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High volume, multiple use, portable precipitator

United States Patent

October 25, 2011
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A portable high air volume electrostatic collection precipitator for analyzing air is provided which is a relatively small, self-contained device. The device has a collection electrode adapted to carry a variety of collecting media. An air intake is provided such that air to be analyzed flows through an ionization section with a transversely positioned ionization wire to ionize analytes in the air, and then flows over the collection electrode where ionized analytes are collected. Air flow is maintained at but below turbulent flow, Ionizable constituents in the air are ionized, attracted to the collection electrode, and precipitated in the selected medium which can be removed for analysis.
Carlson; Duane C. (N. Augusta, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
11/ 920,882
April 21, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company, LLC.