Gas elimination device

  • US 4,900,308 A
  • Filed: 08/23/1988
  • Issued: 02/13/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for eliminating a gas from a cellular fluid comprising plenum means and mounting means, said plenum means comprising means for separating said gas from said cellular fluid, said means for separating consisting of a chamber for producing a vertical flow rate in a fluid flowing therethrough adequate to release said gas in the form of bubbles which rise to the top of said chamber when said chamber is vertical, said chamber having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet below said fluid inlet, and a hydrophobic membrane above said fluid inlet when said chamber is in an operational orientation for freely receiving said bubbles and for passing said gas of said bubbles directly to the atmosphere through said membrane while preventing passage of said fluid, and wherein said mounting means comprises means for engaging support means for supporting said plenum only when said chamber is substantially vertical and for preventing rotating of said chamber about a horizontal axis.

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