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1. WO2020113269 - ELECTRONIC PURIFICATION OF AIR IN MINES

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CLAIMS

1. An emitter to deliver an electron flow towards particulate matter, the emitter including: a base;

a conductive track fixed to the base;

a plurality of conductive pins fixed to the base and extending therefrom in a predetermined direction and electrically coupled to the track so as to receive a negative electric charge therefrom; and

a plurality of tubes, fixed to the base, and extending therefrom in said direction, with each of the tubes having an interior extending away from the base to an open end, with each tube having at least one of the pins located in the interior thereof.

2. The emitter of claim 1, wherein the tubes are non-conductive.

3. The emitter of claim 1 or claim 2 further including a conductive member adjacent the open end of each tube, the conductive member having an aperture aligned with the open end, and to which a negative charge is to be applied.

4. The emitter of claim 3 further including electric circuitry to provide a cathode voltage of 10,000 to 35,000 volts to the pins, and a voltage to the conductive member that is approximately 500 to 1,000 volts less than the voltage applied to the pins.

5. The emitter of claim 3 or claim 4, wherein the conductive member includes passages that provide for the flow of air past the conductive member to at least inhibit formation of plasma.

6. An emitter to deliver an electron flow towards particulate matter, the emitter including: a base;

a conductive track fixed to the base;

a plurality of conductive pins fixed to the base and extending therefrom in a predetermined direction and electrically coupled to the track so as to receive a negative electric charge therefrom; and

electric circuitry to deliver to the pins a cathode voltage of 10,000 to 35,000 volts.

7. The emitter of claim 6, wherein the cathode voltage is 20,000 volts to 25,000 volts.

8. The emitter of claim 6 or claim 7 further including a conductive member adjacent the pins, the conductive members being connected to the electric circuitry to receive a negative charge that is 500 to 1,000 volts less than the cathode voltage.

9. The emitter of claim 8, wherein the conductive member includes passages that provide for the flow of air past the conductive member to at least inhibit formation of plasma.

10. The emitter of any one of the preceding claims, wherein the base includes a plurality of passages to provide for the flow of air through the base in said direction to at least inhibit formation of plasma.