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System and method for the mitigation of paraffin wax deposition from crude oil by using ultrasonic waves

United States Patent

7,264,056
September 4, 2007
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A method for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls. The method comprises positioning at least one ultrasonic frequency generating device adjacent the production tubing walls and producing at least one ultrasonic frequency thereby disintegrating the wax and inhibiting the wax from attaching to the production tubing walls. A system for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls is also provided.
Towler; Brian F. (Laramie, WY)
University of Wyoming (Laramic, WY)
10/ 527,614
September 12, 2003
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FC02-91ER75680 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.