US 9,808,739 B2
Distillation solids removal system and method
Roger Fincher, Conroe, TX (US); and Dan Owen, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Assigned to 212 WATER SERVICES, LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)
Appl. No. 14/239,412
Filed by Roger Fincher, Conroe, TX (US); and Dan Owen, Salt Lake City, UT (US)
PCT Filed Aug. 16, 2012, PCT No. PCT/US2012/051082
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Feb. 24, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/025875, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 21, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/524,860, filed on Aug. 18, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0224640 A1, Aug. 14, 2014
Int. Cl. B01D 3/00 (2006.01); B01D 17/02 (2006.01); B01D 17/04 (2006.01); B01D 21/26 (2006.01)
CPC B01D 3/00 (2013.01) [B01D 3/007 (2013.01); B01D 17/0217 (2013.01); B01D 17/041 (2013.01); B01D 21/262 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for processing a liquid and a vapor contained in a containment vessel comprising the steps of transporting a liquid phase effluent stream out of the containment vessel;
(ii) separating the liquid phase effluent stream into a first liquid stream and a second liquid stream at an elevated temperature and pressure above the ambient temperature and pressure;
(iii) exchanging heat between at least a portion of the second liquid stream and a vapor stream from the containment vessel;
(iv) circulating the at least portion of the second liquid stream to the containment vessel;
(v) separating all of the first liquid stream into two liquid phase streams, a light liquid phase stream and a heavy liquid phase stream, while maintaining the light liquid phase stream and the heavy liquid phase stream at the elevated temperature and pressure above the ambient temperature and pressure, wherein the density of the heavy liquid phase stream is higher than the density of the light liquid phase stream;
(vi) removing the heavy liquid phase stream; and
(vii) circulating the light liquid phase stream to combine with the liquid effluent stream or to the containment vessel.