Patented chemical solution that recovers hydrocarbons from tar/oil sands

Oil sand systems currently employed in Canada rely on heat and caustic materials (sodium hydroxide) to recover bitumen from water-wet Canadian oil sands, both in surface mined operations and in SAGD recovery. A better solution has been developed to reduce the environmental impacts of the use of caustic (sodium hydroxide) and higher heat and increase recovery of bitumen…..that solution is SANDKLENE 950 and it recovers a higher percentage of oil than the current Canadian system.

This is an example of an open pit that has been mined for the tar sands containing hydrocarbons. As the area is mined the top soil from the next area will be used to fill the previous open pit.

SANDKLENE 950 was developed and patented by MDEChem Inc. of Texas for use in the tar sand industry and is environmentally benign. SANDKLENE 950 is an anionic wetting agent that is mixed in water in amounts of approximately 1.0 weight percent resulting in an overall system pH of approximately 10.5-11.0.  SANDKLENE 950 is a chemical combination that when mixed with water and tar/oil sands, causes the surface of the tar/oil sands that are oil wet (hydrophobic) to change to water wet (hydrophilic) thereby initiating the release of the bitumen from the sand and preventing the bitumen from reattaching to the sand thus allowing the oil to be recovered.  If the tar/oil sand is water wet to begin with, as in Canada, SANDKLENE 950 enhances the hydrophobicity of the sand and prevents the bitumen from reattaching to the sand. Because SANDKLENE 950 does not cause fine clays and sand to become suspended in the water there is no need for settling ponds. Typical water recycling systems can be employed with this system to re-use the water and any residual chemical retained therein, substantially reducing costs.

This is typical hydrocarbon wetted tar sands form an open pit mining site in the United States. Note that there are two types of “tar sands”. There is “water wetted” tar sands found in Canada and “hydrocarbon wetted” tar sands found in the United States.

The overall system for bitumen/oil recovery from surface mined tar sands operates under a closed-loop with respect to water/SANDKLENE 950 mixtures and as a result has zero discharge, except for clean sand and the separated bitumen product. Process water is recycled, except for minor losses associated with wet tailings removed from the plant. The process technology works on either oil-wet (U.S. oil sands) or water-wet (Canadian oil sands) oil sand systems and has been installed in a facility mining surface tar sands in Kentucky on oil-wet tar sands. Several recovery tests were previously performed on oil-wet and water-wet (Canadian) tar sands during the research and development phase of the mechanical equipment used in the surface mining operations. Typically about 2 tons of oil sand material was processed at a time during these tests and samples obtained of the clean sand and the oil. The large scale tests were successful in demonstrating the applicability of the process technology to oil sand recovery on tar sands from Kentucky, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas and Canada.

For SAGD applications, injection of a mixture of hot water and SANDKLENE 950 will vastly improve overall recovery performance, reduce operating costs (less heat) and will be environmentally benign. Water recovered from such operations can be recycled using traditional methods. While SANDKLENE 950 is more expensive than sodium hydroxide, its benefits far outweigh the incremental costs. SANDKLENE 950 can actually be employed to re-process tailings and processed water in lagoons from Canadian oil sand operations to efficiently recover the bitumen left behind by the systems currently in use.

Diesel Clean Power 500

DCP500 is an EPA verified technology making engines operate more effectively while using less fuel and reducing emission pollutants

Diesel Clean Power 500 (DCP 500). DCP500 product has been used very successfully in cars, trucks, heavy duty mining equipment, locomotives, ships and power plants. DCP500 is added to the fuel at the rate of one ounce to 1280 ounces of diesel fuel.


The use of DCP500 is any engine, passivates the metal surfaces within that engine creating iron-phosphate surfaces that have excellent corrosion resistance and are smoother thus decreasing friction and drag that translates to reduced energy (fuel) consumption. The continued use of DCP500 will over a period of time remove any carbon buildup, including sludge and varnish.

The active molecule in DCP500 has shown the ability to exist in any hydrocarbon fuel from gasoline to Bunker C. The active molecule in DCP500 creates a catalytic reaction optimizing the heat release rate – thus increased power and fuel efficiency – and most important, reduces CO2, NOx and particulate emissions. DCP500 is very well suited for HFO, the marine industry in general benefits from the use of this product. Ocean-going cargo ships and Cruise ships will benefit in particular from greatly reduced NOx and particulate emissions. Slow-steaming engines that normally suffer from a lot of pollution in their combustion areas, stay clean.

This will pay itself out in less emissions, less fuel consumption, less use of oil as piston ring slots remain free of carbon and less replacement or revisions of fuel injectors. DCP500 can be used with all diesel fuels, MGO, bio-diesel fuels, GTL and HFO fuels.

Reports show that the use of DCP500 can lead you to fuel savings ranging from 5% up to 15% on average, and reduced emission of major pollutants up to 50%.

DCP500: Project Red Rock, Utah Power Plant

The Red Rock power plant in St. George, Utah, is used to generate electricity for 45,000 people over 65 square miles. Two 9,750 HP diesel engines drive two 7,000 kW generators. In order to get rid of the smoke and to lower fuel consumption, DCP500 was introduced to the engines. Here are some figures:

  • Diesel fuel saved at Red Rock plant after introduction of DCP500: 73,800 gallons per month that resulted in an operating cost decrease per month and at the same time reduced smoke emissions 72%.

DCP500: Uses and Benefit in Short

Areas of Use:

  • Large bore two-stroke engines
  • Diesel engines
  • All diesel fuels, MGO, bio-diesel fuels, GTL and HFO fuels
  • Specific injection system for HFO engines available


  • Less engine maintenance costs
  • Less engine downtime
  • Less fuel consumption
  • Significant drop in emissions
  • Less oil drain intervals needed



Patented chemical solution that inhibits metal corrosion and reduces friction


Phosfamid is a patented chemical solution that inhibits metal corrosion and reduces friction.


As our DCP500 fuel additive can passivate engine pistons because it contains the “molecule” we call “Phosfamid” and we have used it in the development of an array of exclusive products.


Pure “Phosfamid”, which we market as KPN can be applied to most metal surfaces to remove or inhibit corrosion, remove or prevent carbon buildup, and reduce friction between moving parts. The chemical products created with “Phosfamid” are effective on Ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Our applications have been on engines of all sizes, compressors and pumps to reduce friction and improve effciency while passivating and extending engine life.

Actual metal pipes treated and untreated with our Phosfamid Technology.

KPN — Uses and Benefits in Short

Areas of Use:

  • Engines
  • Moving Parts
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Valves


  • Less maintenance costs of engines
  • Creates anti-galling surface, increases efficiency
  • Penetrates metals and alloys
  • Surface pore sealant: Coats and seals surfaces for a smoother surface
  • Lubricates surfaces and lowers coefficient of friction, extends metal life
  • deters corrosion and rust
  • Heat resistant to 2600F – removes carbonization

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