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SILICA EXTRACTION FROM GEOTHERMAL WATER

United States Patent Application

20140286847
A1
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A method of producing silica from geothermal fluid containing concentration of the silica of less than 1000 ppm includes the steps of treating the geothermal fluid containing the silica by reverse osmosis treatment thereby producing a concentrated fluid containing the silica, seasoning the concentrated fluid thereby producing a slurry having precipitated colloids containing the silica, and separating the silica from the slurry.
Bourcier, William L. (Livermore, CA)
14/ 297,902
June 6, 2014
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.