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20110198294Apparatus To Extract Magnetic Particles From Suspensions - A system for concentrating magnetic particles suspended in a fluid comprising a vessel for containing said fluid having an inner base surface that slopes downwards towards a collection region, the collection region including a retrieval well for collecting magnetic particles; a magnet assembly for positioning under and in proximity with the vessel for attracting magnetic particles to the bottom surface of the vessel, said magnet assembly providing a relatively larger magnetic flux density at a peripheral region thereof; means for laterally traversing the magnet assembly relative to the vessel between a first position whereby the magnet is generally centered under the vessel and a second position whereby the peripheral portion of the magnet is positioned under the well of the vessel; and agitation means for agitating said vessel to facilitate movement of the magnetic particles to the well, where the concentrated particles can be easily removed. The system facilitates analysis of relatively large volume samples.08-18-2011
20130043191AUTOMATIC BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE PURIFICATION APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH MAGNETIC FILED APPLYING PART, METHOD OF EXTRACTING TARGET SUBSTANCE FROM BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE, AND PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION METHOD - Disclosed is an automatic purification apparatus for isolating target substances from multiple biological samples, and more particularly to an automatic biological sample purification apparatus equipped with a magnetic field applying part, in which the magnetic field applying part for purifying biological samples and a heating part are integrally formed with each other so as to be movable up and down.02-21-2013
20080264869Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus of fluid treatment for a plurality of fluids with a first and a second non-magnetically conductive fluid flow conduit sleeved within at least one segment of magnetically conductive conduit providing a plurality of distinct areas of concentrated magnetic energy. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.10-30-2008
20130037490APPARATUS FOR CONTINUAL MAGNETISATION OF A SLURRY - An apparatus for inducing magnetism in a flowstream of an at least partially magnetisable particulate feed material suspended in a liquid, in use to condition the flowstream to enhance the subsequent separation process, the apparatus including: a treatment chamber having an inlet and an outlet through which the flowstream respectively enters and exits the chamber; and a magnetic source within the treatment chamber, said magnetic source substantially continuously immersed in and activated with respect to the flowstream.02-14-2013
20130037489Method and Apparatus for Separation of Impurities from Liquid by Upflow Granular Media Filters - The present invention is a gravity continuously operating filtration system for separating impurities from liquids. The liquid flows upward through a bed of filter media in a vessel and filtered liquid (filtrate) is collected above the top of the bed. Dirtied filter media are withdrawn from the bottom of the vessel and returned to the vessel from the top. The dirtied filter media are first conveyed to a separation device by which the bulk of solids are separated from the filter media. The reject liquid from the separation device is discharged as waste. The filter media are then cleaned in a spiral wash path and are then returned back to the system. The described cleaning process is far more effective than other similar filtration systems. Majority of essential components are located outside of the vessel and are convenient to access for maintenance and inspection.02-14-2013
20100072141METHOD FOR CONDITIONING FLUIDS UTILIZING A MAGNETIC FLUID PROCESSOR - The invention is a process that utilizes a device or processor that includes an elongated housing comprising a core enclosed by a magnetic component in combination with an electrical return path, which affects the electrons within fluids, thereby separating, for example, metals and organic or inorganic materials from fluids, in order to achieve desired fluid composition and properties.03-25-2010
20130206701METHOD OF TRANSPORTING MAGNETIC PARTICLES - A method of transporting magnetic particles enables magnetic particles to be transported between a plurality of microfluidic chambers which are connected to one another via a fluidic connection on a radially inner side, and are fluidically separated from one another on a radially outer side. Magnetic forces and centrifugal forces are exploited to transport magnetic particles from one chamber to another across phase boundaries.08-15-2013
20120175312MAGNETIC FILTRATION APPARATUS - A magnetic filtration apparatus to separate ferrous contaminant material from a working fluid. The separation apparatus has a housing that is divided into a plurality of filtration chambers, each chamber having an elongate magnetic core to generate a magnetic field to entrap the contaminant material as it flows through the filter body. A fluid communication passageway is provided between the first and second chambers and is positioned such that the fluid exposure to the magnetic fields is maximised.07-12-2012
20090065437MAGNETIC SEPARATION COMBINED WITH DYNAMIC SETTLING FOR FISCHER-TROPSCH PROCESSES - A system for separating particulate from a fluid stream having an inlet solids content, the system comprising: a magnetic dynamic settling vessel comprising at least one magnetic field inside the vessel and/or one magnetized component; at least one inlet for introduction of the fluid stream having a starting solids content; at least one exit for a stream comprising a solids content not greater than the inlet solids content; at least one exit for a fluid stream comprising a solids content not less than the inlet solids content; and a vertical feed conduit extending at least 70% of the distance from the at least one fluid inlet to the at least one exit for a fluid stream comprising a solids content not less than the inlet solids content. A method for separating particulate from a fluid stream having an inlet solids content is also provided.03-12-2009
20090159533MAGNETIC CARRIER COMPRISING ENZYME FOR INHIBITING BIOFILM FORMATION IMMOBILIZED THEREON, AND MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING BIOFILM FORMATION USING THE SAME - A technique for inhibiting biofouling caused by biofilms grown on a material surface of a water system where microorganisms exist such as the membrane surface of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) for advanced wastewater treatment is disclosed. Specifically, a magnetic carrier comprising an enzyme for quenching quorum sensing that inhibits biofilm formation, a membrane bioreactor system that can be stably operated without inactivation and loss of enzymes and a method for inhibiting biofilm formation are described.06-25-2009
20130026104MAGNETIC SEPARATION DEVICE AND METHODS - A method and apparatus for separating a non-magnetic material from magnetic material is provided. A magnetic separation device includes at least one magnetic element for producing a magnetic field. The magnetic separation device further includes a first support portion including a threaded opening that threadingly receives a threaded portion of a container to fixedly attach the container to the first support portion in an aligned orientation with respect to the magnetic element. The threaded opening retains the container in the aligned orientation when inverting the magnetic separation device.01-31-2013
20130082003Water Extraction Using a Directional Solvent - Purified water can be obtained via a continuous or semi-continuous process by mixing a liquid composition (e.g., sea water or produced frac water) including water with a directional solvent to selectively dissolve water from the liquid composition into the directional solvent. The concentrated remainder of the liquid composition (e.g., brine) is removed, and the water is precipitated from the directional solvent and removed in a purified form. The solvent is then reused as the process is repeated in a continuous or semi-continuous operation.04-04-2013
20130087504WATER TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE - A water treatment device and methods of treating water such as cooling tower water, agricultural water, water used in the production of oil and/or gas, swimming pool water, and hot tub or spa water, are described. The water treatment device utilizes ultraviolet radiation, a magnetic field, and ozone fortified air to treat the water, typically resulting in reduced microbial contamination and reduced alkalinity in cooling tower water. Cooling tower water may consequently be run at higher cycles of concentration while reducing or eliminating deposition of minerals on cooling tower components. Swimming pool water and hot tub water treated with the water treatment device typically requires less chlorine, and chlorine levels are typically more stable than without the device.04-11-2013
20130087506Assembly and Method for Separating Magnetisable Particles From a Liquid - An assembly for separating magnetisable particles from a liquid may include a tubular reactor through which the liquid can flow and which includes a first region with at least one permanent magnet and a second region with at least one electromagnet. The first and the second region are arranged one behind the other along a longitudinal axis of the tubular reactor.04-11-2013
20130087505Travelling Field Reactor and Method for Separating Magnetizable Particles From a Liquid - A travelling field reactor and a method for separating magnetizable particles from a liquid using said travelling field reactor are disclosed. The travelling field reactor may include a tubular reactor, the outer circumference of which is provided with at least one magnet for producing a travelling field and through the interior of which the liquid flows. A displacement element may be located in the interior of the tubular reactor, said element admitting a liquid into the interior of the tubular reactor, which mixes with the liquid flowing in the reactor.04-11-2013
20100006509 MAGNETIC SEPARATION APPARATUS - A magnetic separation device (01-14-2010
20120103913METHOD FOR REMOVING METALLIC IONS FROM CONTAMINATED WATER BY SORPTION ONTO MAGNETIC PARTICLES COATED WITH LIGANDS - A magnetic ligand particle is provided that includes a metal-binding organic ligand attached to a magnetic particle. In some embodiments, the magnetic ligand particle does not include a polymer layer, a metal layer or a metalloid layer in contact with the magnetic particle and/or the ligand. The organic ligand can be EDTA in some embodiments. Methods of using the magnetic ligand particle to remove metal contaminants from a liquid or slurry are also provided.05-03-2012
20120217204MAGNETIC IN-LINE PURIFICATION OF FLUID - Methods for in-line purification of surfactant from a first fluid, such as a microemulsion are disclosed. Magnetic particles coated with surfactant molecules may be used to bind surfactants from a fluid. A magnetic field may be used to separate the bound materials from the fluid.08-30-2012
20090039029IRON OXIDE RECOVERY - A method for increasing recovery of particulate material from a fluid stream includes directing the fluid stream through a channel, conditioning the fluid stream by applying energy to the fluid stream sufficient to increase concentration of the particulate material, and recovering the particulate material from the fluid stream. The particulate material of interest may be iron oxide in stream of water. The step of applying energy may be performed by applying an electric field or a magnetic field to the fluid stream to facilitate the separation process.02-12-2009
20130056421MAGNETIC RESIN SEPARATOR - The invention provides a system and process for separating residual magnetic resin from a liquid stream by passing the stream through or over permanent magnets located within the stream wherein the process also includes a means for releasing any resin retained by the permanent magnets and capturing the released resin.03-07-2013
20090266768Molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method - A molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method includes an apparatus including a material passageway configured for having material flow therethrough. At least one pair of magnets are provided oriented such that material in the material passageway passes through a magnetic field effect produced by the at least one pair of magnets, where the at least one pair of magnets is oriented such that a north pole of a first magnet of the at least one pair of magnets is adjacent a south pole of a second magnet of the at least one pair of magnets and a south pole of the first magnet is adjacent a north pole of the second magnet, where the poles of the first magnet provide a first resultant magnetic field and the poles of the second magnet provide a second resultant magnetic field, where the first and second resultant magnetic fields jointly define the magnetic field effect and where the first and second magnets are each movable such that relative alignment of the first magnet with respect to the second magnet is dictated by interaction of the first and second resultant magnetic fields.10-29-2009
20090272694APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEPARATION MAGNETIC PARTICLES FROM A SOLUTION - A biological sample processing apparatus and method of use thereof. The biological sample processing apparatus includes a rod-shaped magnet having a north pole, a south pole, a length and a width, and a plunger covering the magnet. The north pole and the south pole of the rod-shaped magnet are substantially orthogonal to the length of the rod-shaped magnet. The apparatus separates magnetic particles from a solution containing, for example, a biological sample.11-05-2009
20090026143OZONIZED WATER PRODUCING APPARATUS, GAS/LIQUID MIXING STRUCTURE FOR USE IN THE OZONIZED WATER PRODUCING APPARATUS, OZONIZED WATER PRODUCING METHOD AND OZONIZED WATER - To provide an ozonized water producing apparatus capable of efficiently and easily producing ozonized water with a high dissolution degree and a high concentration. In an ozonized water producing apparatus constituted by including a pipeline for passing water to be treated through, a gas-liquid mixing structure provided halfway in the pipeline, and an ozone supply structure for supplying ozone into the gas-liquid mixing structure, the gas-liquid mixing structure is provided with a magnet for exerting a magnetic force onto an inside. By causing the magnetic force to act on both the water to be treated and ozone, ozonized water with a high dissolution degree and a high concentration can be efficiently and easily produced.01-29-2009
20120234768RESIN COMPOSITE, FILTER AID FOR WATER TREATMENT, PRECOAT MATERIAL FOR WATER TREATMENT, AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD - According to one embodiment, a magnetic material coated resin includes an aggregate obtainable by aggregation of primary particles includes magnetic particles of which surfaces are coated with a polymer. The primary particles have an average diameter D09-20-2012
20120234767COPPER RECOVERY APPARATUS AND COPPER RECOVERY METHOD - According to one embodiment, a copper recovery apparatus includes a precipitation tank configured to precipitate copper hydroxide grains in water, a filter aid supplyer, a mixing tank configured to mix the filter aid with a water to produce a suspension, a separator provided with a filter, a line configured to supply the suspension to the separator, thereby forming a precoat layer formed of the filter aid on the filter, a separation tank configured to receive the detached matter of the precoat layer discharged together with the detaching water from the separator to magnetically separate copper hydroxide grains and filter aid, a line configure to discharge and recover the detaching water from the separation tank, and a line configured to return the separated filter aid to the filter aid supplyer from the separation tank.09-20-2012
20130161262PROCESS FOR SINGLE SYSTEM ELECTROCOAGULATION, MAGNETIC, CAVITATION AND FLOCCULATION (EMC/F) TREATMENT OF WATER AND WASTEWATER - The current invention provides a novel process for the treatment and reclamation of drilling frac flowback and produced wastewater from the drilling industry. The wastewater is delivered to the EMC/F System from a frac tank or other reservoir. The wastewater is pumped into the system and is treated sequentially by passing through a mechanical hydrocavitation unit, an electromagnetic unit, an electrocoagulation unit and/or a hydrocyclone and a flocculation-sedimentation tank. Polishing of the final effluent is accomplished by passing the water through a mixed media tank.06-27-2013
20120267313Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus provide pulsed fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing pulsed magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.10-25-2012
20120267312Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus provide fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path and at least one region of pulsed fluid treatment within a fluid treatment chamber. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.10-25-2012
20110278231METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MIXTURE - The processing method for a mixture according to the present invention is a method for processing a mixture having first particles made of a magnetic material or a nonmagnetic material and second particles made of a magnetic material or a nonmagnetic material wherein the second particles are mixed in a fluid medium containing the first particles, and comprises a dispersion step of dispersing aggregates of the first particles and the second particles present in the mixture, and a magnetic separation step of providing the first particles and second particles with a magnetic force a of different magnitudes by applying a magnetic field to the mixture in parallel with or after the dispersion step, thereby separating the first particles and the second particles from each other.11-17-2011
20110139721MAGNETIC SEPARATION APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC SEPARATION METHOD, AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPARATUS AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD - A magnetic separation apparatus, comprising: a separation tank to which wastewater containing flocculated magnetic flocs is supplied; a disk-shaped or a drum-shaped separator that adsorbs the magnetic flocs with magnetic force while being rotated, the separator being arranged in the separation tank; and a collection device that collects the magnetic flocs adsorbed by the separator, wherein the improvement comprises that a rotational direction of the separator in the wastewater in the separation tank is set to be the same as a flow direction of the wastewater flowing in the separation tank as well as a lower portion of the separator being under the wastewater in the separation tank.06-16-2011
