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Title: Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method

Abstract

The present invention is for a spore collection apparatus and its method of use. The portable spore collection apparatus includes a suction source, a nebulizer, an ionization chamber and a filter canister. The suction source collects the spores from a surface. The spores are activated by heating whereby spore dormancy is broken. Moisture is then applied to the spores to begin germination. The spores are then exposed to alpha particles causing extinction.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. South Jamesport, NY
  2. Port Jefferson, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
907756
Patent Number(s):
7198750
Application Number:
10/396,091
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61L - METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Czajkowski, Carl, and Warren, Barbara Panessa. Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Czajkowski, Carl, & Warren, Barbara Panessa. Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method. United States.
Czajkowski, Carl, and Warren, Barbara Panessa. Tue . "Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/907756.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is for a spore collection apparatus and its method of use. The portable spore collection apparatus includes a suction source, a nebulizer, an ionization chamber and a filter canister. The suction source collects the spores from a surface. The spores are activated by heating whereby spore dormancy is broken. Moisture is then applied to the spores to begin germination. The spores are then exposed to alpha particles causing extinction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {4}
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Evaluation of Static Eliminators Containing Polonium-210
journal, January 1999