Patent Number: 6,332,320

Title: Geothermal steam processing

Abstract: As geothermal steam containing contaminants such as boron, arsenic, and mercury is passed through a turbine-condenser system, the contaminants preferentially collect in the initial condensate produced from the steam. Collecting this initially-produced condensate and segregating it from the remainder of the steam being condensed ensures that condensate produced from the remainder of the steam is contaminants-lean, preferably containing the contaminants in concentrations allowing for discharge of the contaminants-lean condensate to the environment.

Inventors: Kitz; Kevin R. (Metro Manila, PH)

Assignee: Union Oil Company of California

International Classification: B01D 53/00 (20060101); F03G 7/00 (20060101); F03G 7/04 (20060101); F03G 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018