Tuesday June 20, 2017 0 comments
BOULDER -- Clean Chemistry, a chemical technology company, today announced it has been issued three patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that cover formulae, synthesis methods and use of unique oxidant chemistries.
Specifically, the patents for inventions numbered 9,551,076, 9,517,955 and 9,517,956 cover the only known production processes for large scale quantities of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in easy-to-use, liquid formulations, the company said.
“Reactive oxygen species are highly reactive, short-lived forms of oxygen that react quickly with target contaminants leaving benign residuals,” said Dr. Wayne Buschmann, Clean Chemistry CTO and co-founder.
“Providing ROS in a liquid concentrate is a significant market opportunity and these patents cover a range of compositions providing a platform for the next generation of oxidants and disinfectants.”
Marketed under the name PeroxyMAX, one of the chemistries covered under the patents is the safest, most effective solution for the treatment of fresh and produced water for hydraulic fracturing, the company said.
It enables separations in recovered fluids, floating oil and dropping solids and controls bacteria in a more efficient manner than more dangerous and corrosive alternatives on the market like chlorine dioxide.
Additionally, the process’ tunability allows oil and gas companies to handle a wide range of source waters and consistently meet treatment specifications, the company said. Many of the capable treatment options for clean water are inefficient when it comes to the highly contaminated waste water streams considered for re-use with hydraulic fracturing.
“These patents protect our investment in developing economic chlorine alternatives for difficult, industrial problems,” said Damon Waters, Clean Chemistry CEO and co-founder.
“Shrinking budgets in oil and gas haven’t made it easy for the industry to adopt new technologies that lessen the environmental impacts of fracking. Clean Chemistry’s customers have been able to achieve better water with biodegradable chemicals at a lower cost, filling an unmet need in the market.”
Clean Chemistry said it has commercialized ROS technology in upstream oil and gas and continues to grow that market. Clean Chemistry said it is also starting to engage other markets with various challenging water re-use, oxidation and disinfection problems.
The company has an extensive portfolio of additional pending patent applications covering the breadth of opportunity for replacing chlorine products.