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1. WO2006096317 - AUTOMATED CONCENTRATION SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2006/096317
Publication Date 14.09.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2006/006002
International Filing Date 21.02.2006
IPC
G01N 1/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1Sampling; Preparing specimens for investigation
CPC
C02F 1/44
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
1Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage
44by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis
C02F 2209/001
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
2209Controlling or monitoring parameters in water treatment
001Upstream control, i.e. monitoring for predictive control
C02F 2209/003
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
2209Controlling or monitoring parameters in water treatment
003Downstream control, i.e. outlet monitoring, e.g. to check the treating agents, such as halogens or ozone, leaving the process
C02F 2303/18
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
2303Specific treatment goals
18Removal of treatment agents after treatment
G01N 1/4077
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1Sampling; Preparing specimens for investigation
28Preparing specimens for investigation ; including physical details of (bio-)chemical methods covered elsewhere, e.g. G01N33/50, C12Q
40Concentrating samples
4077by other techniques involving separation of suspended solids
G01N 2001/4088
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1Sampling; Preparing specimens for investigation
28Preparing specimens for investigation ; including physical details of (bio-)chemical methods covered elsewhere, e.g. G01N33/50, C12Q
40Concentrating samples
4077by other techniques involving separation of suspended solids
4088filtration
Applicants
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • LIM, Daniel, V. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • KEARNS, Elizabeth, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SORRELLS, Richard, Darrell [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • POSTLEHWAITE, Timothy, Arthur [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LIM, Daniel, V.
  • KEARNS, Elizabeth, A.
  • SORRELLS, Richard, Darrell
  • POSTLEHWAITE, Timothy, Arthur
Agents
  • TONER, Thomas, E.
Priority Data
60/593,84818.02.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) AUTOMATED CONCENTRATION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE CONCENTRATION AUTOMATISE
Abstract
(EN)
An in-line water monitoring system for the detection of the accidental or intentional introduction of potentially harmful substances. The automated system comprises a water pressure driven concentration unit that filters drinking water through a hollow-fiber filter (30). Material collected on the filter (30) is backflushed into a collection vessel (6) by passing a sterile solution through the filter (30) in the reverse direction, an electronic signal at the ed of the backflush sequence triggers a sensor (70) such as an array biosensor to begin processing and analyzing the sample. The array biosensor houses a slide prepared with antibodies to the test organism. The array biosensor is programmed to automatically run sample and detection reagents over the slide, analyze the resulting pattern for positive and negative data, and report the results.
(FR)
La présente invention se rapporte à un système de surveillance directe de la pollution de l'eau, qui est destiné à détecter l'introduction accidentelle ou intentionnelle de substances potentiellement dangereuses. Le système automatisé selon l'invention comprend une unité de concentration entraînée par la pression de l'eau, qui filtre l'eau potable à l'aide d'un filtre à fibres creuses. La matière recueillie sur le filtre est refoulée dans un récipient de collecte à l'aide d'une solution stérile traversant le filtre en sens inverse. Un signal électronique à la fin de la séquence de refoulement déclenche un capteur tel qu'un biocapteur en réseau, lequel lance le traitement et l'analyse de l'échantillon. Le biocapteur en réseau contient une lame préparée avec des anticorps dirigés contre l'organisme d'essai. Le biocapteur en réseau est programmé pour faire passer des réactifs d'échantillon et de détection sur la lame, pour analyser le motif obtenu pour rechercher les données positives et négatives, et pour rendre compte des résultats.
Also published as
US11841215
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