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Title: Anti-clogging filter system

An anti-clogging filter system for filtering a fluid containing large particles and small particles includes an enclosure with at least one individual elongated tubular filter element in the enclosure. The individual elongated tubular filter element has an internal passage, a closed end, an open end, and a filtering material in or on the individual elongated tubular filter element. The fluid travels through the open end of the elongated tubular element and through the internal passage and through the filtering material. An anti-clogging element is positioned on or adjacent the individual elongated tubular filter element and provides a fluid curtain that preferentially directs the larger particulates to one area of the filter material allowing the remainder of the filter material to remain more efficient.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1353094
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,630,137
Application Number:
14/661,067
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 18
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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