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Ultrasonic Continuous Flow Plasmapheresis Separator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049505D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Curtis, HW Stephans, EJ [+details]

Abstract

This article relates generally to the separation of a material suspended in a fluid from the fluid and more specifically to the separation of emulsions in which the total volume of the dispersed phase is a small fraction of the total fluid volume. Still more specifically, it relates to the separation of certain particulate suspensions, for example, dilute (less than 1 percent hematocrit) blood. Separation of the character described may be carried out using ultrasonic transducers and a chamber having a special configuration.