20110290736Water treatment - A method and device for removing scaling from the interior of a conduit used in a heat transfer device, the method comprising the steps of diverting a portion of the fluid from the conduit, passing the diverted portion through a filter, passing the filtered portion through a magnetic field, and reintroducing the fluid into the conduit. The method of the present invention can also be used with chillers to control bacterial growth therein.12-01-2011
20100059449Carbon Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Use in Separation Processes - The invention relates to a process for separating a dispersed phase from a continuous phase comprising the steps of i) contacting said phases with an effective amount of nanoparticles; ii) applying a magnetic field gradient to the obtained system; iii) separating the obtained phases wherein said nanoparticles are of the core shell type, said core consists of a metal or alloy having soft magnetic properties and said shell contains a graphene layers which are optionally functionalized; to new nanoparticles and method of manufacturing such nanoparticles.03-11-2010
20120097615Method and Apparatus for De-Oiling Magnetic Solid Waste - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for treating oil-containing particulates such as mill sludge comprising applying a treatment solution to a particulate feed stream to form a treated slurry, applying a mechanical disrupter to the treated slurry to reduce an average particulate size, applying a magnetic separator to the treated slurry to form a ferrous slurry, and applying a thermal separator to the ferrous slurry to extract a hydrocarbon portion and produce a ferrous product stream. This basic method and the associated apparatus may be modified in a number of ways including, for example, applying a sizing operation to the oil-containing particulates to remove larger particles from the particulate feed stream, condensing a volume of the hydrocarbon portion or using magnetic separators of varying strength to provide ferrous slurries of varying ferrous content.04-26-2012
20110168639WASTEWATER TREATMENT METHOD AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT APPARATUS - A wastewater treatment method in which magnetic flocs are formed by adding to wastewater an inorganic flocculant, magnetic particles, and a high molecular polymer as a polymeric flocculant, and the magnetic flocs are collected with magnetic force to thereby obtain treated water having the magnetic flocs removed from the wastewater, wherein the improvement comprises that 07-14-2011
20090152203METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING RADIOACTIVE WASTE WATER - A method and apparatus for treating radioactive waste water containing contaminating ions, colloids and suspended solids having like (usually negative) charges preventing their precipitation. An electric current is passed through the waste water in an EC assembly to cause electro-coagulation of the contaminants and anodes of this assembly are made of a metal that dissolves to provide cations for neutralizing the negative charges and forming precipitates containing neutralized contaminants. Precipitates are then separated from waste water by an electro-magnetic or other filtering unit. The water pH and conductivity may be adjusted before the EC assembly and additives may be introduced into its effluent for enlargement of precipitate particles, improvement of filtration, improvement of dewaterability, and/or enhancement of magnetism.06-18-2009
20110198293MAGNETIC SEPARATING DEVICE - The disclosure relates to a magnetic separating device for isolating magnetically labelled particles from a non-magnetic medium comprising a body portion (08-18-2011
20090095685VIBRATORY MIXER - A treatment system including a vibratory mixer is disclosed. The vibratory mixer comprises a vibrating element to facilitate the dissolution of a treating agent that facilitates separation of solids from liquids in water and wastewater streams. Vibratory mixing energy that effects mixing is generated by utilizing magnetostrictive or piezoelectric materials.04-16-2009
20090090672Efficient fluid flow system - An assembly for improving the fluid flow through a fluid system and method of using the assembly. The system consists of at least a pair of magnets placed upon the fluid line of the fluid. The magnets are aligned around the fuel line so that the polarities (N-N, S-S) of two mating magnets will be aligned.04-09-2009
20080245741Fuel Enhancement System for an Internal Combustion Engine - A method of for treating a hydrocarbon fuel comprises applying a plurality of shock waves to the fuel at a frequency and intensity such as to increase the combustion efficiency of the fuel. An apparatus for treating a hydrocarbon fuel comprises a fuel treatment chamber; an inlet for introducing a hydrocarbon fuel to be treated into the treatment chamber; an outlet for removing a treated hydrocarbon fuel from the treatment chamber; and-a-means for imparting a plurality of shock waves to fuel within the treatment chamber at a frequency and intensity such as to increase the combustion efficiency of the fuel. The apparatus is particularly suitable for installation in the fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine.10-09-2008
20100102004Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus provide pulsed fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing pulsed magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.04-29-2010
20100102003Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus provide fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path and at least one region of pulsed fluid treatment within a fluid treatment chamber. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.04-29-2010
20080290037Methods and Apparatuses for Separating Biological Particles - Methods and apparatuses for separating biological particles are provided.11-27-2008
20080290038Magnetic hydrocarbon treatment device and method - A magnetic treatment of hydrocarbon fuel flowing through a fuel conduit. A plurality of magnets with repelling polarity is used in affecting the fuel structure and alternating said structure by aligning the hydrocarbons in a parallel uniform manner to increase combustion efficiency thus increasing power while reducing pollutants and exhaust emissions.11-27-2008
20110203997MAGNETIC SEPARATION SYSTEM COMPRISING FLEXIBLE MAGNETIC PINS - A magnetic separation plate for use in methods employing magnetic particles, said magnetic separation plate comprising a support plate and magnetic pins in a predetermined geometrical arrangement, said magnetic pins having a fastening portion, an intermediate portion and a separation portion and being fastened to said support plate at their fastening portion, wherein said magnetic pins are individually displaceable at their separation portion. The invention further provides a method for the separation of magnetic particles using the separation plate.08-25-2011
20080308500Device and Method for Separating Magnetic or Magnetizable Particles form a Liquid12-18-2008
20080245740Fluidic methods - The present disclosure relates to methods and devices that may be used to separate components from one or more samples.10-09-2008
20080257825METHOD FOR TREATING MAGNETIC PARTICLES AND BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS DEVICE USING MAGNETS - A method for treating magnetic particles present in a solution in a container by redispersion, rinsing or displacement, the particles having novel characteristics under the effect of a specific magnet and being associated or not with biological entities. The magnetic particles undergo at least one low-intensity magnetisation where they are disposed in filaments oriented according to the north-south axis of the magnet; the magnetisation source and/or container is/are displaced while the magnetic effect is maintained on the magnetic particles; the magnetisation source and/or container is/are displaced or the magnetisation is stopped, in order to suppress the magnetic field on the magnetic particles. Preferably, the invention can be used in the field of biology.10-23-2008
20090321363FUNCTIONAL PARTICLES AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD EMPLOYING THE SAME - The present invention provides functional particles capable of effectively adsorbing impurities in water treatment. The particles can be rapidly separated by use of magnetic force, and hence are excellent in workability. They are magnetic particles having surfaces modified with amphipathic groups loaded thereon. The amphipathic group comprises an ammonium or carboxylate group as a hydrophilic moiety and a hydrocarbon group as a hydrophobic moiety. The hydrophobic moiety has a function of adsorbing the impurities, and the hydrophilic moiety has a function of dispersing the particles stably in water.12-31-2009
20110220580DEVICE FOR SEPARATING FERROMAGNETIC PARTICLES FROM A SUSPENSION - A device for separating ferromagnetic particles from a suspension has a reactor (09-15-2011
20110139722PIPELINE MAGNETIC SEPARATOR SYSTEM - A system, apparatus and method for magnetically separating a fluid flow passing through a pipeline are provided. A magnetic separator assembly having a plurality of elongate magnetic members is provided. Each magnetic member can have a first end and a second end. A cleaner plate can be provided that can move along the magnetic members. After the magnetic separator assembly is used to collect magnetic particles from a fluid flow in a pipeline, the magnetic separator assembly can be cleaned by sliding the cleaning plate along the magnetic members.06-16-2011
20090050569Fluidic methods - The present disclosure relates to methods and devices that may be used to separate components from one or more samples.02-26-2009
20100200511Apparatus and method for continuous separation of magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluids - An apparatus and method for continuous separation of magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluids including particular rods, magnetic fields and flow arrangements.08-12-2010
20090230062SEPARATION METHOD - The invention provides a method for the separation of solids from a semi-solid viscous mass, the method comprising treating a solids-containing semi-solid viscous mass in an apparatus comprising a separating member incorporating a substantially flat solid surface and a supporting member, wherein the separating member is adapted to selectively impart directional momentum to the solids, thereby facilitating separation of the solids from the semi-solid viscous mass. Preferably the separating member comprises a substantially flat solid surface adapted for vibrational motion, the vibrational motion causing the solids material to be displaced from the remainder of the semi-solid viscous mass.09-17-2009
20090206039Device and method for the elimination of magnetic particles from a liquid - Device for the separation of magnetic particles from a liquid, comprising a first vessel (08-20-2009
20100264089Method and apparatus for providing magnetic fluid treatment with programmable electrical energy - A method and apparatus provide fluid treatment utilizing an electrical power supply providing at least one distinct programmable output of electrical energy wherein one or more of the voltage, current, repetition rate, amplitude or wavelength of the programmable output establish at least one distinct electrical signal generating concentrated magnetic in a plurality of distinct areas.10-21-2010
20100264090MAGNETISING PORTION FOR A MAGNETIC SEPARATION DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to a magnetising portion for providing a high-gradient magnetic field in a magnetic separation device. The magnetising portion comprises at least one magnetic assembly. The at least one magnetic assembly comprises: a plurality of magnets whereby each magnet has a north pole, south pole and a magnet axis extending between the north and south poles, and the plurality of magnets are arranged one above the other in a direction at least substantially perpendicular to the axis of each magnet in such a manner that the north and south poles of adjacent magnets are arranged alternately and a space is provide between adjacent magnets; and at least one non-magnetic spacing means arranged in the space between adjacent magnets. The present disclosure also relates to magnetic separation devices comprising at least one of the said magnetising portions and to a method of isolating magnetically labelled particles using the magnetic separation devices.10-21-2010
20100155336PIPELINE FILTER - A pipeline filter includes: a pipeline mounting structure for mounting the pipeline filter in a pipeline, a screen support connected to the mounting structure and formed for releasably securing a screen filter to the pipeline filter and a magnetic filter support through which a magnetic filtering device is securable to the mounting structure.06-24-2010
20100163493Method and Device Employing Centrifugal Force - The present invention includes a container and a method of separating one or more components of interest bound to magnetic particles using centrifugal forces.07-01-2010
20100012591METHOD FOR FORMING A HIGH-GRADIENT MAGNETIC FIELD AND A SUBSTANCE SEPARATION DEVICE BASED THEREON - The invention relates to a magnetic separation device and is used for separating paramagnetic substances from diamagnetic substances, the paramagnetic substances according to the paramagnetic susceptibility thereof and the diamagnetic substances according to the diamagnetic susceptibility thereof. Said invention can be used for electronics, metallurgy and chemistry, for separating biological objects and for removing heavy metals and organic impurities from water, etc. The inventive device is based on a magnetic system of an open domain structure type and is embodied in the form of two substantially rectangular constant magnets (01-21-2010
20100213136APPARATUS FOR MOVING MAGNETIC PARTICLES - The invention provides an apparatus for moving magnetic particles in a liquid medium, a system comprising an apparatus, a method for moving magnetic particles and a method for moving and for fixing the magnetic particles. The apparatus comprises a first magnetic means generating a first magnetic field, the apparatus further comprising a second magnetic means generating a second magnetic field, the first magnetic field having a first main axis, the second magnetic field having a second main axis, wherein the first and second main axes are inclined relative to each other by an acute angle of inclination.08-26-2010
20130126436STIRRING APPARATUS - A stirring apparatus and a method of separating magnetic beads from a sample including the magnetic beads are provided. The stirring apparatus includes at least one rotational body having a hollow formed therein; a driving unit which moves upward and downward and rotates the at least one rotational body; a cap which is combined with the rotational body, extends in a vertical direction, and has an internal space connected to the hollow of the rotational body; and a magnetic force application unit which moves upward and downward to be inserted into or taken out of the internal space of the cap via the hollow of the rotational body.05-23-2013
20130126437Nanotube Separation Methods - A nanotube separation method includes depositing a tag on a nanotube in a nanotube mixture. The nanotube has a defect and the tag deposits at the defect where a deposition rate is greater than on another nanotube in the mixture lacking the defect. The method includes removing the tagged nanotube from the mixture by using the tag. As one option, the tag may contain a ferromagnetic material and the removing may include applying a magnetic field. As another option, the tag may contain an ionic material and the removing may include applying an electric field. As a further option, the tag may contain an atom having an atomic mass greater than the atomic mass of carbon and the removing may include applying a centrifugal force to the nanotube mixture. Any two or more of the indicated removal techniques may be combined.05-23-2013
20100252507Magnetic Bead Retention Apparatus and Method - An apparatus for retaining magnetic particles in self-assembled magnetic particle structures in a liquid flow, comprises a micro-channel (10-07-2010
20110056889Refuse processing method - This method of processing refuse including organic and non-organic materials is noteworthy in that it comprises the steps of:03-10-2011
20110100923PARTICLE SEPARATOR - A method and apparatus (05-05-2011
20100307981APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF LIQUIDS WITH MAGNETIC PARTICLES - The present invention relates to a device and a method for treating liquids with magnetic particles, wherein at least one further central element which ensures collection and homogenization of the particles is additionally provided.12-09-2010
20110017674Using Magnets or Electromagnets to Move Sewage Sludge - In some domestic and industrial sewage treatment strategies, a powder of magnetized material is added to an aeration chamber, and aeration is conducted. The mixture is then sent to a sedimentation chamber, and solid-liquid separation is conducted. A portion of the precipitated sludge is returned to the aeration chamber as return sludge and reused. Sedimented sludge is highly concentrated, due to the density of the magnetized material. Traditionally, the settled sludge is removed from the sedimentation tank by slowly scraping the biomass towards a central hopper. The traditional sludge scraping mechanism is large, bulky and difficult to maintain. Magnets or electromagnets will be used to move the biomass to a predetermined destination for removal, thus eliminating the need for the bulky scraper mechanism.01-27-2011
20110017675APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DENSITY SEPARATOR FOR DRILLING FLUID - The present invention discloses a system for separating minerals in drilling fluid based primarily on density. The separator creates and maintains a slurry with a controllable density for separating minerals from drill cuttings. The density if controlled through the use of an electrode array. The separator comprises a primary separation chamber containing the dense shiny, and a multiple number of secondary separation chambers used to separate cuttings from the drilling fluid. The invention also contains inlet hardware allowing the mixed mineral suspension to enter the first separation chamber, and hardware allowing the three outlet (separated) streams to exit the device. One of the three outlet streams carries the minerals that have a density greater than the user selectable density set point, while the second carries the minerals that have a density less than the density set point, and the third carries clean drilling fluid.01-27-2011
20090065438FLUID MAGNETIC TREATMENT UNIT HAVING MOVING OR STATIONARY MAGNETS - A fluid magnetic treatment unit and treatment method are disclosed. Fluid flows through at least one annular magnet with direction of flow always perpendicular to the line of magnetic force generated by the annular magnet and closely along the surfaces of the annular magnet. The fluid flows in series, in parallel or any combination of in series and in parallel. The annular magnet may be a ring magnet, a disc magnet or a ring-shaped electromagnet. In order to maximize the magnetic treatment effect, the annular magnet is driven to spin in a direction preferable opposite to the direction of fluid flow.03-12-2009
20120132592IMMOBILIZATION OF NANO- AND MICRO-SIZED PARTICLES - What is presented is an innovative design of a chemical reactor for catalytic breakdown of halogenated hydrocarbons, the body of which acts as a specialized electromagnet capable of immobilizing and retaining very large quantities of non-magnetized ferro-dia- or para-magnetic material-containing nano, micro-, or milli-particles within it's reactor volume despite high-velocity flow of any liquid through said reactor. This is accomplished without any pre-treatment to the nanoparticles, without the use of adhesive of any sort, electroplating, electrolytic action, nano-structured nanocages, membrane or other impregnation, or any other mechanical or chemical means05-31-2012
20110247984MAGNETIC SEPARATION DEVICE - A magnetic separation device comprising a magnetic base and a retention mechanism, as well as a method of evacuating liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles, are disclosed. In specific embodiments, the retention mechanism comprises one or more wire clips. In certain embodiments, the magnetic base comprises apertures configured to receive the wire clips. The retention mechanism can be configured to secure a well plate to the magnetic base so that a user may evacuate liquid from a well plate containing liquid and magnetic particles. In certain embodiments, the method comprises inverting the magnetic separation device and well plate. In particular embodiments, the method comprises rapidly and forcefully inverting magnetic separation device and well plate.10-13-2011
20100065504Novel filtration method for refining and chemical industries - A novel design of filters for removing iron rust particulates and other polymeric sludge from refinery and chemical process streams that are paramagnetic in nature is provided. The performance of these filters is greatly enhanced by the presence of the magnetic field induced by magnets. Basically, the filter comprises a high-pressure vessel with means to support the plurality of magnets in the form of bars or plates that are encased in stainless steel tubes or columns. Filters with various configurations are disclosed for accommodating the removal of contaminants from the process streams of different industries, with high efficiency for contaminants removal, simple construction, low operational and maintenance costs, and low hazardous operation.03-18-2010
20100230362FLUID PURIFICATION - A fluid purification system and method thereof, the system comprising a plurality of components serially coupled and in fluid communication. A pipe or conduit introduces a fluid into the system and communicates with a charging device that removes surface charge(s) from the fluid. The fluid is then transferred to a heater for raising the temperature of the fluid and providing the conditions for precipitating mineral material that generally causes build-up and/or corrosion within such a system. The fluid is then carried to a tank or tanks for precipitation of the mineral material. The resulting supernate and precipitate are transferred to a separator and further separated, with the precipitate withdrawn and the filtered fluid transferred for additional filtering downstream.09-16-2010
20120118830METHOD FOR CONDITIONING FLUIDS UTILIZING A MAGNETIC FLUID PROCESSOR - The invention is a process that utilizes a device or processor that includes an elongated housing comprising a core enclosed by a magnetic component in combination with an electrical return path, which affects the electrons within fluids, thereby separating, for example, metals and organic or inorganic materials from fluids, in order to achieve desired fluid composition and properties.05-17-2012
20100243574SEPARATOR COLUMN, SEPARATOR SYSTEM, METHOD OF FRACTIONATING MAGNETIC PARTICLES, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEPARATOR COLUMN AND USE OF A SEPARATOR COLUMN - A separator system with a separator column and a method of fractionating magnetic particles, preferably using field-flow fractionation is proposed, which allows for more effective fractionation of magnetic particles with respect to their dynamic magnetic response in a wide frequency and amplitude range of an applied magnetic field, in particular relevant for magnetic particle imaging (MPI).09-30-2010
20090277843POLYMER COMPOSITE, WATER-TREATMENT METHOD USING THE SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A polymer composite is provided for a water treatment. The polymer composite with excellent workability is capable of adsorbing impurities in water, being rapidly separated from the water using magnetic forces. The polymer composite includes secondary aggregates. The secondary aggregates are formed of clumped particles, the particles being magnetic particles covered with a polymer. The polymer composite has porous structures suitable for adsorbing underwater impurities.11-12-2009
20090001024USING ASYMMETRICAL FLOW FOCUSING TO DETECT AND ENUMERATE MAGNETIC PARTICLES IN MICROSCALE FLOW SYSTEMS WITH EMBEDDED MAGNETIC-FIELD SENSORS - Improved detection and enumeration of magnetic particles in a flowing stream by enveloping the particle-containing sample stream with buffer streams from the sides and from the top, thus individualizing the particles and navigating the sample stream as a single-file flow into the proximity of sensors embedded underneath the flow channel. At the same time, larger physical size of the flow channel alleviates problems such as channel clogging. Magnetic particles can represent any analyte of interest, such as biomolecules or bacterial cells, which are labeled with magnetic labels.01-01-2009
20090127204DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF BIOMASSES WITH PERMANENT MAGNETS - A device for the treatment of biomass, including: a biomass cavity; a first magnet arrangement having at least one first permanent magnet; and a second magnet arrangement having at least one second permanent magnet; all first permanent magnets of the first magnet arrangement being situated on the outer periphery of the cavity, with their north poles oriented toward the cavity and their south poles oriented away from the cavity; and all second permanent magnets of the second magnet arrangement being situated on the outer periphery of the cavity with their south poles oriented toward the cavity and their north poles oriented away from the cavity; so that the flux lines from a north pole of a first permanent magnet to a south pole of at least one second permanent magnet run in the cavity, the first and second magnet arrangement each comprise a plurality of first or, second permanent magnets.05-21-2009
20090127203METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING MARINE GROWTH ON A SURFACE - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for treating of marine growth on the surface, such as the holes of boats and ships.05-21-2009
20080277352Magnetic Water Conditioner - A magnetic water conditioner treats water with a magnetic field. The magnetic water conditioner includes a tank having an inlet operable to receive water from a pump and an outlet operable to discharge the water. The magnetic water conditioner is installed in close proximity to the pump. A plurality of permanent magnet members are aligned and spaced apart in the interior of the tank with north and south poles disposed at opposite sides of the permanent magnet members. The water flows through the gaps between the permanent magnet members, thus being subjected to magnetic fields created by the permanent magnet members.11-13-2008
20110163039DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING FERROMAGNETIC PARTICLES FROM A SUSPENSION - A device for separating ferromagnetic particles from a suspension has a tubular reactor having at least one magnet, a suspension being able to flow through the reactor. The reactor (07-07-2011
20100300978DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WASHING AND ISOLATING MAGNETIC PARTICLES IN A CONTINOUS FLUID FLOW - A device for washing and isolating magnetic particles from a continuous fluid flow in at least one fluidic channel having an inlet at one end and an outlet at another end, said device comprising at least one magnetic source carrier arranged proximate to the at least one fluidic channel. The at least one magnetic source carrier is moveable between a first position and a second position. The at least one magnetic source carrier comprises at least one first magnetic source, wherein a movement of the at least one magnetic source carrier to the first position places the at least one first magnetic source at a first spatial location along the at least one fluidic channel such that said at least one first magnetic source generates a maxima magnetic field at said first spatial location that attracts the magnetic particles from the continuous fluid flow and assembles said magnetic particles at said first spatial location. A movement of the at least one magnetic source carrier to the second position places the at least one first magnetic source distal from the first spatial location such that said magnetic field at said first spatial location is at a minima and the magnetic particles disperse from said first spatial location.12-02-2010
