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Method of producing synthetic pitch

United States Patent

July 24, 2012
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Embodiments of a method are described for modifying pitches, oils, tars, and binders by using these materials as solvents to extract organic chemicals from coal.
Kennel; Elliot B. (Morgantown, WV), Stansberry; Peter G. (North Olmsted, OH), Stiller; Alfred H. (Morgantown, WV), Zondlo; John W. (Albright, WV)
West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
11/ 805,737
May 24, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under DOE Grant Nos. DE-FC26-02NT41596 and DE-FC26-06NT42761 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.