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1. US20090045127 - Aircraft Rinse System

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12257529
Application Date 24.10.2008
Publication Number 20090045127
Publication Date 19.02.2009
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B01D 65/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
65Accessories or auxiliary operations, in general, for separation processes or apparatus using semi-permeable membranes
B01D 65/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
65Accessories or auxiliary operations, in general, for separation processes or apparatus using semi-permeable membranes
02Membrane cleaning or sterilisation
B01D 17/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
17Separation of liquids, not provided for elsewhere, e.g. by thermal diffusion
02Separation of non-miscible liquids
B01D 61/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis or ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
B01D 61/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis or ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
B01D 61/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
61Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes, e.g. dialysis, osmosis or ultrafiltration; Apparatus, accessories or auxiliary operations specially adapted therefor
14Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration
18Apparatus therefor
Inventors Johnson Raymond Ford
Johnson Markley Dean
Grage Rodney
Agents CARSTENS & CAHOON, L.L.P.
Title
(EN) Aircraft Rinse System
Abstract
(EN)

A method and apparatus for separating particles and dissolved matter from a fluid stream incorporated in an aircraft rinse system. The present invention includes a first pressure source which transports collected rinse fluid into a separator annulus with a filter element disposed therein. The untreated fluid is placed under appropriate pressure sufficient to produce turbulent flow, increased particle kinetics and/or cavitation physics allowing the desired fluid to penetrate and pass into and through the filter media. The filtered fluid is then transported to a collection tank. The contaminant particulate matter retained on the exterior of the filter media may be removed by the instantenous reverse pressurization of the separator annulus by a second pressure source thereby removing the contaminant particles away from contact with the filter media, and which may then be transported to a waste collection tank or a concentrator for further treatment. The treated rinse fluid is thus recycled for use in the aircraft rinse system.

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