Accession Number : ADD017806

Title :   Ultrasonic Gas Separator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 28 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Philips, Richard B ; Kuklinski, Robert

PDF Url : ADD017806

Report Date : 28 Jul 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Gas bubbles in a moving fluid are collected in a chamber alongside the conduit carrying the fluid. In a preferred embodiment, an ultrasonic transducer cooperates with a reflector to create a standing ultrasonic wave pattern that is oriented at an acute angle to the horizontal axis of fluid flow. Bubbles gather at the troughs between the waves and then move between the pressure waves in the downstream direction to be collected in the chamber. Buoyant forces aid the movement of the bubbles in an upward direction. A gas permeable window at the top of the chamber allows removal of the collected bubbles. jg p10

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *GASES, *ULTRASONICS, *SEPARATORS, MOTION, BUBBLES, PRESSURE, PATTERNS, TRANSDUCERS, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, REFLECTORS, WAVES, FLUID FLOW, MECHANICAL WAVES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE