Vane electrostatic precipitator

Patent No. 8,894,745

Issued: November 25, 2014
Filed: February 9, 2012
Term Extension: 294 days

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

A vane electrostatic precipitator (VEP) controls the air flow so that the entrained air particles are continuously subjected to a stress in the form of drag as they flow in front and behind vanes electrodes in the precipitator. It is not based on achieving laminar air flow over the collecting plates. Instead, efficient collection is achieved by operating with a narrow air stream and using vane electrodes in various configurations with porous back plates that gradually reduce the flow rate of the entrained air thereby allowing the particles to precipitate and collect on the vanes.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/521,897, filed Aug. 10, 2011, entitled "VANE ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR (VEP)". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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