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Spore collection and elimination apparatus and method

United States Patent

April 3, 2007
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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.
Czajkowski; Carl (South Jamesport, NY), Warren; Barbara Panessa (Port Jefferson, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
10/ 396,091
March 26, 2003
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.