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Title: Soil separator and sampler and method of sampling

Abstract

A soil sampler includes a fluidized bed for receiving a soil sample. The fluidized bed may be in communication with a vacuum for drawing air through the fluidized bed and suspending particulate matter of the soil sample in the air. In a method of sampling, the air may be drawn across a filter, separating the particulate matter. Optionally, a baffle or a cyclone may be included within the fluidized bed for disentrainment, or dedusting, so only the finest particulate matter, including asbestos, will be trapped on the filter. The filter may be removable, and may be tested to determine the content of asbestos and other hazardous particulate matter in the soil sample.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014368
Patent Number(s):
7662217
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/695,650
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B07 - SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS B07B - SEPERATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS BY SIEVING, SCREENING, OR SIFTING OR BY USING GAS CURRENTS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

O'Brien, Barry H, and Ritter, Paul D. Soil separator and sampler and method of sampling. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
O'Brien, Barry H, & Ritter, Paul D. Soil separator and sampler and method of sampling. United States.
O'Brien, Barry H, and Ritter, Paul D. Tue . "Soil separator and sampler and method of sampling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014368.
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