Method for separating emulsions.

Kris Anderson (Inventor), Markus Fanselow (Inventor), John David. Holbrey (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method for breaking an emulsion of an ionic liq. which is a salt that is in the liq. state at a temp. below 1500°, and an oil, comprising the steps of (a) irradiating the emulsion with microwave radiation; (b) sepg. the emulsion into an ionic liq. phase and an oil phase; and (c) recovering at least one of the phases. The microwave radiation may occur in the presence of an addnl. heating source, an electrostatic field, an acoustic field, or a combination thereof. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2006131699A1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2006

Bibliographical note

CAPLUS AN 2006:1312341(Patent)


  • ionic liq emulsion oil sepn


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