acid is brought into contact with the resin, so as to remove the perchlorate ions from the weak base anion exchange resin to which the perchlorate ions are adsorbed. This makes it possible to repeatedly use the weak base anion exchange resin.05-24-2012
20110180483FILTRATION METHOD, METHOD FOR PURIFYING POLISHING COMPOSITION USING IT, METHOD FOR REGENERATING FILTER TO BE USED FOR FILTRATION, AND FILTER REGENERATING APPARATUS - According to the present invention, a filtration method capable of prolonging the life of a filter and regenerating it without impairing the efficiency can be provided. Further, a filter regenerating method and a regenerating apparatus, for efficiently regenerating a filter, are provided. The filtration method of the present invention is a method of subjecting a liquid to filtration by using a resin media filter, wherein ultrasonic waves at a frequency of at least 30 kHz are applied to the filter while the filtration is carried out, during the temporary stop of the filtration or after completion of the filtration. Efficient purification is possible by subjecting a polishing composition to filtration by such a filtration method. Further, the filter regenerating method of the present invention comprises applying ultrasonic waves at a frequency of at least 30 kHz to a used resin filter.07-28-2011
20110174739LITHIUM RECOVERY DEVICE USING SEPARATOR RESERVOIR, LITHIUM RECOVERY METHOD AND LITHIUM ADSORPTION/DESORPTION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a lithium recovery device comprising a separator reservoir and manganese oxide, a lithium recovery method using the same, and a lithium adsorption/desorption system. The separator reservoir includes a vacant space therein and an outer wall made of a polymer or a membrane of other useful materials. The manganese oxide is contained, as an adsorbent, in the vacant space inside the separator reservoir. The lithium adsorption/desorption system enables lithium recovery through adsorption and desorption of lithium dissolved in seawater using a lithium adsorbent prepared with the manganese oxide in one system, wherein the manganese oxide can be used as a lithium adsorbent with high lithium selectivity. The invention uses a separator reservoir including an outer wall made of a porous polymer or a membrane of other useful materials. As a result, the invention can be directly applied to seawater by enabling free movement of the solution, especially seawater, without additional pressure from the outside. The invention ensures strong stability in seawater and the acidic solution using a polymer with high chemical resistance and mechanical strength, or other useful materials. Therefore, the invention can be widely used in technical fields requiring lithium recovery.07-21-2011
20100326920CARBON RETENTION SCREEN WITH VARIABLE DISCHARGE HEAD - A carbon adsorption vessel for use in a CIP (carbon in pulp) or CIL (carbon in leach) process may be constructed. A slurry is obtained having dissolved (leached) precious metals. The slurry is brought into contact with carbon particles and is passed through a retention screen in the vessel. The dissolved precious metals adhere onto the carbon particles. An air lift pump provides the pressure differential necessary to drive the slurry through the retention screen, wherein the carbon particles are retained by the retention screen and the slurry passes through the retention screen. After passing through the retention screen, the slurry is received in to a receiving vessel that may be situated at, below or above the level of source vessel.12-30-2010
20120298586ALPHA-PARTICLE EMITTER REMOVAL - Methods of purifying acidic metal solutions by removing at least a portion of alpha-particle emitting materials are provided. The purified metal solutions are useful in a variety of applications requiring low levels of alpha-particle emission.11-29-2012
20130008855IMPREGNATED CARBON FOR WATER TREATMENT - A method for treating aqueous solutions, wherein a filtrate material is manufactured to have a polymer with ion exchange properties adhered to the surface or impregnated within a porous, granular particle such that the resultant structure does not result in any agglomeration or binding of the granular particles, thereby retaining the maximum surface area of the particle for reacting with metal impurities in solution. A filtrate material comprised of a porous granulated particle and an ion exchange polymer. A method of treating aqueous solutions by passing an aqueous solution through the filtrate material to remove metal impurities in the solution. A method of regenerating the filtrate material that is saturated with metal impurities.01-10-2013
20130168319TREATMENT OF WASTE WATER CONTAINING FLUORINATED ACIDS OR THE SALTS THEREOF - The invention relates to a method of separating off fluorinated acids, in particular perfluorocarboxylic acids and perfluorosulphonic acids or salts thereof, from dilute aqueous solutions with the help of anion exchangers.07-04-2013
20130175220TITANIUM DIOXIDE-BASED HYBRID ION-EXCHANGE MEDIA - A titanium dioxide-based hybrid ion-exchange media including anatase titanium dioxide nanoparticles supported by an ion-exchange resin for removing strong acid ions and oxo-anions from water. The titanium dioxide-based hybrid ion-exchange media is prepared in situ by combining ion-exchange media with a TiO07-11-2013
20130134098WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES FOR NORM REMOVAL - Methods for treating water to remove radium include contacting the water with a magnetic adsorbent comprising manganese oxide(s), and applying a magnetic field to separate the magnetic adsorbent from the water, whereby radium is removed from the water. The methods may additionally include regenerating the magnetic adsorbent, and contacting the water with regenerated magnetic adsorbent. Alternately, calcium and/or strontium may be precipitated as carbonate salts from lime-treated water containing radium and barium without precipitating a significant fraction of the barium or radium; and removing radium from calcium- and strontium-free water by precipitating the barium and radium as carbonate salts. The barium- and radium carbonate precipitate may be redissolved in hydrochloric acid and disposed of by deep-well injection.05-30-2013
20130134099STEAM PURIFICATION - This invention relates to an improved process for producing weakly acidic cation exchange resins, in particular the purification of weakly acidic cation exchange resins derived from crosslinked poly(acrylonitrile) and also the use of steam for reducing the leaching of weakly acidic cation exchangers and finally a process for increasing the performance of water treatment systems, preferably of tap water treatment systems, using the weakly acidic cation exchangers produced according to the invention.05-30-2013
20110272360METHOD FOR OPERATING ION EXCHANGE EQUIPMENT, AND ION EXCHANGE EQUIPMENT - A regeneration process in the operating method of the invention includes a first regeneration process, and a second regeneration process after the end of the first regeneration process. In the first regeneration process, a regenerant (11-10-2011
20120085708Mesoporous Activated Carbon and Methods of Producing Same - Mesoporous activated carbon is disclosed. In at least some embodiments, virgin activated carbon to be processed may be coconut shell-based. The enhanced activated carbon may have a mesopore structure of at least about 10%. The enhanced activated carbon may be produced through a calcium-catalyzed activation process. A chelator may also be used. Catalyzed thermal activation may be carried out until a desired mass loss is achieved.04-12-2012

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