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Disposable remote zero headspace extractor

United States Patent

March 21, 2006
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The remote zero headspace extractor uses a sampling container inside a stainless steel vessel to perform toxicity characteristics leaching procedure to analyze volatile organic compounds. The system uses an in line filter for ease of replacement. This eliminates cleaning and disassembly of the extractor. All connections are made with quick connect fittings which can be easily replaced. After use, the bag can be removed and disposed of, and a new sampling container is inserted for the next extraction.
Hand; Julie J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Roberts; Mark P. (Arco, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
09/ 966,568
September 27, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-841D12435 between the United States Department of Energy and WINCO. Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC is the successor contractor to WINCO.