DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC FILTER

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5371
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Way, Suite 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Stephen C. Peterson
Manager
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL, NON-CAKING ULTRASONIC FILTER. THE DEVICE USES STANDARD FILTER MEMBRANES PLACED IN AN ACOUSTIC FIELD THAT TRAPS AND TRANSPORTS PARTICLES AWAY FROM THE FILTER SURFACE. BOTH SOLID AND FLUID PARTICLES SUSPENDED IN A FLUID MEDIUM MAY BE ACTED UPON BY THE MOVING PRESSURE SURFACES. PARTICLES SIZED BETWEEN 0.5 AND 0.1 MICROMETRES HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BY THIS TECHNOLOGY. THE FILTER WILL HAVE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS CLEARING BACTERIA FROM REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANES, FOR DESALINATION, AND TO IMPROVE FERMENTATION PROCESS HARVESTING.

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