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Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-09-09

The integrated reverse osmosis/pressure retarded osmosis system includes a first housing configured for pretreating feed brine, a second housing, a third housing configured for pretreatment of seawater, a first splitter positioned in communicating relation with the third housing, a first pump positioned in communicating relation with the first splitter, a fourth housing positioned in communicating relation with the first pump, a mixer positioned in communicating relation with the second housing and the first splitter, a first energy recovery system positioned in communicating relation with the second housing, a second energy recovery system positioned in communicating relation with the fourth housing, and a generator. The fourth housing configured for receiving pressurized seawater and producing desalinated product water by reverse osmosis. The second housing configured to receive feed brine from an oil production waste stream and decrease the salinity of the feed brine by pressure retarded osmosis.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-03-16

The gelling agent for water shut-off in oil and gas wells is a composition that forms a gel to reduce or eliminate the flow of water in a gas or oil well. The composition is formed by mixing polyvinyl alcohol, a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer, or mixtures thereof with an amino-aldehyde oligomer, such as urea formaldehyde or melamine formaldehyde, with or without a cross-linker. The polymer composition can be used to minimize or completely shut off excess water production with insignificant reduction in hydrocarbon productivity.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-03-16

The gelling agent for water shut-off in oil and gas wells is a composition that forms a gel to reduce or eliminate the flow of water in a gas or oil well. The composition is formed by mixing polyvinyl alcohol, a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer, or mixtures thereof with an amino-aldehyde oligomer, such as urea formaldehyde or melamine formaldehyde, with or without a cross-linker. The polymer composition can be used to minimize or completely shut off excess water production with insignificant reduction in hydrocarbon productivity.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2014-09-17

An anesthetic and therapeutic composition for use in aquaculture includes an essential oil preferably thyme oil that is mixed with ethanol in an amount of one part essential oil preferably thyme oil to five parts ethanol. The essential oil ethanol mixture is then dispersed in water preferably seawater to provide 10 to 60 ppm of essential oil. The oxygen in the composition is between about 5.00 and 6.5 mg/L and in a preferred embodiment is enhanced by an agar stabilizer. The invention also contemplates treating fish such as sheam and sobaity and shrimp and seahorse to reduce stress and maintain a temperature of about 20-27 C.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2014-08-20

The floating breakwater includes various different embodiments, as can have an anchored or moored float. The float is desirably in the geometric form of a generally rectangular solid configuration, but can include other forms. One or more baffles or skirt walls extend from the bottom surface of the float, thereby attenuating subsurface wave action to a greater depth than the bottom of the float. Each of the baffles or skirt walls desirably includes a thin, flat, monolithic plate member for enhancing hydrodynamic resistance. The one or more baffles or skirt walls can be continuous and unbroken, or can have a plurality of apertures therethrough. When three or more baffles or skirt walls are provided they can be evenly spaced, or the spacing therebetween can vary. When two or more baffles or skirt walls are provided they can have equal depths, or their depths can differ from one another.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2014-08-20

The process using multiple waste streams to manufacture synthetic lightweight aggregate includes providing a mixture of aggregate wash and at least one of another waste stream, such as waste lube oil or sewage sludge. The mixture is formed into pellets and subjected to various firing stages and temperatures in which the calcination and subsequent bloating occurs. The mixture can also be added to natural clays to form corresponding pellets. The bloating promotes formation of porous cavities, and once cooled, the pellets form lightweight, low density synthetic aggregates suitable for use as building materials, thermal insulators, and the like.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-03-25

The planchet holder for electrodeposition of materials includes a container cover configured to securely fit over the mouth of a beaker. An elongate suspension post passes through a through-hole in the cover a predetermined distance, and a holder assembly is coupled to the suspension post to be suspended within the beaker at a select height from the bottom of the beaker. A planchet receptacle extends axially from a body of the holder assembly, and a substrate recess is formed at a distal end of the planchet receptacle for selective placement of a planchet. An endcap is secured onto the planchet receptacle to securely capture the planchet, and a port in the endcap exposes one face of the planchet for electrodeposition of a material. The planchet holder holds the planchet stationary within the beaker and exposes only one face for electrodeposition and subsequent analysis, thereby reducing time and costs.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-04-15

The nanocomposite mixed-matrix membrane is a nanocomposite made from a nanofiller of Halloysite nanotubes or polypropylene-grafted maleic anhydride nano-layered silica dispersed or embedded in a hydrophobic polymer matrix. The Halloysite nanotubes are a 1:1 layered alumino-silicate clay having the chemical formula Al_(2)O_(3)Si_(2)O_(4)4(H_(2)O)) formed into multi-layered hollow cylinders having walls that are formed from alternating layers of alumina and silica. The membrane is formed by extrusion of the nanocomposite with stretching over rollers during the extrusion, followed by annealing, cold stretching at room temperature, and hot stretching. The resulting membrane is macroporous and can be used as a membrane distillation (MD) membrane for seawater and brackish water desalination.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2014-12-02

A system for measuring glass transition temperature of a polymer can include a cell having a closed bottom and a peripheral wall extending from the bottom, a sample holder having a first supporting pin and a second supporting pin spaced apart from the first supporting pin, a loading probe in the cell for selectively contacting a polymer sample disposed on the sample holder, a temperature probe in the cell, a heater in the cell, a temperature sensor, a source of pressure, a source of gas in communication with the cell, and a data acquisition system operably connected to the loading probe, the temperature probe and the source of pressure. The first and second supporting pins and the loading probe in the cell provide a three-point flexural bending assembly for measuring bending of the polymer sample under varied conditions of temperature and pressure in the presence of a gas.


Patent
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | Date: 2015-06-01

The bore hole tracer injection apparatus is a mechanical device for inserting a tracer agent into a bore hole at a predetermined depth. Outer and inner cylinders have side ports, with the side ports of the cylinders misaligned to prevent fluid escape from the inner cylinder until desired. The bottom of the inner cylinder includes a filler passage. A line passes through the top of the outer cylinder and attaches to a rod across the top of the inner cylinder, above the closed top thereof. The inner cylinder is filled with a tracer agent, and the apparatus is lowered into the bore hole to the desired depth. A weight is then dropped down the line, and jars the outer cylinder down around the inner cylinder when it contacts the top of the outer cylinder. This aligns the side ports of the cylinders to allow escape of the tracer agent therefrom.

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