Grid electrostatic precipitator/filter for diesel engine exhaust removal

Patent No. 7,585,352

Issued: September 8, 2009
Filed: April 28, 2006

Inventor: Dunn; John P. (Horseheads, NY)


A method and apparatus electrically charges particulates that need to be removed from a moving air stream. Various methods of corona charging of particulates are used in the fields of electrostatic precipitation of dust, printers and copying machines. This invention is preferably specifically aimed at improving the separation and collection of particulates from dust, mist or vapor generating devices. In another embodiment, a grid electrostatic precipitator, in combination with a corona pre-charger, is used to remove diesel exhaust.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/675,575, filed Apr. 28, 2005, entitled "CORONA PARTICLE CHARGER", Provisional Application No. 60/722,026, filed Sep. 29, 2005, entitled "CORONA PARTICLE CHARGER", and Provisional Application No. 60/716,425, filed Sep. 13, 2005, entitled "GRID ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR/FILTER FOR DIESEL ENGINE EXHAUST REMOVAL". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the U. S. provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

This application is also a continuation-in-part of parent patent application entitled "GRID TYPE ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR/COLLECTOR AND METHOD OF USING SAME", Ser. No. 10/872,981, filed Jun. 21, 2004, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,105,041, which is a continuation-in-part of parent patent application entitled "GRID TYPE ELECTROSTATIC SEPARATOR/COLLECTOR AND METHOD OF USING SAME", Ser. No. 10/225,523, filed Aug. 21, 2002, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,773,489. The aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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