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Title:
DEAERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/024468
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present invention provides an apparatus (1) for deaerating a feed fluid, the apparatus comprising a chamber (3) for separating said feed fluid into a first component (11) substantially comprising froth or gas and a second component (12) substantially comprising deaerated liquid or sludge; an opening (6) for fluid flow from said separating chamber (2), and a device (7) for restricting fluid flow through said opening, wherein said opening (6) and said flow restricting device (7) induce a rotational flow of said feed fluid in said separating chamber such that said rotational flow generates a centrifugal vortex to separate said feed fluid into said first component (11) and said second component (12). A method of for deaerating a feed fluid is also provided.

Inventors:
ARBUTHNOT, Ian (21 Beach Street, Bicton, Western Australia 6157, AU)
HEATH, Alex (40 Kings Park Road, West Perth, Western Australia 6005, AU)
Application Number:
IB2012/057051
Publication Date:
July 25, 2013
Filing Date:
December 07, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
OUTOTEC OYJ (Riihitontuntie 7, Espoo, FI-02200, FI)
ARBUTHNOT, Ian (21 Beach Street, Bicton, Western Australia 6157, AU)
HEATH, Alex (40 Kings Park Road, West Perth, Western Australia 6005, AU)
International Classes:
B03D1/14; B01D19/00; B01D21/00; B04C11/00; C02F1/20
Foreign References:
DE2727398A11979-01-04
EP1297875A12003-04-02
EP0452181A11991-10-16
EP0307965A11989-03-22
DE465486C1928-09-19
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHELSTON IP (Shelston IP, Level 21 60 Margaret Stree, Sydney New South Wales 2000, AU)
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