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Clean Chemistry issued new patents

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Clean Chemistry, a chemical technology company, has announced the issuance of three patents that cover formulae, synthesis methods and use of unique oxidant chemistries by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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.

“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. 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 such as chlorine dioxide.

Additionally, the process’ tunability allows oil and gas companies to handle a wide range of source waters and consistently meet treatment specifications. 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 has commercialised this ROS technology in upstream oil and gas and continues to grow that market. Clean Chemistry is also starting to engage other markets with various challenging water re-use, oxidation and disinfection problems. Clean Chemistry has an extensive portfolio of additional pending patent applications covering the breadth of the opportunity for replacing chlorine products.

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