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1. (WO2017177159) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ATOMIZATION OF FLUID

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/177159    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026639
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B05B 17/06
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Inventors: GO, David B.
JOHNSON, Michael J.
RAMSHANI, Zeinab
ATASHBAR, Massood Z.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ATOMIZATION OF FLUID
Abstract:
Various apparatus and methods for the atomization of fluid are disclosed herein. In one aspect, an apparatus for atomization of fluid includes a piezoelectric transformer comprising an electrode which is in communication a source of alternating current (AC) voltage at a proximate end of the piezoelectric transformer. A wick which is capable of absorbing a liquid is in contact with the piezoelectric transformer at the distal end, and the piezoelectric transformer is capable of inducing an electrospray of the liquid at the distal end.