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Reusable Magnesium Re-Ionizer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103476D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Strautin, CE: AUTHOR

Abstract

By means of a transparent container which may be disassembled and refilled with magnesium (Mg) chips, need for replacement of Mg is determined by observing condition of the Mg rather than by product yield loss. Replacing re-ionizing capability by this means is much less expensive than by other, presently available methods.

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Reusable Magnesium Re-Ionizer

      By means of a transparent container which may be disassembled
and refilled with magnesium (Mg) chips, need for replacement of Mg is
determined by observing condition of the Mg rather than by product
yield loss.  Replacing re-ionizing capability by this means is much
less expensive than by other, presently available methods.

      Referring to the figure, transparent pipe 2 of any of several
suitable materials is threaded at both ends for attachment to end
caps 4 and 6.  Washer or "O" ring seals and filters are provided in
end caps (not shown).  Pipe 2 is filled with Mg chips before end cap
assembly.

      In use, de-ionized water flows in at one end 8, becomes
re-ionized (electrically conductive) as it flows through Mg in pipe 2
and flows out as electrically conductive, but very clean water, at
output 10.  As Mg is used up in the process of re-ionizing water at
processes where product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge
damage, operators can visually determine when refilling re-ionizers
with Mg becomes necessary.

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