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Advanced particulate matter control apparatus and methods

United States Patent

January 10, 2012
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Apparatus and methods for collection and removal of particulate matter, including fine particulate matter, from a gas stream, comprising a unique combination of high collection efficiency and ultralow pressure drop across the filter. The apparatus and method utilize simultaneous electrostatic precipitation and membrane filtration of a particular pore size, wherein electrostatic collection and filtration occur on the same surface.
Miller; Stanley J. (Grand Forks, ND), Zhuang; Ye (Grand Forks, ND), Almlie; Jay C. (East Grand Forks, MN)
Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, ND)
12/ 814,046
June 11, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under the U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40320, Base Cooperative Agreement, Task 2.5--Emissions Control for Diesel Systems. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.