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Title: Method for forming consistently-sized and controllably-timed droplets

Abstract

A method for forming substantially consistently-sized and substantially controllably-timed droplets is disclosed. An opening is provided through which a protrusion passes. The protrusion ends at a tip below the opening. A process liquid is provided to the opening at a controlled flow rate. The process liquid passes through the opening and flows along the protrusion, forming a droplet of the process liquid on the tip that reaches a substantially consistent droplet size and falls. The process liquid continues to pass through the opening at an even time interval based on the flow rate. In this manner, substantially consistently-sized and substantially controllably-timed droplets are formed.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600151
Patent Number(s):
10443838
Application Number:
15/479,471
Assignee:
Hall Labs LLC (Provo, UT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B05 - SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL B05B - SPRAYING APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0028697
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/05/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Baxter, Larry. Method for forming consistently-sized and controllably-timed droplets. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Baxter, Larry. Method for forming consistently-sized and controllably-timed droplets. United States.
Baxter, Larry. Tue . "Method for forming consistently-sized and controllably-timed droplets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600151.
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