US Patent No. 10,772,162

RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING OF PETROLEUM ORE BY PARTICLE SUSCEPTORS


Patent No. 10,772,162
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Radio Frequency Heating Of Petroleum Ore By Particle Susceptors
Inventorship Francis Eugene Parsche, Palm Bay, FL (US)
Assignee HARRIS CORPORATION, Melbourne, FL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,162

1. A method for heating a petroleum ore comprising:(a) providing a mixture of about 10% to about 99% by volume of the petroleum ore and about 1% to about 50% by volume of a composition comprising isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles, the isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles having an electrical conductivity greater than 1×107 S/m at 20° C.;
(b) applying radio frequency (RF) energy to the mixture at a power and frequency sufficient to heat the isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles; and
(c) continuing to apply the RF energy for a sufficient time to allow the isoimpedance magnetodielectric material susceptor particles to heat the mixture to an average temperature greater than about 212° F. (100° C.).