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Electrostatic particle collector with improved features for installing and/or removing its collector plates

United States Patent

9,610,589
April 4, 2017
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An electrostatic particle collector may generally include a housing having sidewalls extending lengthwise between a first end and a second end. The housing may define a plate slot that extends heightwise within the housing between a top end and a bottom end. The housing may further include a plate access window that provides access to the bottom end of the plate slot. The collector may also include a collector plate configured to be installed within the plate slot that extends heightwise between a top edge and a bottom edge. Additionally, when the collector plate is installed within the plate slot, the bottom edge of the collector plate may be accessible from an exterior of the housing via the plate access window so as to allow the bottom edge of the collector plate to be moved relative to the housing to facilitate removal of the collector plate from the housing.
Siegfried; Matthew J. (North Augusta, SC), Radford; Daniel R. (North Augusta, SC), Huffman; Russell K. (Augusta, GA)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
14/ 718,165
20160339447
May 21, 2015
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.