Accession Number : ADD017964

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Separating Particulate Matter from a Fluid.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 28 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dickinson, Stuart C ; Kuklinski, Robert

PDF Url : ADD017964

Report Date : Feb 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A method and apparatus for filtering particulate matter entrained in a fluid entering a port from a reservoir. First and second ultrasonic wave generators produce ultrasonic waves to define a composite wave pattern. The patterns produce nodes and antinodes in a region through which fluid entering a port passes. The particulate matter in the portion of the fluid passing through the region accumulates along the nodes and antinodes. The accumulating particulate matter is thereby separated and is displaced from the fluid entering the port.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ACOUSTIC WAVES, *FLUID FILTERS, ULTRASONICS, PATTERNS, PARTICULATES, ACCUMULATORS

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE