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134013000 By crystallizing, precipitating, or eliminating dissolved solids from used agent 9
134011000 Gas or vapor form agent condensed or absorbed on work 8
134012000 By distilling, or liquefying vapors of, used agent 6
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20110203613MOP BUCKET WITH FILTRATION SYSTEM - An improved mop bucket with an integrated water filtration system. A manual or electric pump may be utilized to circulate water from the bucket through the filtration system. The pump may also be utilized to provide water pressure to nozzles that emit streams of water for rinsing the mop head. The filtration system may include one or more filters capable of removing particles and microbes from the water. A germ-killing light, such as an ultraviolet light, may be incorporated into the filtration system to kill any microbes in the water. The mop bucket may be mounted to a wheeled cart to facilitate movement. A re-chargeable battery may be used to provide power to the pump and the germ-killing light.08-25-2011
20130042888SIPHONING AS A WASHING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HETEROGENEOUS ASSAYS - A fluidic tile having a first substrate containing macrofluidic structures bonded to a second substrate containing microfluidic structures. The microfluidic structures correspond to the macrofluidic structures in the first substrate and provide fluid flow paths between the macrofluidic structures. One of the microfluidic structures is a washing siphon that provides a fluid flow path between a purification chamber and a waste chamber. The washing siphon is configured to be primed when a volume of liquid in the purification chamber exceeds a predetermined amount causing the washing siphon to initiate transfer of the liquid in the purification chamber to the waste chamber when the volume of the liquid in the purification chamber exceeds the predetermined amount.02-21-2013
20120174949METHOD OF REUSING WASH AND RINSE LIQUID IN A DISHWASHER - A method of operating a dishwasher having a treating chamber for washing utensils for removing wash liquid with soil particles from the treating chamber and storing a portion of the removed wash liquid for subsequent use.07-12-2012
20120174948PROCESS FOR REMOVING POLYMERIC FOULING - A process is provided for removing polymeric fouling on process equipment surfaces to restore the efficiency of such equipment. This is accomplished by contacting the fouled equipment with a solvent comprising at least one non-aromatic hydrocarbon compound, or a mixture of one or more non-aromatic organic compounds and one or more aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, for a period of time sufficient to remove the polymeric fouling.07-12-2012
20130032172METHOD OF REMOVING LIQUID FROM A BARRIER STRUCTURE - The present invention provides a tool for treating microelectronic workpieces with one or more treatment materials, including liquids, gases, fluidized solids, dispersions, combinations of these, and the like.02-07-2013
20130032170Method and Device for Automatically Rinsing Filters, in Particular for Rinsing Glass Fibre Filters in Smoking Machines - The disclosure relates to a device for removing filtered substances from combustion processes from a filter under laboratory conditions. In some implementations, this comprises a mount for the filter and a rinsing means for rinsing out the filter in its mount by means of a liquid. It may also relate to a method for removing filtered substances from combustion processes from a mounted filter under laboratory conditions in order to analyse the filtrate, wherein the filter is rinsed out in its mount with a liquid.02-07-2013
20130032171DISHWASHER WITH A SCREEN SYSTEM - A dishwasher includes a controller controlling a cleaning cycle, a screen system for filtering a wash fluid, a circulation chamber and a collection chamber in fluid communication with the circulation chamber via a screen arrangement, a circulation pump for circulating the wash fluid and a drain pump for pumping out the wash fluid. During the cleaning cycle, to detect blockage in the screen arrangement, a degree of transmission in the circulation chamber filled with wash fluid is determined with an optical turbidity sensor in a first measuring step. The wash fluid is then pumped out of the collection chamber and the degree of transmission in the circulation chamber is again determined in a second measuring step. The change in the degree of transmission from the first measuring step to the second measuring step is then evaluated.02-07-2013
20090159097DISHWASHER IN THE FORM OF A PROGRAMMABLE MACHINE AND ITS OPERATING METHOD - A dishwasher in the form of a programmable machine, in particular a commercial dishwasher, having a pre-cleaning station, which is disposed outside a treatment chamber of the dishwasher, and having a waste water transfer system, by which washing liquid can be fed from a wash tank of the dishwasher as pre-cleaning liquid to the pre-cleaning station.06-25-2009
20130133694SOLVENT COMPOSITIONS FOR REMOVING PETROLEUM RESIDUE FROM A SUBSTRATE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Water-soluble solvent compositions, including from about 10% to about 60% by weight of an aromatic ester; from about 30% to about 60% by weight of an aliphatic ester; from 0% to about 15% by weight of a co-solvent; from 0% to about 20% of one of a cyclic terpene and a terpenoid; from 0% to about 1% by weight of an odor-masking agent; and from 0% to about 20% by weight of a nonionic surfactant, for removing petroleum residue from a substrate, and methods of use thereof. The composition can further comprise water. The composition also can comprise an aqueous solution. The method for removing petroleum residue from a substrate can further comprise recycling the solvent composition by using a countercurrent separation column charged with compressed ammonia and/or carbon dioxide and a spinning band distillation column to separate the solvent composition from the petroleum residue.05-30-2013
20100108096Liquid processing method and apparatus - A liquid processing method performs a liquid process after an etching target film formed on a surface of a substrate is etched through a hard mask layer used as an etching mask and having a predetermined pattern formed therein. The liquid process is used for removing the hard mask layer and a polymer deposited due to etching. The method includes a second step of switching from a discard side to a collection side for collecting a chemical liquid used in the liquid process and recycling the chemical liquid in the liquid process, when the hard mask layer is removed by a first step to a residual quantity at which the chemical liquid used in the liquid process becomes collectable for reuse.05-06-2010
20130037056SYNERGISTIC INTERACTION OF WEAK CATION EXCHANGE RESIN AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE - The present invention relates to methods, apparatuses, and systems for treating water. The methods, apparatuses and systems reduce scaling associated with solubilized water hardness using a sequence of water treatment agents, including a first threshold agent shedding weak cation exchange resin and a second magnesium compound conversion agent water treatment. The system or apparatus and methods according to the invention provide synergistic reduction of hard water scaling and elimination of cementing on the insoluble magnesium compound.02-14-2013
20130037058HYDROCHLOROFLUOROOLEFIN-BASED CLEANING COMPOSITIONS - The invention relates to the use of a liquid composition including 02-14-2013
20130037057MINIMAL ENTRY METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING FLUID CONTAINERS - A system for cleaning a container that includes a cleaner positioned inside the container that includes a spray nozzle, an arm configured to move the nozzle, and a fluid recovery device positioned inside the container. The fluid recovery device may include a return line configured to convey a waste fluid from the container and an injection line. The injection line may add a flow additive internal or external to the return line. The system may also include a supply pump positioned outside the container; and a retrieval pump positioned outside the container.02-14-2013
20100132738Method and Apparatus for Cleaning and De-Icing Wind Turbine Rotor Blades - A method of cleaning at least one of grime and built-up ice off a rotor blade of a wind turbine includes, in an exemplary embodiment, positioning a rotor blade in an immobile position in a downward orientation substantially parallel to the tower, positioning a tank containing a cleaning solution directly below the rotor blade, and positioning a plurality of lifting arms adjacent the tank. The plurality of lifting arms are attached to an elliptical spray head with at least one pipe connected to the elliptical spray head and to a pump operatively coupled to the tank. The method also includes raising the lifting arms to lift the elliptical spray head to a predetermined position along a longitudinal axis of the rotor blade, pumping cleaning solution from the tank to the elliptical spray head, spraying the cleaning solution onto an outer surface of the rotor blade to clean the rotor blade, and collecting the spent cleaning solution in the tank.06-03-2010
20110192421COMPOSITIONS FOR DEGREASING HARD SURFACES - The invention relates to degreasing compositions comprising at least one dialkyl amide of formula (I), R08-11-2011
20130068253SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PURGING A BEARING AND BEARING HOUSING - A system and method for heating a purging fluid contained in a portable oil sump or reservoir, and pumping the hot purging fluid through a bearing housing in order to purge the bearing and bearing housing of accumulated hardened grease, sludge, and debris. The heated purging fluid can then be suctioned into the sump or reservoir, screened and filtered, and re-circulated through bearing housing to continue purging the bearing and bearing housing.03-21-2013
20120216834COMPOSITION FOR CLEANING A HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM HAVING AN ALUMINUM COMPONENT - Disclosed herein is a cleaner concentrate comprising: greater than 10 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, 0.5 to 35 weight percent of oxalic acid, and an azole compound, wherein weight percent is based on the total weight of the cleaner concentrate.08-30-2012
20120216833REAL TIME LIQUID PARTICLE COUNTER (LPC) END POINT DETECTION SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a method and apparatus for ex-situ cleaning of a chamber component. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a method and apparatus for endpoint detection during ex-situ cleaning of a chamber component used in a semiconductor processing chamber. In one embodiment, a system for cleaning parts disposed in a liner with a cleaning fluid is provided. The system comprises a portable cart, a liquid particle counter (LPC) carried by the portable cart, the LPC configured for detachable coupling to a fluid outlet port formed through the liner, the LPC operable to sample rinsate solution exiting the line, and a pump carried by the portable cart and configured for fluid coupling to the liner in a detachable manner, the pump operable to recirculate rinsate solution through the liner.08-30-2012
20130056029ADJUSTABLE FILTER SYSTEM FOR A DISHWASHING APPLIANCE - An adjustable filter system for a dishwashing appliance is provided. More specifically, a filter system is provided whereby the relative amount of fluid filtered by two different filters can be selectively controlled during operation of the dishwashing appliance. Flow can be directed primarily to one filter or the other depending upon the size of the soil particles expected at certain times during the cleaning process. Selection can be e.g., based on the temperature of fluid used in the appliance or determined by a controller.03-07-2013
20100083985Method for cleaning photomask-related substrate, cleaning method, and cleaning fluid supplying apparatus - Provided is a method for cleaning a photomask-related substrate, the method in which, when a photomask-related substrate contaminated by a sulfate ion, the photomask-related substrate being selected from a substrate for a photomask, a photomask blank, a photomask, and a production intermediate thereof, is cleaned with pure water, a deaerating step of removing dissolved gas by deaeration is performed in advance on the pure water used for cleaning. Moreover, provided is a method for cleaning a substrate to be cleaned by supplying a cleaning fluid to a cleaning apparatus, the method in which, when the substrate to be cleaned is cleaned by filtering the cleaning fluid with a filter for removing foreign matter and supplying the filtered cleaning fluid to the cleaning apparatus through a supply pipe, at least, prior to a supply of the filtered cleaning fluid to the cleaning apparatus, the filtered cleaning fluid is discharged to the outside of a system through a discharge pipe, and then the filtered cleaning fluid is supplied to the cleaning apparatus through the supply pipe. As a result, provided is a cleaning method that can increase cleaning efficiency for a sulfate ion in a simple and easy way and can reduce the generation of minute foreign matter extremely when, in particular, a photomask-related substrate selected from a substrate for a photomask, a photomask blank, a photomask, and a production intermediate thereof is cleaned.04-08-2010
20090056752Method of controlling a dishwashing machine having a steam generator - A method of controlling a home appliance, such as a dish washing machine, that includes supplying steam in a washing operation is disclosed. The method includes supplying steam generated by a steam generator, and supplying water to a water tank of a steam generator such that water overflows the water tank of the steam generator before and/or after steam is supplied to the washing chamber.03-05-2009
20120222704System, Method and Apparatus for Recycling Quenching Medium - This invention is generally directed to a new metal parts quenching medium recycling apparatus. This device is composed of a heating furnace, a spray rinsing chamber, an immersion cleaning tank, a washing chamber, a liquid storage tank, a quenching chamber and a molten and mixing tank, in present invention, the recovering and recycling of quenching medium is carried out automatically in the molten and mixing tank, providing a minimized workload and safely procedure to recover and recycle the quenching medium. This procedure eliminates both the loss of the quenching medium, and the related environmental pollution.09-06-2012
20090241993DRAIN SYSTEM FOR A WAREWASHER - A conveyor warewasher for washing wares includes a first tank including a drain system having a drain outlet and a drain stop movable between a drain outlet closed position and a drain outlet open position. A second tank includes a drain system having a drain outlet, an associated drain path that leads to the first tank and an associated drain path stop moveable between a drain path open position and a drain path closed position. A drain control assembly includes a common drain actuator operatively connected to cause both (i) movement of the drain stop from the drain outlet closed position to the drain outlet open position and (ii) movement of the drain path stop from the drain path closed position to the drain path open position.10-01-2009
20120111363METHOD OF REUSING WASH AND RINSE LIQUID IN A DISHWASHER - A method of operating a dishwasher having a treating chamber for washing utensils includes draining, capturing, and storing a portion of a wash liquid multiple times within a single cycle to optimize water savings.05-10-2012
20120067372MINIMAL ENTRY METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING FLUID CONTAINERS - A system for cleaning a container may include: a fluid source; an arm that moves a nozzle in at least two directions; a fluid retrieval device; a separator; and a fluid mover. One method for cleaning includes securing an arm to a support positioned at least partially outside of the container; spraying a fluid onto an inner surface of the container using the nozzle; drawing the fluid and an entrained material out of the container using the fluid retrieval device; removing at least some of the entrained material from the fluid using the separator; and conveying the fluid from the separator to the nozzle using the fluid mover. The arm and/or the fluid retrieval device may be remotely installed.03-22-2012
20130160798MANUAL SPRAY CLEANER AND PROTECTANTS - A method of cleaning a carpet surface comprises the steps of simultaneously dispensing a cleaning composition and an oxidizing composition that enhances the cleanability of the cleaning composition from separate first and second chambers onto the carpet surface and recovering a soiled cleaning solution from the carpet.06-27-2013
20080308124WASH RACK SYSTEM WITH SIDE TROUGH - A cleaning system is provided which includes a wash floor, a side trough adjacent the wash floor, which is positioned to receive waste from the wash floor and is attached to a filtering system. A method of using this cleaning system is also provided.12-18-2008
20120234353AUTOMATED RECEPTACLE CLEANING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A self-contained, mobile system for cleaning trash receptacles. The system comprises a water system and a lift system that work in conjunction with each other to provide an automated method for cleaning trash receptacles. The water system acts as a water purification system minimizing waste of the cleaning solution and maximizing efficiency. The system may be adapted to clean multiple trash receptacles sequentially or simultaneously.09-20-2012
20110271983Automated swimming pool cleaner having an angled jet drive propulsion system - A self-propelled cleaning apparatus for cleaning a submerged surface of a pool or tank includes a housing having a front portion as defined by the direction of movement of the apparatus when propelled by a water jet, an opposing rear portion and adjoining side portions defining the periphery of the apparatus, and a baseplate with at least one water inlet. Rotationally-mounted supports are coupled proximate the front and rear portions of the housing to enable movement of the apparatus over the submerged surface. A water pump is configured to draw water and debris from the pool through the inlet for filtering. A stationary directional discharge conduit is in fluid communication with the pump and has at least one discharge opening through which a pressurized stream of water forming the water jet is directionally discharged at an acute angle with respect to the surface over which the apparatus is moving.11-10-2011
20130019898EFFLUENT COLLECTION UNIT FOR ENGINE WASHING - An effluent collection unit for engine washing is formed by a portable trailer having a plurality of sides forming an internal compartment and an effluent collection system positioned within the internal compartment, which effluent collection device captures engine wash water effluent when the trailer is placed in an operational configuration.01-24-2013
20110126855CONTROL METHOD OF A DISHWASHER - A control method of a dishwasher is provided in which a filter is cleaned by controlling an operation of a washing pump. In this control method, washing fluid pumped by the washing pump back flows and is directed to the filter so as to remove foreign materials accumulated in the filter from the filter.06-02-2011
20110284028Vacuum Cleaners with Self-Cleaning Filtration, and Other Self-Cleaning Filters - A particularly advantageous vacuum cleaner system has at least two filters and self-cleans its filters via back-flushing, without needing to stop normal operation to self-clean. Also, a self-cleaning valve assembly is provided for use in a vacuum cleaner. Also, a vacuum cleaner is provided that uses permanent, self-cleaning filters, and does not need disposable filters or filter bags, and advantageously can use inexpensive plastic bags. In another vacuum cleaner system, waste is collected in an ordinary plastic bag without any special preparation or modification of the bag being needed. Further, an inventive self-cleaning X-valve assembly cleans itself and is useable in the vacuum cleaner system.11-24-2011
20110284027METHODS FOR GRANULAR SCAVENGER MATERIAL TRANSFER - A method for cleaning a reactor, the method including circulating a fluid inside the reactor, pumping the fluid from the reactor into an inlet of a tank cleaner, and removing solids from the fluid to produce a clean fluid. The method further includes transferring the clean fluid to the reactor and transferring pneumatically the removed solids to a pressurized vessel. Also, a method for transferring spent granular material, the method including providing a vacuum system disposed at a hydrocarbon production site to remove spent material from a reactor, transferring the spent material through the vacuum system into a pressurized vessel, and conveying pneumatically the spent material from the pressurized vessel to a second pressurized vessel.11-24-2011
20100170536HIGH PRESSURE WATER CLEANING SYSTEM WITH RECYCLED WASTE WATER - A system for removing material from a surface includes a platform mounting a spinning water jet. A high pressure pump delivers water at a high pressure to the spin water jet. The high pressure pump receives water from a fresh water tank. A vacuum is applied within the platform to remove waste water and material back onto a vehicle frame, and into a vacuum tank. The vacuum tank is provided with filters to screen removed materials from the waste water. The waste water then being returned to the fresh water tank for reuse.07-08-2010
20090007937APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL - In a general aspect, an apparatus for washing biological material is provided which includes an outer sleeve, and an inner sleeve disposed within the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has an open end for receiving the biological material, and an opposed closed end. The inner sleeve is detachably and slidably positioned within the outer sleeve, and includes a first port for receiving and dispensing washing liquid, a second port defining a liquid flow path between an interior of the inner sleeve and an interior of the outer sleeve, and a filter disposed in the second port. The filter allows passage of washing liquid but not passage of the biological material therethrough. A chamber, formed between the filter and the closed end of the outer sleeve, is configured to permit flow of washing liquid via the filter while retaining the biological material therein.01-08-2009
20080308125Apparatus and Method for Cleaning a Sawn Wafer Block - An apparatus for cleaning a sawn wafer block includes a cleaning basin, a fixture for holding a sawn wafer block in the cleaning basin such that, when cleaning liquid is present in the cleaning basin, at least a portion of the wafer block having sawn gaps is disposed in the cleaning liquid, at least one outlet port in a bottom region of the cleaning basin, and a closer for the outlet port, by means of which the outlet port may be opened and closed. The closer, the outlet port and the bottom region of the cleaning basin are configured such that, by opening the closer the cleaning liquid is drainable so fast from at least the area of the cleaning basin having the wafer block disposed therein that contaminants are removable from the sawn gaps due to a suction effect of the cleaning liquid.12-18-2008
20090277475PARTS WASHER - A parts washer comprises a cabinet defining a washing chamber and a tank for holding a volume of liquid. A fluid communication path extends between the tank and a discharge valve. During a normal wash cycle, cleaning fluid is drawn from the tank, passes through the communication path, and is returned to a manifold within the washing chamber to clean articles held therein. A separator is in fluid communication with the tank and separates contaminants from the liquid to produce clean liquid that flows back to the tank. A drain system allows draining of the separator to the tank and comprises a drain valve in fluid communication between the separator and a tank. An actuator system is coupled with the discharge valve and the drain valve to open the drain valve allowing the separator to drain to the tank and, opening the discharge valve allowing the tank (and thus the separator) to be purged via the discharge valve.11-12-2009
20120097188Method and Apparatus for Treating Substrates - In the case of a method and an apparatus for treating substrates, resist layers are removed from the substrates by spraying with process solution. The substrates are sprayed with the process solution first in a main stripping module and then in a post-stripping module and the said process solution collects in containers under the modules. At least one container is respectively provided for each module. The process solution is collected in the main stripping module in two containers and first fed directly into a second container, which is largely separated from the first container by a wall, which is liquid-permeable in a region significantly below the surface level of the process solution. Process solution is taken from the first container without froth and returned once again into the cycle of the process for wetting the substrates.04-26-2012
20090151749Method and Apparatus for Washing Fruits and Vegetables - One embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for washing a product with a fluid. The tank may receive a plurality of product, such as fruits and vegetables, into the fluid and be configured to receive a moving conveyor, having a first end, a second end, a first section, and a second section. The conveyor may have a plurality of protruding panels being structured and arranged on the conveyor to push the product through the fluid in the tank and to lift the product from the fluid in the tank to the second end of the conveyor. At least one first nozzle may be positioned substantially above the conveyor and configured to deliver the fluid onto the product as the product is pushed by the plurality of panels. The fluid delivered from the at least one first nozzle may rotate the product in the fluid in the tank.06-18-2009
20120024322SAND WAND ASSEMBLY - An apparatus and method for removing sediment from a waterway using a high pressure water spray and a suction line is disclosed. The high pressure water is directed through a pressure line. The high pressure water helps to suspend sediment that has settled in the waterway. Water and suspended sediment is then vacuumed up by the suction line and deposited outside the water for further treatment or disposal. The apparatus is designed to be hand-held by an individual situated in the waterway, such that great control over which specific locations within the waterway are being treated. An outlet from the pressure line is selectively moved between a first position to direct pressurized fluid against the waterway surface to be treated and a second position that enhances removal of the water with suspended sediment.02-02-2012
20120024321CLEANING SYSTEM HAVING HEATED CLEANING ENCLOSURE FOR CLEANING HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE BUNDLES - An improved portable cleaning system for use in cleaning heat exchanger tube bundles, fin-fans, towers and other elongated components. The cleaning system comprises a cleaning unit having a cleaning enclosure that receives and cleans the component and a control unit that controls the operation of the system. The cleaning unit has a cleaning enclosure defining a chamber sized and configured to receive the component through a sealable lid. A roller assembly rotates the component while a spray assembly sprays cleaning fluid over and into the rotating component. The cleaning fluid is heated in the chamber using surface heating elements attached to heat transfer plates along sections of the chamber walls. A vapor recovery system captures and treats toxic vapors. In use, the cleaning system is transported to a facility to clean the components on-site using cleaning fluid supplied by the facility and discharging waste to the facility.02-02-2012
20100269860SURFACE CLEANING AND RECYCLING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for cleaning large surface areas. The method and vehicle clean large surface areas such as streets, runways, aircraft carrier decks, and the like, wherein a substantial portion of the soiled water is recaptured, processed, and reused.10-28-2010
20110197920Monitoring and Recording Device for Clean-In-Place System - A controller and recorder is disclosed for controlling, monitoring, and recording concentrations, temperature, air flow, fluid flow, and valve position a cleaning system. The invention allows a user to monitor multiple outputs at one time to quickly and efficiently diagnose malfunctions in the cleaning system. The invention records and archives the outputs during operation of the cleaning system. The data may then be downloaded by a user and analyzed for malfunctions in the system. For example, the data may indicate malfunctioning valves or fouled sensors in the cleaning system.08-18-2011
20100078043CLEANING DEVICE AND CLEANING METHOD - An initial resistivity value of pure water is measured. A lifter is cleaned in a state where the pure water is continuously supplied to the rinsing tank to replenish the rising tank while the pure water is being drained from the rinsing tank. A resistivity value of the pure water in process of cleaning the lifter is measured at predetermined time intervals. A difference value between each of the resistivity values and the initial resistivity value is calculated, and the calculated difference values are integrated. An amount of residual chemical solution of the lifter in process of being cleaned is calculated based on an integration result thus obtained. A period of cleaning time necessary for the lifter to become clean in a state where a flow rate of the drained/replenishing pure water per unit time is maintained is calculated based on the amount of residual chemical solution. The lifter is continuously cleaned in the state where the flow rate of the drained/replenishing pure water per unit time is maintained until the period of cleaning time elapses.04-01-2010
20080276962RECAPTURE OF IONS APPLIED IN A WASH PROCESS - A wash cycle is provided for a clothes washer, the clothes washer having a wash zone for receiving a substrate load to be cleaned. The wash cycle includes a step of providing a wash liquor for applying to the substrate load. Another step is loading the wash zone with the substrate load. Another step is mixing metal ions with an inactive bleaching agent as catalyst agents to catalyze an activation reaction to produce an active bleaching agent. Another step is combining the active bleaching agent with the wash liquor. Another step is applying the wash liquor with the active bleaching agent to the substrate load. Another step is capturing the metal ions prior to a disposal of the wash liquor.11-13-2008
20090283111Dishwasher, In Particular Domestic Dishwasher, and Method for Operating Said Dishwasher - A dishwasher, in particular a domestic dishwasher, having at least one substantially closed water circuit in which washing liquor is recirculated in a first direction in accordance with a program control unit, with the washing liquor being conveyed through a filter element during recirculation in order to filter impurities. Provision is made of a device for reversing the direction of flow, and this allows recirculation of the washing liquor in a second direction, which runs counter to the first direction, in order to flow through and eliminate impurities from a first screen, with the first screen being arranged in the water circuit in such a way that liquid forcibly flows through the first screen during recirculation of the washing liquor both in the first and in the second direction.11-19-2009
20120291805DISHWASHER WITH FILTER ASSEMBLY - A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid.11-22-2012
20080283094SCREENING ARRANGEMENT FOR A DISHWASHER, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS AND METHOD - A screening arrangement is provided for a dishwasher having a tub portion defining a sump about a lower end thereof. The dishwasher further includes a heating element disposed proximate to the lower end of the tub portion and defining laterally-opposed inner and outer peripheries. A screen element is arranged adjacent the sump and is configured to screen a dishwashing fluid entering the sump from the tub portion. The screen element extends laterally inward of the inner periphery of the heating element and laterally outward of the outer periphery of the heating element. The screen element is also configured to be heat-resistant so as to protect one of the lower end, the sump, and a lower spray arm from heat emitted by the heating element. An associated apparatus and method are also provided.11-20-2008
20090178693EXTRACTION PROCESS UTILZING LIQUIFIED CARBON DIOXIDE - A method for removing contaminants from synthetic resin material includes contacting a particulate synthetic resin material containing at least one contaminant with a solvent other than carbon dioxide. At least a portion of the contaminant is removed from the particulate synthetic resin material and becomes dispersed in the solvent. The solvent, with the contaminant dispersed therein, is then removed from the particulate synthetic resin material. Thereafter, at least a portion of the solvent still contained on the synthetic resin material is removed by contacting the particulate synthetic resin material with liquid carbon dioxide to dissolve the solvent into the carbon dioxide.07-16-2009
20090188530METHOD OF CLEANING FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE - Provided is a method of cleaning a flexible substrate. The method includes the steps of: preparing a flexible substrate and detaching an impurity adhered to both surfaces of the flexible substrate using rotating first rollers disposed on the both surfaces of the flexible substrate; and removing the impurity by transferring the impurity from the first roller to a second roller using the rotating second roller having a relatively higher adhesion than the first roller.07-30-2009
20090025753Lithographic Apparatus And Contamination Removal Or Prevention Method - A lithographic apparatus is disclosed having an in situ ozonizer, which is used to produce ozone gas, for example, by UV irradiation of an oxygen-containing gas. The thus produced ozone is dissolved in ultra-pure water by contacting the ozone with the ultra-pure water through a permeable membrane.01-29-2009
20110139179Concrete/Asphalt Wet Washing System - A surface cleaning system having a storage system including a debris separation tank and a water container, a collection tray, a series of nozzles configured to direct water from said storage system forward toward a ramp extending from a surface to be cleaned to the collection tray and a pump configured to draw debris and water from said collection tray and direct debris and water to the debris separation tank.06-16-2011
20110220146ARTIFICIAL TURF CLEANING - The invention relates to a device for cleaning a ground surface of artificial turf with filler, comprising a frame, moving and supporting means arranged on the frame for the purpose of moving the device over the ground surface, and processing means arranged on the frame for processing a flow of material taken up from the ground surface, such as dirt and filler, wherein the processing means comprise: a take-up means, a separating means, a collecting means, a feedback means. The invention is characterized in that the processing means further comprise a dust suction device, wherein the dust suction device comprises at least a pump means for creating an underpressure and a dust inlet which is connected to a suction side of the pump means and which is arranged in the vicinity of the separating means in the device.09-15-2011
20090211601SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING VAPOR AND PARTICULATES FROM A FLOW OF A LIQUID AND AN AIR STREAM - System for extracting vapour and particulates from a flow of at least an air stream, the air stream including vapour and particulates, the system having a funnel and a filter unit; an opening of the funnel being arranged for receiving the flow of at least the air stream; an outlet of the funnel being connected to an inlet of the filter unit, the inlet of the filter unit being arranged for receiving the air stream, wherein the filter unit further includes a housing, a first filter and a second filter, a ventilation unit and a filter unit outlet; the housing having a first, second and third chamber; the first chamber and second chamber being separated by the first filter, the second chamber and third chamber being separated by the second filter; the inlet of the filter unit being located in the first chamber; the ventilation unit being located between the third chamber and the filter unit outlet and being arranged during use for creating an underpressure in the first, second and third chambers, the underpressure being relative to a pressure at the inlet of the funnel to cause the air stream to enter the inlet of the filter unit and wherein the first filter is arranged for separating the vapour from the air stream and the second filter is arranged for removal of the particulates from the air stream.08-27-2009
20090211600DISHWASHER AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR OPERATING IT - The invention relates to a dishwasher comprising a washing chamber, a water collection sump, a circulation pump, a circulation filter system with a flat filter arranged between the washing chamber and the water collection sump and a discharge section arranged between a discharge pump and the washing chamber.08-27-2009
20110139180MANUAL SPRAY CLEANER AND PROTECTANTS - A manual spray cleaner for removing dirt and stains from fabrics and carpets comprising a spray bottle having two separate chambers and a single dispensing spray outlet for dispensing controlled amounts of liquids from each of the chambers. One of the chambers has a fabric/carpet cleaning composition therein and the other chamber has an oxidizing composition that enhances the cleanability of the fabric/carpet cleaning composition. The fabric/carpet cleaning composition and the oxidizing composition are simultaneously drawn from their respective chambers and mixed together at the time that they are dispensed from the spray bottle. At least one of the oxidizing composition and the fabric/carpet cleaning composition includes a fabric/carpet protectant. The two compositions are mixed before or after they are sprayed from the bottle. The two compositions can be pressurized with an aerosol propellant or drawn from their respective chambers by a mechanical pump.06-16-2011
20090165819METHOD FOR TREATING FINE STRUCTURE, SYSTEM FOR TREATING FINE STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for treating a fine structure, includes supplying a liquid to a surface of the fine structure having protrusions on the surface thereof; and thereby treating the surface of the fine structure. The liquid has a smaller surface tension than that of water and is not substantially compatible with water.07-02-2009
20090250082CONVEYOR DEBRIS WASHING APPARATUS AND METHODS - The invention relates to systems and methods that remove debris from conveyor systems, such as swarf conveyors used in machining operations. In an example, the invention relates to swarf conveyor cleaning and collecting systems and methods, or may be generally applicable for operation with other conveyor systems and environments. The washing system according to an example is positioned in association with a swarf conveyor adjacent the discharge end of the conveyor and at a position adjacent the return path immediately after the conveyor discharge end. The washing systems may be used in a variety of industries and applications, for example, metal machining operations, agricultural operations, food operations, recycling operations, lumber operations, or other operations using a conveyor system to move or remove products which can be undesirably retained on the conveyor system.10-08-2009
20110232684SOLAR SYSTEM CLEANING APPARATUS - Solar system cleaning apparatuses and methods of cleaning solar systems are described. A solar system cleaning apparatus includes a vehicle. A first basin is mounted on the vehicle, the first basin to supply a cleaning medium to a solar module. A second basin is mounted on the vehicle, the second basin to collect the cleaning medium from the solar module. A filter is coupled to the first basin and the second basin, the filter to transfer the cleaning medium from the second basin to the first basin.09-29-2011
20100192976APPARATUS FOR CLEANING A MEMBRANE MODULE AND A METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed are an apparatus for cleaning a membrane module and a method therefor, which can minimize consumption of chemicals required to clean the membrane module while maximizing a recovery cleaning rate of the membrane module without completely stopping a water treatment operation. The cleaning apparatus includes a first flushing bath for flushing a membrane module transferred from a water treatment tank, and a first chemical cleaning bath for cleaning the membrane module, which has been completely flushed and transferred from the first flushing bath, by use of a first chemical solution.08-05-2010
20100212691POWER WASHDOWN FOR DEEP FRYER SYSTEM - A washing system for a deep fryer having a fryer pot including a pump, a fryer pot having at least one port that is in fluid communication with the pump; and a valve in fluid communication with the one port and the pump. The system further comprising a diverter affixed to wall and disposed interiorly of the port that deflects fluid projecting from the at least one port against the wall. The system has a controller system that sends a signal to commence a filtration cycle for the frypot to thereby open the valve and provide access to fluid from said pump through the port to thereby clean a wall of the fryer pot. Each diverter is shaped to deflect oil released from the port against the wall to which it is affixed.08-26-2010
20100236574CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR-COOLED CONDENSER BUNDLES - A system and method for cleaning components of an air-cooled condenser has a spray cleaning system configured to spray cleaning fluid onto at least part of the air-cooled condenser; and a line that draws off condensate from the condenser that has been condensed by a condenser. The system feeds the drawn-off condensate to the cleaning system for use as the cleaning fluid.09-23-2010
20100242994DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING WASTE WATER FROM TURBINE ENGINE WASHING - An apparatus is provided for collecting waste water from cleaning operations performed on aircraft turbine engines. The apparatus comprises a frame structure. On the frame structure a support arm is pivotally mounted. An actuator arm is arranged to raise and lower the support arm between an essentially horizontal transport position to an operative position forming an angle in the range of more than 0° to 90° or less with respect to the horizontal. A liquid separation device is pivotally attached to the support arm so as to be movable around both a horizontal and a vertical axis.09-30-2010
20110114121LAMINAR FLOW TANK - A cleaning apparatus is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a tank defined by sidewalls extending from a base. A plurality of fluid outlets defined within an upper portion of opposing sidewalls are arranged as an array extending across a length and depth of the upper portion. The plurality of fluid outlets are configured to provide horizontally aligned fluid streams into an interior of the tank. The horizontally aligned fluid streams arranged such that an uppermost stream proceeds to an inner mid region of the tank and each successively lower stream proceeds closer to a sidewall from which the successively lower stream emanates, laminarly changing the direction of each of the horizontally aligned fluid streams to vertically aligned fluid streams toward a bottom of the tank. A support nest is disposed in a lower portion of the tank. A recirculation pump is disposed below the base of the tank. A method of cleaning a substrate is also provided.05-19-2011
20110056519Portable Containment Device and Method - The present invention provides a containment device comprising a support structure and a container being flexible and removably attached to the support structure. The container has a cavity defined by a base and a plurality of walls. The container has a top perimeter defined by the walls and a bottom perimeter defined by the base, wherein the dimension of the top perimeter is less than the bottom perimeter, and wherein the support structure is substantially disposed within the cavity.03-10-2011
20090007938Pulsed Chemical Dispense System - The present invention relates to a cost saving liquid-treatment unit (01-08-2009
20100300487METHOD OF RECYCLING A RINSE AID TO PRECONDITION SOILS - A method of preconditioning soils on wares in a dishwasher between successive wash cycles of the dishwasher includes retaining a fluid containing a rinse aid from an initial wash cycle of a dishwasher and applying at least a portion of the fluid containing the rinse aid to soils on wares in the dishwasher before the start of a subsequent wash cycle of the dishwasher. Application of at least a portion of the fluid containing the rinse aid to soils on wares in the dishwasher may be in response to the occurrence of an event. Dishwashers which retain a fluid containing a rinse aid from an initial wash cycle and apply at least a portion of the fluid containing the rinse aid to soils on wares before the start of a subsequent wash cycle are also disclosed.12-02-2010
20120145194DISHWASHER COMPRISING A RESERVOIR AND ASSOCIATED PREHEATING METHOD - A dishwasher includes a reservoir for storing washing fluid, and a control device configured for calling up at least one dishwashing program for controlling a washing cycle for washing items to be washed in a washing chamber and at least one preheating program for controlling a preheating cycle for preheating washing fluid for a washing cycle separately from each other. The preheating cycle includes a heating phase during which washing fluid is circulated and the circulated washing fluid is heated. The preheating cycle has downstream of the heating phase a pumping phase during which previously circulated and heated washing fluid is pumped into the reservoir.06-14-2012
20110017234METHOD FOR SELF-CLEANING OF A CONTINUOUS DISHWASHER - A method for an automated self-cleaning of a continuous dishwasher for items to be cleaned with at least one rinsing zone, at least one clear rinsing zone and also a transporter. Items to be cleaned are conveyed in the direction of transportation via the transporter. The continuous dishwasher comprises at least one fine filter with a back-rinser on at least one storage tank and also at least one device for emptying each of the storage tanks. The continuous dishwasher automatically carries out a self-cleaning cycle in which cleaning liquid located in each of the storage tanks is used several times in succession in the various zones for cleaning thereof. The cleaning liquid is circulated by means of circulating pumps in the respective storage tanks and supplied to spraying systems, which are already present in the respective zones, or to separate nozzles or nozzle heads for wetting the inner side of the faces delimiting the respective zone.01-27-2011
20100132739METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING CHEMICALS FROM SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER - An apparatus and a method are provided for accurately analyzing and evaluating a degree of contamination on a chamfered part without mixing impurities from parts other than the chamfered part into chemicals. At a position in which, on a front plane flat part of a semiconductor wafer, a boundary region bordering the chamfered part can come into contact with the chemicals, a radius direction position of the chemicals (a distance between a chemicals center and a wafer center) is determined, scanning is performed in a circumference direction, and the chemicals including impurities are collected. Then, at a position that can be brought into contact with the both chamfered part of the semiconductor wafer and the boundary region, a radius direction position of the chemicals is determined, scanning is performed in the circumference direction and the chemicals including impurities are collected. A liquid drop holder is, for instance, relatively rotated in the circumference direction from a desired start point on the circumference of the semiconductor wafer to a finish point.06-03-2010
20110174335WASHING APPARATUS & SYSTEM - A washing apparatus for washing trades equipment. The apparatus comprises at least one washing receptacle for holding or supporting trades equipment to be washed; at least three tanks each of which is in fluid communication with said receptacle; a first pump for pumping substantially clean water from any of the three tanks to a water outlet above the receptacle and a second pump for pumping wash-water from the receptacle to any of the three tanks, wherein in use whilst wash-water is being chemically treated for separation into sedimentary waste and substantially clean water in one of the three tanks, substantially clean water may be pumped by the first pump from a second of the three tanks to the receptacle via the water outlet for washing equipment in the receptacle, and wash-water leaving the receptacle may be pumped by the second pump to a third of the three tanks.07-21-2011
20100037917DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING WASTEWATER IN DISHWASHERS - A device and method for handling waste water to-be-discharged out of a dishwashing machine that includes a pump well and a sump section, with the sump section communicating with the pump well in the lower regions of the dishwashing machine through an inflow section. The device also contains a valve located in or operating with the inflow section that blocks the influx of waste water from the pump well into the sump section when the valve is closed. The valve allows the influx of waste water from the pump well into the sump section when the valve is opened.02-18-2010
20100037916TREATMENT DEVICE, TREATMENT METHOD, AND SURFACE TREATMENT JIG - The treatment device 02-18-2010
20110174336SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a solution change processing which comprises: changing a processing solution stored in a processing bath, specifically deionized water for sulfuric acid; and controlling the temperature of sulfuric acid so changed to a predetermined temperature, first, deionized water is discharged from a processing bath and an external bath. Subsequently, sulfuric acid is supplied from a supplying nozzle to the external bath. Subsequently, an upper circulating process is started by opening and closing a predetermined valve, while allowing a pump and a temperature controller be operated. At the time the temperature of a processing solution is higher than a predetermined value, an inside circulating process is carried out by opening and closing a predetermined valve, while having the pump and the temperature controller keep operating.07-21-2011
20100059086DRAIN SYSTEM FOR A WAREWASHER - A warewasher for washing wares includes a chamber for receiving wares. The chamber has an associated liquid delivery system for spraying liquid onto wares within the chamber. A tank collects the sprayed liquid. A liquid recirculation system moves liquid from the tank back to the liquid delivery system. A drain system is located within the tank. The drain system includes a well, a liquid recirculation system inlet within the well and a drain opening within the well. A drain control assembly includes a drain stopper member and a strainer connected with the drain stopper member. When the drain stopper member is positioned to block flow through the drain opening, the strainer is positioned to block passage of tableware into the well. The strainer is mounted for sliding movement along a length of the drain stopper member enabling, when the drain stopper member is raised slightly to permit flow out of the drain opening, the strainer to remain in position to block passage of tableware into the well.03-11-2010
20120240958SUBSTRATE TREATMENT APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE TREATMENT METHOD - A substrate treatment apparatus includes a treatment vessel in which a substrate is accommodated, a treatment liquid supply unit, a chamber enclosing the treatment vessel, a substrate holding unit, a circulation unit and a control unit. The circulation unit circulates the treatment liquid from the treatment vessel through a circulation path extending through a filter and a temperature controller and spouts the treatment liquid toward the substrate accommodated in the treatment vessel to recover the treatment liquid in the treatment vessel. The control unit controls the liquid surface level of the treatment liquid retained in the treatment vessel below the substrate held at a substrate treatment position.09-27-2012
20110061682ROTARY DRUM FILTER FOR A DISHWASHING MACHINE - A dishwashing machine includes a sump chamber, a porous sheet enclosing a hollow interior, and a scraper in contact with the porous sheet. A portion of the sheet extends into the sump chamber. The sheet is operable to rotate about an imaginary axis.03-17-2011
20120118322FLOW-THROUGH WASHING METHOD AND FLOW-THROUGH WASHING APPARATUS - Disclosed are a flow-through washing method and a flow-through washing apparatus which efficiently remove dust adhering to the surface of a substrate and prevent dust from adhering to the surface of the substrate again after washing. The flow-through washing method runs washing liquid (L) inside a washing tank (05-17-2012
20110146714ROTATING FILTER FOR A DISHWASHING MACHINE - A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a washing chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filter system includes a rotating filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid.06-23-2011
20110041875CLEANING DEVICE AND CLEANING METHOD FOR MEDICINE EJECTING DEVICE - A medicine ejecting device 02-24-2011
20120199161APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR CLEANING OF A NUCLEAR FUEL ELEMENT - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for cleaning a nuclear fuel element in a liquid filled space. The fuel element comprises an inner space with an opening. The apparatus comprises a connecting element, which is adapted to be connected to a portion of the fuel element, which comprises said opening and flow means, which is adapted to create, at least during a part of a cleaning process of the fuel element, a liquid flow through inner space of the fuel element via said opening.08-09-2012
20110253173DISHWASHER, AND PROCESS FOR RINSING OF WASH ITEMS - A dishwasher is disclosed for the batch-wise washing of wash items. In at least one embodiment, the dishwasher includes a wash chamber, which is arranged to accommodate wash items and in which at least one sprayer for spraying out washing liquid and rinsing liquid are disposed; a wash tank, which is arranged to contain washing liquid which during a wash phase shall be supplied to the wash chamber via the at least one sprayer; a recirculating rinse tank, which is arranged to contain used rinsing liquid which during a rinse phase shall be supplied to the wash chamber via the at least one sprayer; a supplier for supplying final-rinse liquid which during a final-rinse phase shall be supplied to the wash chamber via the at least one sprayer; a collecting device, which is arranged to collect liquid which has been sprayed out into the wash chamber via the at least one sprayer; and a pump, which is arranged to pump used rinsing liquid from the collecting device to the recirculating rinse tank.10-20-2011
20110162675SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLEANING CONTAMINANT COLLECTION EQUIPMENT - A wash system for cleaning the exposed surfaces of a contaminant collection device that includes a source of pressurized cleaning solution and a rinse appliance. The rinse appliance includes a first flow path that is adapted to direct the pressurized cleaning solution against a plurality of interior surfaces of a sampling head of the contaminant collection device and a vacuum tube that couples the sampling head to a collection chamber of the contaminant collection device. The rinse appliance may also include a second flow path that is adapted to direct the pressurized cleaning solution against a plurality of interior surfaces of the collection chamber and a separator filter installed therein. The rinse appliance further includes a dipping tank adapted to receive the cleaning solution after passing through one of the first and second flow paths.07-07-2011
20120145193DISHWASHER SYSTEM WITH A REUSE TANK - A method of operating a dishwasher having a wash tub and a reuse tank for storing liquid for subsequent reuse, wherein the condition of the water in the reuse tank may be monitored and/or acted upon to limit the likelihood of undesired effects associated with the growth of micro-organisms in the liquid.06-14-2012
20110083698ZERO WASTE REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM AND DOWNSTREAM RINSING - A system for regulating a reverse osmosis system to obtain zero wastewater. A reverse osmosis apparatus filters water from the fresh water supply into a concentrate rinse stream and a permeate rinse stream. A concentrate storage tank and a permeate storage tank are downstream of the reverse osmosis apparatus and receive the concentrate rinse stream and the permeate rinse stream, respectively. A concentrate solenoid valve and a permeate solenoid valve control the flow of the concentrate rinse stream and the permeate rinse stream from their respective storage tank. An institutional dishmachine receives the concentrate rinse stream and the permeate rinse stream during a rinse cycle of the institutional dishmachine. A control system is operatively connected to the concentrate solenoid valve and the permeate solenoid valve and control flow of the rinse streams into the institutional dishmachine.04-14-2011
20110108063PROCESS FOR DECONTAMINATING PRESERVATIVE-TREATED WOOD AND RECOVERING METALS FROM LEACHATES - Described is a process for decontaminating wood treated with preservative such as chromium copper arsenate (CCA) including contacting the contaminated wood with water and inorganic acid at a concentration between 0.05 and 0.8 N at less than 100° C. to leach out the contaminants and then separate the wood from the solution. Also described is a process for extracting metals such as copper from a solution containing chromium, copper and arsenic, such as the leachate solution used to decontaminate CCA-treated wood, by precipitation using a coagulant at a pH favoring precipitation of arsenic and continued solubility of copper, or by ion exchange resins.05-12-2011
20120031431SUPERCRITICAL NOBLE GASES AND CLEANING METHODS - A cleaning system can include a noble gas, and one or more vessels configured to convert the noble gas into a supercritical fluid, and/or receive and clean an article of manufacture with the noble gas in the supercritical fluid state. A cleaning process can include converting a noble gas into a supercritical fluid state; and cleaning an article of manufacture with the noble gas in the supercritical fluid state so as to remove one or more contaminates from the article of manufacture. A cleaning composition can include a noble gas in a supercritical fluid state, and a textile article of manufacture having one or more contaminates located in the supercritical noble gas.02-09-2012
20110114120METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS - An apparatus for cleaning and conditioning the surface of a semiconductor substrate such as wafer includes a rotatable chuck, a chamber, a rotatable tray for collecting cleaning solution with one or more drain outlets, multiple receptors for collecting multiple cleaning solutions, a first motor to drive chuck, and a second motor to drive the tray. The drain outlet in the tray can be positioned directly above its designated receptor located under the drain outlet. The cleaning solution collected by the tray can be guided into designated receptor. One characteristic of the apparatus is having a robust and precisely controlled cleaning solution recycle with minimum cross contamination.05-19-2011
20110114122WATER-CONDUCTING HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF - A dishwasher includes at least one substantially closed water circuit in which rinsing liquid is circulated according to a program control unit, the rinsing liquid being conveyed through a filter element while circulating in order to filter out dirt. Another water circuit is provided through which the rinsing liquid is circulated according to the program control unit when the filter element is covered with dirt in order to cause the filter element to be cleaned.05-19-2011
20110067732IN-SITU CLEANING SYSTEM - In situ cleaning systems and methods of use are disclosed and provide cleaning use solutions with minimal chemical additives providing environmentally-friendly cleaning compositions. The in situ cleaning system provides one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, providing a cleaning use solution to a washing system.03-24-2011
20110146713Method for cleaning tanks and other containers - A closed-loop system for cleaning tanks and other enclosures utilizing adjustably mounted nozzles for spraying water, other wash fluid and/or beneficial chemical additive within the tanks or other enclosures to be cleaned. Effluent wash fluid leaving a tank is directed to a separator unit for separation of liquids and solids. Solids are disposed of or otherwise removed, while recovered liquids are directed for re-use. Exposure of personnel to the inside of such tanks or other enclosures to be cleaned is minimal.06-23-2011
20110146712FERRIC CHLORIDE RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A pickling process for descaling metal includes a two-stage filtering process to remove pickling liquor fog, mist, and/or vapors from a gas collected during the descaling process. The process includes a two-stage filtering arrangement that includes a first stage filter, which is arranged to remove a liquid phase of the pickling liquor from the gas, and a second stage filter, which is arranged to remove a gaseous phase of the pickling liquor the said gas. The recovered pickling liquor can advantageously be recycled for reuse because it is recovered in a relatively higher concentration that has heretofore been possible.06-23-2011
20090308412STORAGE TANK CLEANING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A tank cleaning apparatus and method is provided that employs a series of associated canisters that house filters of various sizes. Fluid flow to each canister may be selectively ceased so that the filter contained therein may be replaced or cleaned while allowing tank cleaning to be continued.12-17-2009
20110259366ION SOURCE CLEANING IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING SYSTEMS - Cleaning of an ion implantation system or components thereof, utilizing a reactive cleaning reagent enabling growth/etching of the filament in an ion source of the arc chamber, by appropriate control of temperature in the arc chamber to effect the desired filament growth or alternative filament etching. Also described is the use of reactive gases such as XeFx, WFx, AsFx, PFx and TaFx, wherein x has a stoichioimetrically appropriate value or range of values, for cleaning regions of ion implanters, or components of implanters, in in situ or ex situ cleaning arrangements, under ambient temperature, elevated temperature or plasma conditions. Among specific reactive cleaning agents, BrF3 is described as useful for cleaning ion implant systems or component(s) thereof, in in situ or ex situ cleaning arrangements. Also described is a method of cleaning the forelines of an ion implant system for at least partial removal of ionization-related deposit from said forelines, comprising contacting said forelines with a cleaning gas wherein said cleaning gas is chemically reactive with said deposit. Also described is a method of improving the performance and extending the lifetime of an ion implant system, comprising contacting the cathode with a gas mixture.10-27-2011
20100024844WAREWASHER WITH WATER ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM - A warewash machine includes a housing at least in part defining a chamber for cleaning wares. A sump collects hot cleaning water that is recirculated in the chamber during cleaning. A drain line is for draining cleaning water from the sump. A fresh water input system includes at least a hot water input that receives hot water from a hot water source and a cold water input that receives cold water from a cold water source. The fresh water input system has a common input line in communication with the hot water input and the cold water input. A cold water input valve is for controlling input of cold water into the common input line. A hot water input valve is for controlling input of hot water into the common input line. The drain line and the common input line are arranged in a heat exchange relationship to enable heat from cleaning water traveling through the drain line to enable transfer of heat to water traveling through the common input line. A temperature sensor arrangement is associated with the drain line for determining temperature of the cleaning water traveling through the drain line. A controller receives input from the temperature sensor arrangement and is operable to control the cold water input valve and the hot water input valve such that, during a draining operation, if cleaning water traveling through the drain line is above a preselected temperature, the controller opens the cold water input valve to allow water from the cold water source to enter the common input line.02-04-2010
20090044832PORTABLE CONCRETE WASHOUT FACILITY - Apparatuses and methods can reduce washout water use and facilitate removal of waste. A transport vehicle can include a water holding tank, a washout tub, and a means for conveying water. Water can be conveyed from the water holding tank to clean concrete from utensils, chutes, pumps, and other implements through a hose. The water can then be separated from the concrete and conveyed back into the water holding tank using a hose and a strainer.02-19-2009
20120145192PORTABLE OR FIXED VEHICLE WASHING SYSTEM - A portable or fixed vehicle wash system that includes a collection tank having a floor and an opening. The wash system further includes a vehicle drive platform positioned above at least a portion of the opening of the collection tank. A water jet delivery system is positioned directly under the drive platform for delivering a cleansing amount of water to the vehicle. A two stage separation system that has a collection surface positioned beneath the drive platform, is in communication with the collection tank for depositing the collected water. The two stage separation system has a first large debris removal system and a second fine debris removal system. The first large debris removal system collects large debris from the collected water for removal from the collection tank, and the second fine debris removal system collects small debris suspended in the collected water after the collected water moves from the first large debris removal system to the second fine debris removal system.06-14-2012
20120305026Substrate Processing Apparatus and Substrate Processing Method - A film-forming method and a substrate processing apparatus are provided, which are capable of improving productivity of an epitaxial film of GaN by increasing the number of substrates to be processed at one time. The substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate including an epitaxial film includes: a processing chamber configured to process the substrate, a gas supply unit configured supply a source gas for forming the epitaxial film and a cleaning gas into the processing chamber, and a control unit configured to control at least an inside temperature and an inside pressure of the processing chamber, wherein the control unit controls the gas supply unit to supply the cleaning gas into the processing chamber when the inside temperature and the inside pressure of the processing chamber reach a predetermined temperature and a predetermined pressure, respectively.12-06-2012
20110315163Limited space separation and cleaning system and method - A cleaning and separating system is provided for cleaning tanks (such as crude oil storage tanks), and other containers or enclosures. The cleaning and separating system invention fits within a limited space having a relatively small foot-print; preferably an 8 foot tall by 8 foot wide by 10 foot deep shipping container. Although components can be interchanged or modified to fit particular applications, the cleaning and separating system can include a heated working tank having an agitator and a heating element, a centrifuge feed pump, a separation device (such as, for example, de-sander, de-silter, centrifuge, shale shaker, hydrocyclone or other similar apparatus), a liquid effluent tank, an oil and water discharge pump, an auger, a clean water tank, a high-pressure sprayer and/or a rotating nozzle.12-29-2011
20100200018METHOD FOR OPERATING A RINSING LIQUID DEVICE IN A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE FOR CLEANING PIECES OF LAUNDRY, AND RINSING LIQUID DEVICE - A household appliance for cleaning laundry includes a rinsing container that collects rinsing liquid generated during a cleaning process, a controller that stores a connection type of a rinsing liquid device during an initial commissioning of the rinsing liquid device, and one of a collection container that collects rinsing liquid after cleaning a heat exchanger of a heat pump and a connection to an external waste water system that disposes of the rinsing liquid after cleaning the heat exchanger based upon the connection type stored by the controller.08-12-2010
20110100398ACID REMOVAL IN CLEANING PROCESSES - Embodiments of the present disclosure include cleaning processes, cleaning machines, and methods of preventing acidification of a cleaning composition in a cleaning process. The cleaning process includes contacting an article having contaminants with a cleaning composition to remove the contaminants from the article, where the cleaning composition comes to have acidic components as a result of contacting the article with the cleaning composition, and where at least 85 percent by weight, based on a total weight of the cleaning composition, of the cleaning composition is an organic solvent, collecting the cleaning composition with the contaminants and the acidic components, separating the contaminants from the cleaning composition (05-05-2011
20120006355DISHWASHER - A dishwasher, in particular a domestic dishwasher, includes at least one activatable circulating pump for directing liquid against food-soiled items to be cleaned, at least one activatable drain pump for discharging a minimum liquid volume of an operating liquid volume from a pump well of the dishwasher, and a filter unit for preventing soil particles contained in the liquid from reaching the circulating pump. After the drain pump has been activated for discharging the minimum liquid volume and then deactivated, the circulating pump can be activated and an operating parameter evaluated to determine whether there is a residual liquid volume remaining in the dishwasher.01-12-2012
20120006357DRAIN APPARATUS FOR A DRY STRAINER CLEANING HEAD - A drainage device for removing dirt particles and wastewater from a cleaning head for cleaning a dryer screen of a paper production plant includes an air-water separation container. The air-water separation container includes an air outlet, a wastewater outlet and an inlet opening for receiving the dirt particles and the wastewater from the cleaning head. The air-water separation container is connected to the cleaning head so as to be movable transversely relative to the dryer screen together with the cleaning head.01-12-2012
20120006356Substrate Processing Apparatus, Substrate Processing Method, and Computer-Readable Storage Medium - Disclosed is a substrate processing apparatus in which a liquid state raw material is maintained at a high-temperature and high-pressure fluid state by a cooling mechanism at a first raw material receiving unit, a supplying valve of a raw material supplying path is opened to provide the high-temperature and high-pressure fluid to a processing chamber where a target substrate is disposed, and the target substrate is dried by the high-temperature and high-pressure fluid. A second raw material receiving unit is cooled down below a condensation temperature of the raw material by a second cooling mechanism, the high-temperature and high-pressure fluid in the processing chamber is collected at the second raw material receiving unit by opening a collecting valve. The collected raw material is re-utilized as a raw material supplied from the first raw material receiving unit to the processing chamber.01-12-2012
20090165820METHOD OF DISPOSING OF SOILED LIQUID FROM A SUMP ASSEMBLY FOR A RE-CIRCULATING WAREWASHING MACHINE - A sump assembly includes a sump, a divider, and a drain. The sump has a top, a bottom, and a cavity in which rinse water and soiled water are stored. The divider divides the cavity into a first portion and a second portion, which are in fluid communication. The drain is in fluid communication with the second portion. A first water level is approximately level with the drain's opening. During the rinse cycle, the rinse water enters the first portion proximate the top of the sump and raises the first water level to a second water level in the first portion. The rinse water is proximate the top and the soiled water is proximate the bottom of the sump. The second water level directs soiled water proximate the bottom of the sump from the first portion into the second portion where the soiled water is directed into the drain.07-02-2009
20120055511DISHWASHER AND A CONTROL METHOD THE SAME - Provided is a method of controlling a dishwasher. The dishwasher includes a washing chamber accommodating a dish, a sump storing washing water, and supplying the washing water to the washing chamber, and a filter part provided to the sump, and filtering a foreign substance from the washing water. In the method, a first pump is driven to perform a washing or rinsing process, the first pump is stopped and a second pump is driven for a first set time to perform a discharging process, after the washing or rinsing process, the second pump is stopped and the first pump is driven for a second set time, and the first and second pumps are stopped.03-08-2012
20120111364CONCRETE MIXING TRUCK CHUTE WASHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING SAME - The invention comprises an apparatus for washing, storing and transporting concrete wastewater washed from concrete conveying chutes associated with a concrete mixing truck. The apparatus comprises a fluid container having a first opening and a pair of arms extending upwardly above the container. Each end of the arms distal from the container is adapted to mate with a first end of a first concrete chute member and to removably retain the first concrete chute member such that a second end of the first concrete chute member is higher than the first end and the first end is disposed above the first opening in the fluid container. The container is attachable to a concrete mixing truck such that a second concrete chute member attached to the concrete mixing truck can be positioned above the first concrete chute member while the first concrete chute member is mated with the arms. A method of using the apparatus is also disclosed.05-10-2012
20100095984GASPATH CLEANING SYSTEM - Collection system for facilitating engine gaspath cleaning and a water-sealed, chemically resistant suit that at least partially covers the body of a turbojet or turbofan engine. Sealed connections between the suit and hoses convey water and cleaning fluid. An input hose transmits cleaning fluids and water from a cleaning pump into the jet engine and one or more effluent output hoses transmit effluent fluids from the engine to a filtering system. The filter system may filter the effluent fluid of toxic chemicals and pump the filtered effluent fluid into containers for re-use or for environmentally safe disposal.04-22-2010
20120125364AUTOMATED RECEPTACLE CLEANING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A self-contained, mobile system for cleaning trash receptacles. The system comprises a water system and a lift system that work in conjunction with each other to provide an automated method for cleaning trash receptacles. The system may be adapted to clean05-24-2012
20100288306FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR A DISHWASHER, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS AND METHOD - A filtration system for a dishwasher, and an associated apparatus and method, are provided, comprising a macerator chamber adapted to house a macerator device. The macerator chamber is configured to receive washing fluid for the macerator device to comminute contaminants within the washing fluid. A drain chamber is in fluid communication with the macerator chamber and is configured to receive the washing fluid and comminuted contaminants therefrom via a fluid port therebetween. The drain chamber has a vented member associated therewith, which defines at least one first vent providing fluid communication between the drain chamber and the washing fluid circulation system. The vented member is spaced apart from the fluid port, and is configured to strain the comminuted contaminants from the washing fluid so as to retain the comminuted contaminants within the drain chamber while allowing the washing fluid to pass therethrough to the washing fluid circulation system.11-18-2010
20100051057Rotary apparatus and method for cleaning liquid storage tanks - A rotary apparatus and method is provided for cleaning liquid storage tanks, particularly above ground tanks. The rotary cleaning apparatus includes a Tee housing that is rotated around a vertical axis and a nozzle housing mounted to the Tee housing for rotation around a horizontal axis, resulting in a 360° spherical spray pattern. A set of downspray nozzles is mounted to the Tee housing at an angle to the vertical axis to rotate with the housing and generate a conical spray pattern. In the preferred embodiment, the apparatus draws liquid stored in the tank through a filter and pumps the filtered liquid through the rotary cleaning apparatus.03-04-2010
20120211026Apparatus and Methods for Cleaning Reagent Dispensing Tips of a Screening Unit - A plurality of reagent dispensing tips (08-23-2012
20120312324MICROBUBBLE CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A LARGE PRODUCT SUCH AS A VEHICLE - A microbubble cleaning system includes a tank in which a solution into which a product is immersed to clean the product is stored; supplying means for putting microbubbles into the solution and supplying the solution that includes the microbubbles into the tank; oil separating apparatus that collects bubbles that have risen to a surface of the solution stored in the tank as a result of cleaning the product, as well as a portion of the solution that is near the surface of the solution, in order to separate oil from the solution; generating means for generating a surface flow of the solution near the surface of the solution in order to remove the bubbles that have risen to the surface of the solution in the tank; and removing means for removing carbon dioxide from air that is used to generate the microbubbles by the supplying means.12-13-2012
20120073602Cleaning System Having Heated Cleaning Enclosure for Cleaning Heat Exchanger Tube - An improved portable cleaning system for use in cleaning heat exchanger tube bundles, fin-fans, towers and other elongated components. The cleaning system comprises a cleaning unit having a cleaning enclosure that receives and cleans the component and a control unit that controls the operation of the system. The cleaning unit has a cleaning enclosure defining a chamber sized and configured to receive the component through a sealable lid. A roller assembly rotates the component while a spray assembly sprays cleaning fluid over and into the rotating component. The cleaning fluid is heated in the chamber using surface heating elements attached to heat transfer plates along sections of the chamber walls. A vapor recovery system captures and treats toxic vapors. In use, the cleaning system is transported to a facility to clean the components on-site using cleaning fluid supplied by the facility and discharging waste to the facility.03-29-2012
20120073601METHOD FOR REMOVING MERCURY CONTAMINATION FROM SOLID SURFACES - A method of selecting a mercury-contaminated solid surface followed by heating a cleaning solution to a temperature less than 100° C. The cleaning solution can contain hydrocarbon oil and one or more organic sulfur compounds. Afterwards, the heated cleaning solution is contacted with the mercury-contaminated solid surface to remove the mercury contamination.03-29-2012
20110108062METHOD OF WASHING A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A method of washing a gas turbine engine, the method comprising the steps of: providing a gas turbine engine, the engine having an intake and an exhaust, the exhaust having an inner surface and an outer surface; providing a system for washing gas turbine engines, the system including a containment structure; releasably securing the containment structure to the inner surface via a retaining ring; introducing a wash liquid into the intake; and collecting the wash liquid in the containment structure.05-12-2011
20120255577PARTIAL SOLUTION REPLACEMENT IN RECYCLABLE PERSULFURIC ACID CLEANING SYSTEMS - A method of implementing cleaning solution replacement in a recyclable fluid cleaning system for semiconductor wafers includes activating electrode current for an electrolysis reactor included in the cleaning system. At least one of electrode voltage and operating time for the electrolysis reactor is monitored, until a trigger point has been reached. The trigger point includes one of the electrode voltage reaching a predetermined threshold voltage value, a process time counter reaching a predetermined counter value, and a time value that the electrode voltage has been at the threshold voltage value reaching predetermined value. The process time counter is incremented based on one or more of actual wafer processing time, wafer type, number of wafers processed, and thickness of material to be stripped. Upon reaching the trigger point, the electrode current is deactivated, and at least a portion of cleaning system fluid is drained and replaced with fresh cleaning fluid.10-11-2012
20120260942METHOD OF REUSING WASH AND RINSE LIQUID IN A DISHWASHER - A method of operating a dishwasher having a treating chamber for washing utensils includes executing a cycle of operation having at least one liquid supplying phase, removing at least some of the supplied liquid, storing the removed liquid, and later reusing at least some of the stored liquid in the same or subsequent phase or in the same or subsequent cycle of operation.10-18-2012
20120227767Washing Machine and Corresponding Washing Method - A washing machine suitable to effect a washing treatment, thermo-disinfection and possible drying of objects, including a washing chamber in which the objects to be treated are disposed, and a washing circuit including a plurality of exit paths for a washing liquid to be distributed toward the objects to be treated. On the bottom of the washing chamber, in association with a corresponding discharge aperture, valve means to discharge the washing liquid are disposed, which are directly connected to a pipe that discharges directly into the sewerage system.09-13-2012
20100206331MOBILE CONTAINER CLEANING SYSTEM - A movable trash container cleaning system includes a vehicle with a spray booth and a movable access door for enclosing the spray booth. A manipulating arm is provided for engaging and lifting a container disposed outside a vehicle and inverting a container inside the spray booth. A sprayer is provided and disposed for spraying the fluid onto inside surfaces of the inverted container to clean the container and dislodge the solids. A stationary platform is provided for receiving the dislodge solids wash from the inverted container and the ram packer moves to dislodge the solids from the platform into a storage chamber in the vehicle.08-19-2010
20080302390Cleaning a Mask Substrate - This invention relates to a mask cleaning apparatus 12-11-2008
20110120496Automatic solvent reclamation system - A closed loop solvent reclamation system designed such that liquid waste or solvent contained in a receptacle within or near a cleaning apparatus is drawn into a distillation chamber and the desired solvent is evaporated into a clean container, from which the solvent can be used again as a clean solvent. The entire process is automated, thereby ensuring the safety of the operator from solvent spillage at any point in the reclamation process. The design is compact, thus eliminating multiplicity of parts and includes a safety component such as a normal to flow, normally open thermostat, which ensures that the operator is not inadvertently exposed to hot solvent in the event of the failure of the heat exchanger, the latter being used to cool the reclaimed solvent for imminent use. In a further embodiment, a system disposed to separate and recycle solutions or compounds comprising multiple differing types of solvent.05-26-2011
20120266918METHOD FOR CLEANING OF PARTICLE FILTERS - A method of cleaning a particle filter, in particular for combustion engines, includes the steps of adding heat to the inner of the particle filter during a certain time period in order to burn off the enclosed particles, to add liquid material to the inner of the filter during a certain time period in order to remove the burnt particles from the particle filter.10-25-2012
20120318296ULTRA MICRON FILTER FOR A DISHWASHER - A dishwasher and a method of treating utensils in the dishwasher wherein the dishwasher has a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spray system, a liquid recirculation system fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the spray system to recirculate wash liquid from the treating chamber to the spray system, and filters capable of removing particles from the wash liquid.12-20-2012
20110214693METHOD FOR CLEANING TANKS - Method and apparatus for removing residues of hazardous materials from vapour in a tank (09-08-2011
20110265821TECHNIQUES FOR MAINTAINING A SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM - Techniques and systems for maintaining a plasma processing kit consisting of protection and shielding elements without causing damage are introduced. The elements may be made of aluminium, polysilicon and quartz and may be coated with silicon. The surfaces of the elemants show a specified roughness. Precision cleaning and recovery of the contamined kit components of a plasma doping (PLAD) system is used, to extend the life and reusability of the components. The methods described cover the stages of inspection, pre-cleaning, mechanical processing and texturing, post-cleaning, clean-room class cleaning and packaging of the components consisting of quartz, aluminium and/or silicon. Techniques described employ the combination of a variety of means (primarily chemical and mechanical) to achieve the desired levels of cleanliness. The result obtained by methods that include Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Laser Particle Count affirm the efficacy of these techniques.11-03-2011
20110265820CLEANING PROCESS FOR A TEST DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERFORMING SUCH A PROCESS, AND TEST DEVICE - A cleaning process is provided for a test apparatus that has a switch, external connections and internal volumes that can come into contact with a fluid from a filter to be tested or a container to be tested. The cleaning process includes selecting one or more internal volumes to be cleaned, cleaning the selected internal volumes with a cleaning fluid by a corresponding switching of the switch, at least partially draining the cleaning fluid left in the selected internal volumes after cleaning, and flushing the selected internal volumes with a flushing fluid different from the cleaning fluid. Also provided are a computer program product for performing the cleaning process, a cleaning apparatus, and a test apparatus for testing filters and containers.11-03-2011
20120318295FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR A DISHWASHER - A dishwasher with a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spraying system, a liquid recirculation system defining a recirculation flow path, and a liquid filtering system. The liquid filtering system includes a rotating filter disposed in the recirculation flow path to filter the liquid.12-20-2012
20120298140FLUID SCREEN FOR POT AND PAN WASHING MACHINE - A fluid screen for a washing machine, and a washing machine including a fluid screen, is provided. The fluid screen includes a generally planar member including a first end and a second end extending from the first end. The first end is mounted within the wash tank of the washing machine at a location generally in proximity to an operating fluid level within the wash tank. During operation of the washing machine, fluid circulates within the wash tank to create a rolling wash action and the second end of the fluid screen extends from the first end generally in the direction of fluid flow across the surface of the wash tank.11-29-2012
20120138091PROCESSING ASSEMBLY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR WORKPIECE AND METHODS OF PROCESSING SAME - A processing assembly for a semiconductor workpiece generally includes a rotor assembly capable of spinning a workpiece, a chemistry delivery assembly for delivering chemistry to the workpiece, and a chemistry collection assembly for collecting spent chemistry from the workpiece. The chemistry collection assembly may include a weir that is configured to spin with the rotor assembly. A method of processing a semiconductor workpiece is also provided.06-07-2012
20130008468METHOD FOR OPERATING A VACUUM CLEANER HAVING A CYCLONE SEPARATOR AND A VACUUM CLEANER HAVING A CYCLONE SEPARATOR - A method for operating a vacuum cleaner includes providing a vacuum cleaner including a motor-driven fan, a pick-up device configured to pick up an air-dust mixture that is disposed on a suction side of the fan, a dust separator including at least one cyclone separator and a valve element disposed between the pick-up device and the fan. The dust separator is disposed between the pick-up device and the fan. The valve element is operated so as to connect a flow path leading from the pick-up device through the at least one cyclone separator to the fan only when a predefined minimum value of a volume flow generated by the fan or a quantity correlating with the volume flow is present.01-10-2013
20130014784LIQUID PROCESS APPARATUS AND LIQUID PROCESS METHODAANM ITO; NorihiroAACI Koshi-shiAACO JPAAGP ITO; Norihiro Koshi-shi JPAANM AlURA; KazuhiroAACI Koshi-shiAACO JPAAGP AlURA; Kazuhiro Koshi-shi JPAANM SHINDO; NaokiAACI Koshi-shiAACO JPAAGP SHINDO; Naoki Koshi-shi JPAANM HACHIYA; YosukeAACI Koshi-shiAACO JPAAGP HACHIYA; Yosuke Koshi-shi JPAANM NAGAI; TakashiAACI Koshi-shiAACO JPAAGP NAGAI; Takashi Koshi-shi JP - A top plate 01-17-2013
20130019899DISHWASHER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a dishwasher and a control method thereof. According to one aspect, the dishwasher which washes dishes according to washing, rinsing, and drying steps comprises: a tub which is provided with a rack for accommodating dishes, and a washing nozzle for spraying washing water; a sump in which the washing water supplied to the tub is collected; a filter device which is provided to the sump, and allowing foreign substances of the washing water to be filtered; and a cleaning unit which clears away the foreign substances accumulated in the filter device.01-24-2013
20110259367METHOD OF CLEANING FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT - The present invention is generally directed toward methods of cleaning and descaling surfaces contaminated with food soils, especially clean-in-place systems. More particularly, the methods according to the present invention also provide for sanitizing of surfaces contaminated with food soils. Thus, there is provided a single cleaning cycle that may clean, sanitize, and descale food-soiled surfaces, and in certain embodiments, without the need for a pre-rinse step, using an acidic detergent composition comprising a fatty alkyl-1,3-diaminopropane or salt thereof in the presence of an acid selected from the group consisting of inorganic acids, organic acids, and mixtures thereof.10-27-2011
20130174870PROCESS FOR REMOVING POLYMERIC FOULING - A process is provided for removing polymeric fouling on process equipment surfaces to restore the efficiency of such equipment. This is accomplished by contacting the fouled equipment with a solvent comprising at least one non-aromatic hydrocarbon compound, or a mixture of one or more non-aromatic organic compounds and one or more aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, for a period of time sufficient to remove the polymeric fouling.07-11-2013
