Accession Number:

ADD018804

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Separating Particulate Matter from a Fluid.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Feb 96, patented 18 Nov 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

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 nrarter is thereby separated and is displaced from the fluid entering the port.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE