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Title: Virtual impactor

Abstract

A virtual impactor is described having improved efficiency and low wall losses in which a core of clean air is inserted into the aerosol flow while aerosol flow is maintained adjacent to the inner wall surfaces of the focusing portion of the impactor. The flow rate of the core and the length of the throat of the impactor's collection probe, as well as the dimensional relationships of other components of the impactor adjacent the separation region of the impactor, are selected to optimize separation efficiency. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7164329
Patent Number(s):
4767524
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-081928
Assignee:
Lovelace Medical Foundation, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76EV01013
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Aug 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AEROSOLS; DEASHING; INERTIAL SEPARATORS; DESIGN; PARTICULATES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; OPERATION; OPTIMIZATION; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; EQUIPMENT; PARTICLES; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; SOLS; 540120* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Yeh, H C, Chen, B T, Cheng, Y S, and Newton, G J. Virtual impactor. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Yeh, H C, Chen, B T, Cheng, Y S, & Newton, G J. Virtual impactor. United States.
Yeh, H C, Chen, B T, Cheng, Y S, and Newton, G J. Tue . "Virtual impactor". United States.
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abstractNote = {A virtual impactor is described having improved efficiency and low wall losses in which a core of clean air is inserted into the aerosol flow while aerosol flow is maintained adjacent to the inner wall surfaces of the focusing portion of the impactor. The flow rate of the core and the length of the throat of the impactor's collection probe, as well as the dimensional relationships of other components of the impactor adjacent the separation region of the impactor, are selected to optimize separation efficiency. 4 figs.},
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year = {1988},
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