Treater for mechanically breaking oil and water emulsions of a production fluid from a petroleum well
Process for treating organics contaminated water
Method for removing water from produced crude oil
Filter media for filter systems
Process for removing water-soluble organics from produced water
Method for treating dispersions of oleophilic liquids and water
Method and apparatus for processing oily wastewater
ApplicationNo. 094795 filed on 06/15/1998
US Classes:210/663, Including diverse separating or treating of liquid210/104, Responsive to material level210/257.1, With storage unit210/664, By distilling or degassing210/694, Utilizing activated carbon210/806Plural separating
ExaminersPrimary: Woo, Jay H.
Assistant: Lawrence, Frank M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB01D 015/00
AbstractThe invention pertains to a system and process for removing contaminants from an oil and gas well bore stream. The system comprises a vessel adapted to receive the stream from the well bore. The system also contains a centrifuge separator for breaking the emulsion of the stream, the centrifuge separator having an input for receiving the output stream from the vessel. A media filter member, which is adapted to receive the stream from the output of the centrifuge separator is also included with the system. The system further contains a carbon adsorption means, adapted to receive the output stream from the media filter, for adsorption of contaminants contained within the output stream. Also included is a level controller switch for measuring the level within the various tanks and generating a signal once a predetermined height is reached. Controller valves may also be provided, with the controller valves being operatively associated with the level controller switch for receiving the signal and opening a valve in order to release the stream to the centrifuge means. Also, the media filter further comprises a closed loop back wash line adapted to the media filter for back washing the media filter, along with a back wash tank and back wash line fluidly connecting the back wash tank to the vessel for recycling.