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SulphCo commences full scale field trials in Europe

By Jeremy Ondrey |

SulphCo Inc.(Houston, Tex.; www.suphco.com) a technology company with a patented ultrasound process designed to desulphurize crude oil, announced that commercial scale field trials with its European testing partner are scheduled to commence this week. These trials follow the successful completion of full scale field trials at a potential customer’s facility in the Southeastern U.S. in October 2008. A 15,000-bbl/d Sonocracking unit installed at the European testing partner’s site for field trials conducted in the fall of 2007 has been retrofitted with the latest generation ultrasound probe and reactor technology in preparation for these trials. In late December 2008, the Company shipped a laboratory scale Sonocracking unit from Houston to the facilities of the European testing partner, where laboratory scale trials were conducted during the week of January 12, 2009 on a variety of crude oils and crude oil products under the supervision of Florian J. Schattenmann, SulphCo’s CTO, and a SulphCo senior chemist. The purpose of the laboratory trials was to define the relevant process parameters and appropriate operating conditions for these field trials. SulphCo has developed a patented safe and economic process employing…
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