Accession Number : AD0164220

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Neutralizing Electrostatic Charges on Flowing Liquids.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Leonard,Joseph T.

Report Date : 09 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent describes a method and apparatus whereby electrostatic charges contained in a liquid hydrocarbon arc neutralized by using filters which impart opposite charges to the liquid. An organic filter element causes a positive charge and an inorganic filter element causes a negative charge. When properly arranged in series or parallel, the filters allow the electrostatic charges acquired during liquid flow to cancel each other and cause the liquid to become neutralized.

Descriptors :   *Electrostatic charge, *Neutralization, *Fluid filters, *Patents, Liquids, Fluid flow, Hydrocarbons, Fuels

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE