Wet cyclone particle collector
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A wet cyclone particle collector is disclosed. The wet cyclone particle collector includes a cyclone unit, a liquid delivery unit and a sample collection unit. The cyclone unit draws a gas sample into a cyclone chamber and creates a circular flow of the gas sample inside the cyclone chamber so that particles in the gas sample are separated from said gas sample by centrifugation force. The liquid delivery unit delivers a collection liquid into the cyclone in a non-continuous fashion. The sample collection unit harvests the collection liquid from the cyclone unit. The non-continuous delivery of the collection liquid significantly reduces consumption of collection liquid during operation of the particle collector.
Pierson, Raymond M.; Szarek, Matthew P.; Stroka, Thomas G.; Mcfarland, Andrew R. (2012). Wet cyclone particle collector. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from