Resources Contact Us Home
Methods of recovering hydrocarbons from hydrocarbonaceous material using a constructed infrastructure having permeable walls and associated systems

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #7967974.

A method of recovering hydrocarbons from hydrocarbonaceous materials can include forming a constructed permeability control infrastructure. This constructed infrastructure defines a substantially encapsulated volume having substantially permeable side walls and a substantially impermeable cap. A comminuted hydrocarbonaceous material can be introduced into the control infrastructure to form a permeable body of hydrocarbonaceous material. The permeable body can be heated sufficient to remove hydrocarbons therefrom without contamination or substantial leaching of materials outside of the impoundment. During heating the hydrocarbonaceous material is substantially stationary as the constructed infrastructure is a fixed structure. Removed hydrocarbons can be collected for further processing, use in the process, and/or use as recovered.

  Recently Added Patents
Method of selectively producing male or female sterile plants
Systems and methods for value-based decision support
Posterior spinal implant system
Apparatus and method for image coding and decoding
Reactor designs for use in ammonothermal growth of group-III nitride crystals
Method for establishing a path, having a certain QOS-class and a related access multiplexer
Circuit and system of using polysilicon diode as program selector for one-time programmable devices
  Randomly Featured Patents
Segmented spine
Underground utility detection system and method employing ground penetrating radar
Method and system for prioritizing tasks made available by devices in a network
Use of a surge arrester as a combined surge arrester and support insulation
Chlorocitric acids
Ink loader for interfacing with solid ink sticks
Suspending and propelling means for toy figures
Communication mode control method, mobile communication system, base station control apparatus, base station, and mobile communication terminal
Method and apparatus for abrasively machining a workpiece
Bypass flow filter with improved filter efficiency and exhaust system and vehicle having the filter