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System and method for slurry handling

United States Patent

9,222,040
December 29, 2015
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A system includes a slurry depressurizing system that includes a liquid expansion system configured to continuously receive a slurry at a first pressure and continuously discharge the slurry at a second pressure. For example, the slurry depressurizing system may include an expansion turbine to expand the slurry from the first pressure to the second pressure.
Steele; Raymond Douglas (Cypress, TX), Oppenheim; Judith Pauline (Friendswood, TX)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 491,463
20130327028
June 7, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FE0007859 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.