20130092188CONVERTIBLE DISHWASHER - A dishwasher includes a filtration system that can be configured in a chopping or filtration only arrangement. A check valve cover attached to an accumulator is inserted into a main intake of a sump and divides the main intake into a fluid recirculation chamber in communication with a recirculation intake port, and a separate fluid draining chamber in communication with a drain port. When a drain pump is actuated, fluid is pulled from the accumulator through the drain port until pressure within the fluid draining chamber drops below the pressure of the sump and a check valve in the check valve cover is forced open, allowing fluid to be channeled out of the fluid recirculation chamber into the fluid draining chamber. Optionally, a fine filter system can replace the convertible filtration system, whereby the main intake is in fluid communication with both the recirculation intake port and the drain port.04-18-2013
20130098399VEHICLE WASH STATION - A method and apparatus for washing a vehicle or water craft includes heating only a quantity of clean wash fluid required to completely wash the exterior of the watercraft to a first predetermined temperature. The heated clean wash fluid is discharged through one or more nozzles on a wash station platform at a predetermined temperature so that the temperature of the wash fluid as it strikes the hull of the water craft is at a second minimum temperature to kill organisms adhered to the vehicle. The clean wash fluid is applied in a number of successive wash cycles each covering a predetermined section of the exterior of the watercraft over a predetermined discharge time period for each section. Rotary spinning, oscillating, fixed and manually moveable nozzles are mounted on the wash station platform to automatically and manually provide wash fluid over the entire exterior surface of the water craft.04-25-2013
20110265819SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUSHING CASTINGS - A method for cleaning a component comprises a first stage including the steps of: (i) loading a component into the cleaning chamber of a flush station, (ii) directing a deionized water stream through first filter means, (iii) introducing carbon dioxide into the filtered water stream, (iv) directing the carbonated water stream into a fluid passage to be cleaned in the component, and (v) collecting the dirty water stream after it passes through the component and directing the collected dirty water stream through second filter means for reuse. The method can further include a second stage including the steps of: (vi) loading the component into a testing chamber of a testing station, (vii) directing a deionized water stream through third filter means, (viii) directing the filtered water stream into the fluid passage in the component, and (ix) collecting the water stream after it passes through the component and directing the collected water stream into a particle counter.11-03-2011
20110048458DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FILTERING PROCESSING LIQUID IN PROCESSING TANK - A device for filtering a processing liquid in a processing tank includes an opening for recovering a surface-layer processing liquid on a work-discharging side of the tank, a separating part for recovering an intermediate-layer processing liquid on a work-receiving side of the tank, a hopper for recovering a bottom-layer processing liquid on a bottom surface on the work-receiving side, a first processing liquid discharge nozzle on a bottom surface of the tank and which is oriented in an opposite direction to a work-conveying direction and toward the bottom surface, second processing liquid discharge nozzles on both side surfaces of the processing tank and which are oriented in an opposite direction to the work-conveying direction and toward a work, cyclone devices which filter the processing liquids recovered by the opening, the separating part, and the hopper, and which individually separate foreign material, a separating tank, and a screw conveyor.03-03-2011
20130146086ACID REGENERATION OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - Methods and systems for acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a water source use a treated, softened, acidic water source according to the invention. Various methods of using the softened acidic water generated by acid regenerate-able ion exchange resins are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.06-13-2013
20130146087INTEGRATED ACID REGENERATION OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - Methods and systems for an integrated acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed for use in cleaning applications. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a treated, softened, acidic water source are disclosed. Various methods of using the softened acidic water generated by acid regenerate-able ion exchange resins within a cleaning application, e.g. ware wash machine, are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.06-13-2013
20130146088METHOD FOR WASHING REACTOR - The method for cleaning a reactor of the present invention comprises passing a solvent through a wax-fraction hydrocracking apparatus which is charged with a catalyst and to which supply of a wax fraction is stopped, wherein the solvent comprising at least one oil selected from a group consisting of hydrocarbon and vegetable oils, and having a sulfur content of less than 5 ppm and being in a liquid state at 15° C.06-13-2013
20120255578VEHICLE MOUNTED APPARATUS FOR HIGH-PRESSURE FLUID BLASTING - A vehicle mounted apparatus for high-pressure fluid blasting to remove material from or otherwise treat a surface, the apparatus comprising: a high-pressure fluid supply connected to a nozzle assembly containing at least one nozzle, the nozzle assembly being supported for movement along a track mounted transversely on the vehicle; and a suction device for conveying airflow and removed material through a conduit from the nozzle assembly to a treatment zone within the vehicle, the treatment zone having a separation means for accumulating removed material, a means for conveying airflow from the separation means to the suction device, and a to means for conveying the removed material to a storage zone.10-11-2012
20100307533SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - Disclosed is a substrate processing apparatus, a substrate processing method and a computer-readable medium capable of recovering an extended amount of discharged solution from a processing unit thereby reducing the amount of deionized water for the processing and the cost. The substrate processing apparatus includes, inter alia, a first and second discharge solution lines each connected to a downstream side of a discharge unit, and the discharged solution from each of the first and second discharge solution lines is independently delivered to the processing solution supply unit as a recovered solution. Also, the substrate processing apparatus includes a converting unit that converts flow of the discharged solution from the discharge unit either to the first discharge solution line or to the second discharge solution line. The processing solution supply unit selectively delivers the recovered solution from the first and second discharge solution lines to the processing unit.12-09-2010
20120273004AUTOMATED SWIMMING POOL CLEANER HAVING AN ANGELED JET DRIVE PROPULSION SYSTEM - A self-propelled cleaning apparatus for cleaning a submerged surface of a pool or tank includes a housing having a front portion as defined by the direction of movement of the apparatus when propelled by a water jet, an opposing rear portion and adjoining side portions defining the periphery of the apparatus, and a baseplate with at least one water inlet. Rotationally-mounted supports are coupled proximate the front and rear portions of the housing to enable movement of the apparatus over the submerged surface. A water pump is configured to draw water and debris from the pool through the inlet for filtering. A stationary directional discharge conduit is in fluid communication with the pump and has at least one discharge opening through which a pressurized stream of water forming the water jet is directionally discharged at an acute angle with respect to the surface over which the apparatus is moving.11-01-2012
20130118526METHOD OF REMOVING OIL FROM A MIXTURE OF TOOL STEEL SWARF GRANULAR MATERIAL AND OIL - A method of removing oil from a mixture of tool steel swarf granular material and oil. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.05-16-2013
20110303243PORTABLE CONCRETE WASHOUT FACILITY - Apparatuses and methods can reduce washout water use and facilitate removal of waste. A transport vehicle can include a water holding tank, a washout tub, and a means for conveying water. Water can be conveyed from the water holding tank to clean concrete from utensils, chutes, pumps, and other implements through a hose. The water can then be separated from the concrete and conveyed back into the water holding tank using a hose and a strainer.12-15-2011
20110303242SUBSTRATE TREATING METHOD - A substrate treating method for treating substrates with a treating liquid includes a deionized water cleaning step for supplying deionized water from an injection pipe and cleaning the substrates inside a cleaning tank with deionized water, then a replacing step for injecting a solvent from a solvent injector and replacing the deionized water with the solvent, a separating and removing step for switching a channel to a branch pipe and causing a separator to remove the deionized water from the treating liquid, and an adsorbing and removing step for switching the channel to another branch pipe and causing a deionized water remover to adsorb and remove the deionized water from the treating liquid.12-15-2011
20130192637UREA SULFATE AND SODIUM CHLORIDE BLEND FOR REGENERATION OF CATION EXCHANGE RESINS - Methods and systems for acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a water source use a treated, softened, acidic water source according to the invention. Various methods of using the softened acidic water generated by acid regenerate-able ion exchange resins are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.08-01-2013
20130192638UREA SULFATE AND SODIUM CHLORIDE BLEND FOR REGENERATION OF CATION EXCHANGE RESINS - Methods and systems for an integrated acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed for use in cleaning applications. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a treated, softened, acidic water source are disclosed. Various methods of using the softened acidic water generated by acid regenerate-able ion exchange resins within a cleaning application, e.g. ware wash machine, are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.08-01-2013
20130192639ACID REGENERATION OF ION EXCHANGE RESINS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - Methods and systems for employing softened acidified water sources from an acid regenerated ion exchange resins are disclosed. Various methods of dispensing and/or using the softened acidic water generated by an acid regenerate-able ion exchange resin are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, including water conditioning agents, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.08-01-2013
20120291806CLEANING SYSTEM AND CLEANING METHOD - Provided are a system and method capable of providing a sulfuric acid solution containing peroxosulfuric acid for use in cleaning even in an installation-limited space such as a clean room while suppressing the fluid pressure in a heating part such as a rapid heating heater.11-22-2012
20130199567METHOD FOR WASHING INCINERATION ASH AND DUST CONTAINED IN EXTRACTED CEMENT KILN COMBUSTION GAS - To minimize harmful effects on operation due to scale adhesion while accommodating increase in the amount of generated chlorine bypass dust and suppress facility cost and running cost including medical agent cost low when incineration ash and dust contained in extracted cement kiln combustion gas are subject to water treatment.08-08-2013
20130206176Cleaning system and cleaning method - Provided is a cleaning system including an electrolysis unit that electrolyses a sulphuric acid solution, thereby generating persulphuric acid, an electrolytic solution storage unit that stores the electrolyzed sulphuric acid solution, a first circulation line that circulates the sulphuric acid solution between the electrolysis unit and the electrolytic solution storage unit, a cleaning device that cleans a material subject to cleaning by using the sulphuric acid solution containing the persulphuric acid, a heating unit that heats the sulphuric acid solution used for the cleaning device, a waste liquid storage unit that stores the sulphuric acid solution used by the cleaning device, a second circulation line that transports the sulphuric acid solution electrolyzed by the electrolysis unit via the heating unit to the cleaning device, and circulates the sulphuric acid solution used by the cleaning device for the cleaning via the waste liquid storage unit, and a third circulation line that transports the sulphuric acid solution electrolyzed by the electrolysis unit to the waste liquid storage unit without passing the sulphuric acid solution through the cleaning device, thereby circulating the sulphuric acid solution.08-15-2013

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