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Optical separator and method for separating particles suspended in a fluid

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NRL

A device and method of using same, wherein the device includes a collimated light source operable to generate a collimated light source beam, the collimated light source beam comprising a beam cross-section. The device further includes at least one body defining a first channel in a first plane, the first channel comprising a first channel cross-section, the first channel being oriented to receive the collimated light source beam such that the beam cross-section completely overlaps the first channel cross-section. Optionally, the body defines a second channel in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, wherein the body defines a third channel in a third plane orthogonal to the first plane.

Inventors: 
Hart, Sean J.; Terray, Alexander V.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Chemical engineering
FIle Date: 
2007-12-21
Grant Date: 
2013-09-10
Grant time: 
2,090 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
38
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY