A fuzzy controlled three-phase centrifuge for waste separation

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The three-phase centrifuge technology discussed in this paper was developed by Neal Miller, president of Centech, Inc. The three-phase centrifuge is an excellent device for cleaning up oil field and refinery wastes which are typically composed of hydrocarbons, water, and solids. The technology is unique. It turns the waste into salable oil, reusable water, and landfill-able solids. No secondary waste is produced. The problem is that only the inventor can set up and run the equipment well enough to provide an optimal cleanup. Demand for this device has far exceeded a one man operation. There is now a need for ... continued below

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Parkinson, W.J.; Smith, R.E. & Miller, N. February 1, 1998.

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The three-phase centrifuge technology discussed in this paper was developed by Neal Miller, president of Centech, Inc. The three-phase centrifuge is an excellent device for cleaning up oil field and refinery wastes which are typically composed of hydrocarbons, water, and solids. The technology is unique. It turns the waste into salable oil, reusable water, and landfill-able solids. No secondary waste is produced. The problem is that only the inventor can set up and run the equipment well enough to provide an optimal cleanup. Demand for this device has far exceeded a one man operation. There is now a need for several centrifuges to be operated at different locations at the same time. This has produced a demand for an intelligent control system, one that could replace a highly skilled operator, or at least supplement the skills of a less experienced operator. The control problem is ideally suited to fuzzy logic, since the centrifuge is a highly complicated machine operated entirely by the skill and experience of the operator. A fuzzy control system was designed for and used with the centrifuge.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98002936

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  • WAC `98: world automation congress, Anchorage, AK (United States), 10-14 May 1998

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  • Other: DE98002936
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4388
  • Report No.: CONF-980514--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650213
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710059

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Parkinson, W.J.; Smith, R.E. & Miller, N. A fuzzy controlled three-phase centrifuge for waste separation, article, February 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710059/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.