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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVAPORATING MULTI-COMPONENT LIQUIDS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003066115
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
An atomizer 10 atomizes a multi-component liquid from a reservoir 20 into a cloud 14 comprising small droplets 38 which are ejected into the atmosphere to a certain height and allowed to fall toward a surface 12. Essentially complete evaporation is assured by maintaining the size of the droplets, the liquid's component vapor pressures and the height through which the droplets fall according to a predetermined relationship. Also, the suitability of a liquid for evaporation in a vibrating plate atomizer is determined by measuring the rate of size decrease and the surface tension of a pendant drop of the liquid after a predetermined amount of the liquid has evaporated from the drop.

Inventors:
SCHRAMM HEATHER R
MARTENS EDWARD J III
CLAUSEN SUSAN M
VARANASI PADMA P
CRANDALL JESSE BEN
Application Number:
US0303253W
Publication Date:
February 19, 2004
Filing Date:
February 04, 2003
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Assignee:
JOHNSON & SON INC S C (US)
International Classes:
A01M7/00; A01M1/20; A01M13/00; A01N25/18; A61L9/12; A61L9/14; A61L9/16; B05B17/06; B05D1/02; G01N13/02; G01N25/02; (IPC1-7): A61L9/14; A61L9/00; B01D1/16; G01N5/04; G01N13/02; G01N25/02
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