Method of forming gas-enriched fluid

  • US 6,555,059 B1
  • Filed: 12/21/1999
  • Issued: 04/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for gas-supersaturating fluid comprising the acts of:

  • providing a fluid supply and a gas supply;

    providing a chamber having a first inlet, a second inlet, and an outlet;

    providing an atomizer nozzle coupled to the first inlet of the chamber;

    delivering gas from the gas supply to the second inlet of the chamber to maintain pressure within the chamber at a predetermined level above about 100 psi;

    delivering fluid from the fluid supply to the first inlet of the chamber;

    creating with the atomizer nozzle a droplet pattern of the fluid in the gas within the chamber to diffuse the gas into the fluid and form a gas-supersaturated fluid; and

    collecting the gas-supersaturated fluid within the chamber below the atomizer nozzle for removal from the chamber via the outlet.

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