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Hot gas filter and system assembly

United States Patent

August 31, 1999
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A filter element for separating fine dirty particles from a hot gas. The filter element comprises a first porous wall and a second porous wall. Each porous wall has an outer surface and an inner surface. The first and second porous walls being coupled together thereby forming a substantially closed figure and open at one end. The open end is formed to be coupled to a hot gas clean up system support structure. The first and second porous walls define a channel beginning at the open end and terminate at the closed end through which a filtered clean gas can flow through and out into the clean gas side of a hot gas clean up system.
Lippert; Thomas Edwin (Murrysville, PA), Palmer; Kathryn Miles (Monroeville, PA), Bruck; Gerald Joseph (Murrysville, PA), Alvin; Mary Anne (Pittsburgh, PA), Smeltzer; Eugene E. (Export, PA), Bachovchin; Dennis Michael (Murrysville, PA)
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Orlando, FL)
08/ 642,203
May 6, 1996
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC21-86MC23252 with the Department of Energy.