20120145641Method and Apparatus for removing senescent cells - A major type of unwanted cells that accumulate in aging are anergic cytotoxic T-cells. These cells often have virus-specific T-cell receptors, as well as other surface markers that distinguish them from their youthful counterparts, and are thought to play a major role in the decline of the immune system with age. Here we disclose the use of magnetic cell separation methods and apparatuses to remove senescent T-cells defined by the surface markers CD8+, KLRG1+ and CD8+, CD28−. We disclose how these markers are used to remove anergic T-cells from the blood of aged C57BL/6 mice, resulting in lasting rejuvenation of their immunological marker profile. Using antibodies with magnetic microparticles linked to their Fc domains, we first developed a method to use magnets to filter out the unwanted cells from the blood, and later constructed a device that does this automatically.06-14-2012
20100282685MAGNETIC MIXER - A device facilitating mixing of a fluid containing magnetic or magnetizable particles, including a support for a container for the fluid and particles, a first magnet adjacent one side of the support, a second magnet adjacent the other side, and a drive for moving the second magnet between a first position near the container top and a second position near the container bottom. The first magnet is supported in a third position on the one side near the container bottom. A related tray and method for mixing magnetic particles are also disclosed.11-11-2010
20100059448MAGNETIC PARTICLES FOR WATER PURIFICATION AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD EMPLOYING THE SAME - The present invention provides a water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants in water treatment. The composition can be rapidly separated by use of magnetic force, and hence is excellent in workability. The composition comprises magnetic particles for water purification, and is suitably used in water treatment for removing oils and the like in water. The magnetic particles are prepared by subjecting magnetic powder to surface treatment with a particular organometallic compound. The organometallic compound comprises a metal atom connected to an alkoxy group and an amphipathic organic group.03-11-2010
20090308814Magnetic Purification of a Sample - Methods for separating magnetic nanoparticles are provided. In certain embodiments, a method is provided for separating magnetic nanoparticles comprising: providing a sample comprising a plurality of magnetic nanoparticles; passing the sample through a first magnetic field; at least partially isolating nanoparticles of the first nanoparticle size desired; altering the strength of the first magnetic field to produce a second magnetic field; and at least partially isolating nanoparticles of the second nanoparticle size desired.12-17-2009
20090294371Molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method - A molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method includes an apparatus including a material passageway configured for having material flow therethrough and at least one pair of magnets oriented such that material in the material passageway passes through a magnetic field effect produced by the at least one pair of magnets. Further, each magnet of the at least one pair of magnets is allowed to move independent of each other such that the magnetic field effect at least partially influences relative placement of each magnet of the at least one pair of magnets.12-03-2009
20080217254Magnetic Bead Trap and Mass Spectrometer Interface - A device and method for capture of magnetic beads in a rotary magnetic bead trap is disclosed. The device allows capture, washing, elution and ejection of beads in an automated system. Analyte is eluted in a small volume in a capillary-scale fluid system compatible with LC-MS/MS analysis.09-11-2008
20080217253Composition, system and method for making the composition and system and method for using the composition - A composition, a system and a method for making the composition and a system and a method for using the composition are provided. The composition, the system and the method for making the composition and the system and the method for using the composition are used to passively treat a solution. The composition is a mixture of a catalyst-altered water, a colloidal solution and a treated water. The composition is produced by mixing the catalyst-altered water, the colloidal solution and the treated water at room temperature. The composition, the system and the method for making the composition and the system and the method for using the composition have a sphere and/or a tube for housing the composition in an internal compartment of the sphere and/or the tube. Exposure of the solution to the composition and/or to an exterior surface of the sphere and/or the tube containing the composition raises a pH and/or an alkalinity of the solution and/or changes a structure of the solution.09-11-2008
20110186524Porous Ferro- or Ferrimagnetic Glass Particles for Isolating Molecules - Porous, ferro- or ferrimagnetic, glass particles are described that selectively bind molecules of interest, especially nucleic acid molecules; under appropriate conditions. Methods of preparing the porous, ferro- or ferrimagnetic, glass particles and their use for identifying or separating molecules of interest are also described. Kits comprising the porous, ferro- or ferrimagnetic, glass particles are also provided.08-04-2011
20110186523Method and Apparatus for Removing Metallic Matter From an Oil Well Circulating Completion Fluid Stream - A method and apparatus for removing metallic material from a circulating well fluid stream provides a treatment vessel that is divided into first and second sections. Each of the sections includes a magnetic field that can be in the form of one or more magnets. In one embodiment, multiple magnets are provided in each of the sections. Manifolds attach to an influent and to an effluent of the treatment vessel. Each manifold enables selective transfer of fluid to either of the selected sections. Similarly, discharge of circulating fluid can be from either of the sections via a discharge manifold. The treatment vessel enables continuous treatment by valving fluid flow so that only one section need be used at a time in order that the other section could be serviced for removing collected metallic material from the magnetic field or from the magnets.08-04-2011
20100307982MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF SUBSTANCES ON THE BASIS OF THE DIFFERENT SURFACE CHARGES THEREOF - The present invention relates to a process for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material and at least one second material, which comprises the steps: 12-09-2010
20080302732INTEGRATED FLUIDICS DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC SORTING - A fluidic device employs one or more sorting stations for separating target species from other species in a sample. At least one of the sorting stations employs a magnetic field gradient to accomplish separation. In addition, the sorting station is integrated on a single substrate with one or more other modules for processing the sample. For example, the fluidic device may include both a sorting station and a separate trapping station that holds some or all components of the sample for additional processing. The trapping station may be located at a position upstream or downstream from the sorting module.12-11-2008
20110315635DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONCENTRATING AND DETECTING MAGNETICALLY MARKED CELLS IN LAMINARLY FLOWING MEDIA - The embodiments relate to a device and to a method for concentrating and detecting cells in flowing media, in particular magnetically marked cells in complex media such as blood. For this purpose, at least one magnet is used, said magnet being coupled to at least one magnetoresistance.12-29-2011
20100307983USE OF MAGNETIC CARBON COMPOSITES FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR OIL SPILL CLEAN UP AND RECOVERY - A method for separating a liquid hydrocarbon material from a body of water. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of mixing a plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites with a liquid hydrocarbon material dispersed in a body of water to allow the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each to be adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material to form a mixture, applying a magnetic force to the mixture to attract the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material, and removing said plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material from said body of water while maintaining the applied magnetic force, wherein the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites is formed by subjecting one or more metal lignosulfonates or metal salts to microwave radiation, in presence of lignin/derivatives either in presence of alkali or a microwave absorbing material.12-09-2010
20120000857CU-MO SEPARATION - The present invention relates to a process for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material, at least one second material and at least one third material, which comprises at least the following steps: 01-05-2012
20090001025AGGREGATION AND DISPERSION METHODS OF MAGNETIC PARTICLES, SEPARATION AND DETECTION METHODS USING THE SAME AND DETECTION KIT - It is intended to provide a method capable of simply aggregating magnetic particles having a surface modified with a thermoresponsive polymer at a given temperature without heating or cooling an aqueous solution containing the magnetic particles, and a separation method and a detection method of a substance to be detected in a sample using the method. The method of separating a substance to be detected from a sample includes the steps of: mixing an adsorbent and the sample in an aqueous solution to adsorb the substance to be detected on the adsorbent, aggregating the adsorbent by changing a salt concentration in the aqueous solution; and collecting the adsorbent from the aqueous solution by a magnetic force, wherein said adsorbent comprises a magnetic particle of an average particle size of 50 to 1000 nm, a surface of which is modified with a thermoresponsive polymer and is immobilized with a substance having an affinity for the substance to be detected.01-01-2009
20120152848MAGNETIC IN-LINE PURIFICATION OF FLUID - Methods for in-line purification of surfactant from a first fluid, such as a microemulsion are disclosed. Magnetic particles coated with surfactant molecules may be used to bind surfactants from a fluid. A magnetic field may be used to separate the bound materials from the fluid.06-21-2012
20120305491MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIAL AND PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to magnetic nanocomposite materials, and processes for the production thereof. In particular, the present disclosure relates to nanocomposites comprising magnetic nanoparticles surrounded by a polymer, which is bonded to a biodegradable polymer.12-06-2012
20110127222TRAPPING MAGNETIC CELL SORTING SYSTEM - A system for sorting and trapping magnetic target species includes a microfluidic trapping chamber designed to receive and then temporarily hold magnetic particles in place within the module. An external magnetic source moves relatives to the fluid chamber as the magnetic particles flow the device in the fluidic medium. The magnetic particles flowing into the module are trapped there while the other sample components (non-magnetic) continuously flow through and out of the station, thereby separating and concentrating the species captured on the magnetic particles. The magnetic particles and/or their payloads may be released and separately collected at an outlet after the sample passes through the trapping module.06-02-2011
20120125858METHOD FOR SEPARATING MAGNETISABLE PARTICLES FROM A SUSPENSION AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE - In a method for separating magnetizable particles from a suspension, the suspension is passed through a cylinder-symmetrical separator wherein the substance streams are separated by at least one tubular separation screen. The separator separates the substance stream into a concentrate as well as a so-called tailing and the control of the separation rate of the concentrate and tailing is carried out solely by controlling the flow rate. To this end, at least one separation screen (05-24-2012
20120132593SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS - A magnetic separator comprising a separation chamber is provided. The separation chamber comprises a having an inlet and at least one outlet opposite the inlet in a downstream direction, and a magnetic source operatively coupled to the separation chamber. The magnetic source comprises a plurality of magnets that can be selectively turned off and on to create a dynamic magnetic field in the separation chamber.05-31-2012
20120211429MAGNETIC DISCHARGE OUT OF BOTTLE CLEANING MACHINES - Device for separating ferritic impurities, such as crown caps, out of bottle cleaning machines, including a circulating band screen for the filtration of rinsing water, wherein the band screen is provided with one or more magnetic units.08-23-2012
20120211428MAGNETIC COLLOID PETROLEUM OIL SPILL CLEAN-UP OF OCEAN SURFACE, DEPTH, AND SHORE REGIONS - Method for oil removal. The method includes adding a magnetizable material, with or without appropriately selected surfactants, of order micron (having no net magnetization) or nanometer size to magnetize the oil or water phase by either making a ferrofluid, magnetorheological fluid, a magnetic Pickering emulsion (oil in water or water in oil emulsion), or any other process to magnetize either oil or water phases. The magnetized fluid is separated from the non-magnetic phase using novel or existing magnetic separation techniques or by permanent magnets or electromagnets thereby separating oil and water phases. The magnetized particles are separated from the magnetized phase using novel or existing magnetic separation techniques to recover and reuse the particles. The two magnetic separation steps can be repeated to further increase recovery efficiency of the liquid phases and the magnetizable particles reused in this continuous process.08-23-2012
20120255913MAGNETIC SEPARATION UNIT, MAGNETIC SEPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING MAGNETIC SUBSTANCE IN BIO-SAMPLES - A magnetic separation unit is provided, including a first member made of non-magnetic materials comprising a trench extending within the first member and a second member made of magnetic materials including a protrusion portion protruding over a surface of the second member, wherein the first member connects the second member such that the trench functions as a fluid channel formed between the first and second members, and the protrusion portion of the second member is contained by the trench of the first member.10-11-2012
20120261349WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A water treatment device and methods of treating water such as cooling tower water, swimming pool water, and hot tub or spa water, are described. The water treatment device utilizes ultraviolet radiation, a magnetic field, and ozone fortified air to treat the water, typically resulting in reduced microbial contamination and reduced alkalinity in cooling tower water. Cooling tower water may consequently be run at higher cycles of concentration while reducing or eliminating deposition of minerals on cooling tower components. Swimming pool water and hot tub water treated with the water treatment device typically requires less chlorine, and chlorine levels are typically more stable than without the device.10-18-2012
20120228231Novel Filtration Method for Refining and Chemical Industries - A novel design of filters for removing iron rust particulates and other polymeric sludge from refinery and chemical process streams that are paramagnetic in nature is provided. The performance of these filters is greatly enhanced by the presence of the magnetic field induced by magnets. Basically, the filter comprises a high-pressure vessel with means to support the plurality of magnets in the form of bars or plates that are encased in stainless steel tubes or columns. Filters with various configurations are disclosed for accommodating the removal of contaminants from the process streams of different industries, with high efficiency for contaminants removal, simple construction, low operational and maintenance costs, and low hazardous operation.09-13-2012
20080308501Liquid/Solid Separator and Method - A liquid/solid separator system mounted on a mobile cart and connected to a process tank for reducing the rate at which fluids are consumed in manufacturing processes. The system may include automation and also may include a shear-stepped screen including tilted wire wedge wires arranged at varying cant angles. The system may include a fine screen basket received in a settling box.12-18-2008
20110120954SELECTIVE MATERIALS SEPARATION USING MODIFIED MAGNETIC PARTICLES - The present invention relates to a process of the invention for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material and at least one second material, which comprises the steps: 05-26-2011
20120261348APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING BIOMATERIAL AND METHOD OF EXTRACTING BIOMATERIAL USING THE APPARATUS - An apparatus for extracting biomaterials includes: a container body; a capturing unit which is formed on a side of the container body to receive a sample mixed with magnetic beads and flow the received sample mixed with the magnetic beads into the container body; and a magnet disposed outside the capturing unit which captures at an inner wall of the capturing unit the magnetic beads from the sample mixed with the magnetic beads while the sample mixed with the magnetic beads is flown into the container body.10-18-2012
20120267314GRAVITY POWERED LIQUID PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A non-pressurized or low pressure, gravity flow system and method for filtering, purifying or otherwise removing contaminants from water to create potable water is disclosed. The filters of the disclosure may be used in non-pressurized, low pressure, gravity flow, pour through or manually pressurized devices and may comprise a membrane having a metallic material, such as a nanoalumina fiber material, grafted onto microglass structural fibers.10-25-2012
20120080384Method and apparatus for a parallel bypass filtration system for internal combustion engines and similar systems - The present invention teaches a method and apparatus to quickly and inexpensively implement advanced filtration to engines and systems using spin-on oil filter by using a system adapter sandwiched between the spin-on oil filter and the engine block affixed by a nipple adapter. The system adapter has the ability to make quick hydraulic connection to the inlet and outlet of a bypass grade or advanced filter, where oil is super cleaned, without modifications to the engine as is the paradigm by traditional bypass filtration systems and without removing any lubricant from the engine or system that the present invention is connected to, as is the paradigm of traditional bypass filtering systems. A differential pressure between said inlet and outlet side of the advanced filter is complemented by a Venturi effect made possible by the special architecture of the nipple adapter as oil rushes through the nipple adapter to the lubricating galleries of an engine or system, further aided by the kinetic energy of the lubricant passing through the system adapter. These effects are supplemented by a controlled system that can increase said differential pressure by a spring biased diaphragm or stopper or though a plurality of solenoid biased plunger control system to ensure bypass filtration flow during loaded conditions. When connected to the normally provided stud for the spin-on oil filter in an engine or system, the net effect of interest to the present invention is that by simply placing the adapter at the point of connection of the spin-on oil filter, many of the necessary plumbing associated with the traditional bypass filter installation is obviated, as is the energy and labor intensive process of seeking for a pressure point and a return of the oil. Where the benefits of fine filtration are available to the general public due to its easy and quick installation, size, functionality, eliminated plumbing and reduced labor requirements. The system includes accessories to alarm for no flow condition, plugged filters, heat exchangers, oil condition sensor, booster pumping, prelubrication, oil evacuation, oil additive makeup, parallel connection of coolers and other apparatus, among others.04-05-2012
20120138539Method and Apparatus For Extraction of Hydrocarbons From a Body of Water Using Recovery Particle Binding - The extraction of hydrocarbons or other contaminates from a body of water or fluids is accomplished by distributing recovery particles with an affinity for hydrocarbons (or an affinity specifically designed for the contaminate of concern) into the contaminated body of fluids, allowing for adherence between the particle and the contaminate, and subsequent removal of the contaminate/recovery particle matrix by use of a magnet or other mechanical or electromechanical or electrochemical means to subsequently attract the contaminate/recovery particle matrix to a fixed point, removing them from the body of fluids (obtaining high volumetric removal efficiency) and providing equipment to separate the contaminate/recovery particle matrix from the equipment preparing the equipment for reuse and subsequently separating the contaminate from the recovery particle for reuse of the particle if desired and eventual disposition of the contaminate.06-07-2012
20080237136System For the Manipulation of Magnetic Particles - System for the manipulation of magnetic particles. A first magnetic flux source comprising one or more permanent magnets (10-02-2008
20130140241Magnetic Fluid Manipulators and Methods for Their Use - Device and methods for use of these devices to manipulate substantially non-magnetic particles dispersed inside a magnetic fluid by employing a changeable pattern of local magnetic field maxima and minima are provided.06-06-2013
20130140240MAGNETIC MICRO- OR NANOPARTICLE ASSISTED FLUID SEPARATION - A fluid separation system including a fluid mixture including a first fluid component dispersed in a second fluid component. A plurality of micro- or nanoparticles is operatively arranged in the fluid mixture to stabilize the fluid mixture by adhering to interfaces of the first fluid component. A magnetic element is operatively arranged for forming a magnetic field through the fluid mixture. The micro- or nanoparticles are magnetically responsive to the magnetic field for urging the first fluid component in a direction defined by the magnetic field. A method of separating fluids is also included.06-06-2013
20130146544Process and Apparatus for Online Rejuvenation of Contaminated Sulfolane Solvent - A continuous online process for rejuvenating whole stream contaminated lean sulfolane in an extraction system is provided. A rejuvenator is installed in the solvent: circulation loop to remove the contaminants continuously to keep the solvent clean, effective and less corrosive. The rejuvenator includes a high pressure vessel with a removable cover and a round rack with vertical stainless steel tubes fitted in the high pressure vessel. A magnetic bar is placed in each stainless steel tube. A screen cylinder is installed outside the ring of stainless steel tubes. As the contaminated sulfolane is passed through the rejuvenator, the rejuvenator picks up contaminants. The rejuvenator can be dissembled to remove the contaminants periodically. The rejuvenator is simple in construction, reliable in operation, and low in operation and maintenance costs. With this rejuvenator, the extraction system operates at high efficiency and high capacity without the dreaded corrosion.06-13-2013
20100288705ROD ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD FOR THE EXTRACTION OF MAGNETIZABLE PARTICLES FROM SOLUTIONS - A rod assembly for the extraction of magnetizable particles from solutions is described. The rod assembly includes at least one guide element. A rod element is insertable into the at least one guide element and moveable in a direction substantially parallel to the at least one guide element. A magnet element is moveable to a distal magnet element position; wherein the distal magnet element position is located on a distal end section of the at least one guide element; wherein the at least one guide element includes an opening at a distal end. A method for the extraction of magnetizable particles from solutions is also described, as well as a magnet element for the extraction of magnetizable particles from solutions.11-18-2010
20090250401Integrated bio-digestion facility - Methods and systems for processing organic waste material are provided. These methods and systems include integrating an anaerobic bio-digester and nutrient recovery module with a bio-production facility, which can locally provide feedstock for the bio-production facility, and can locally provide organic material for the anaerobic bio-digester. Methods and systems for integrating an anaerobic bio-digester with a gas cleaner are also provided, which can recover nutrients while cleaning the biogas produced by the anaerobic bio-digester.10-08-2009
20120273429METHOD FOR SEPARATING GRINDING OIL FROM GRINDING SLURRY; SEPARATING STATION FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD AND PLANT ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD - The invention relates to a plant for separating grinding slurry originating from grinding machines into metal chips and grinding oil. According to the invention, a carrier bowl (11-01-2012
20120273428Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns - A method and apparatus of fluid treatment for a plurality of fluids with a first and a second non-magnetically conductive fluid flow conduit sleeved within at least one segment of magnetically conductive conduit providing a plurality of distinct areas of concentrated magnetic energy. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery and processing of fluid columns. It may also be utilized to accelerate the separation of oil and water and increase the efficiency of oil/water separation equipment.11-01-2012
20110309026ELECTROMAGNETIC BOOM AND ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP APPLICATION FOR USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAGNETIZABLE OIL - A method and system for efficient oil spill cleanup are disclosed. Inserting magnetic filings in the oil magnetizes the spilled oil. An electromagnetic boom associated with an oil spill cleanup apparatus are used to create a magnetic field proximate to the electromagnetic boom. The magnetic field draws the magnetized oil toward the boom. The magnetic field is periodically switched on and off to create a pumping effect and draws the magnetized oil to a collection apparatus. The electromagnetic boom is directed through the effected environment using a thruster on the distal end of the boom.12-22-2011
20130200003In-Line Single Outlet Filter with Automatic Clogged Filter Element Bypass - An in-line filter is disclosed for filtering fluid flowing through a hydraulic system, particularly an automotive hydraulic system. The filter has a magnetic base with a central opening at its outlet and a seat with a central opening at its inlet. The base and the seat are joined by a cylindrical filter element made of a magnetically susceptible mesh screen material. A spring within the filter element biases a ball against the central opening of the seat normally sealing off the opening and forcing fluid to flow through the filter element to be filtered. If the mesh screen becomes clogged, backpressure forces the ball away from the seat against the bias of the spring to allow fluid to bypass the filter element and flow directly through the filter. Ferrous debris within the fluid flow continues to be captured by attraction to the magnetic base and the magnetized filter element.08-08-2013

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