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Sintered metal HEPA filter to block release of mercury

United States Patent Application

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The invention is a high efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter apparatus and system for the removal of mercury from a gaseous stream, and method for assaying the mercury removed. The HEPA filter provides for capture of mercury at a rate of over seven times the rate of removal for HEPA filters known to the art. The invention provides a filter system that can be cleaned and regenerated in situ.
Phillips, Terrance D. (Aiken, SC), Ross, Rahn H. (Aiken, SC)
09/ 814,438
March 22, 2001
[0001] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-5 AC09-89-SR18035 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.