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cloud chamber scrubber - submicron particulate controlThe Physics

The inventor of the Cloud Chamber Scrubber is Dr. Clyde Richards of Atmospheric Physics Incorporated.

Dr. Richards completed his undergraduate work at New Mexico Tech and his graduate studies at the University of Arizona where he studied the effects of lightning and thunderstorms.

His research led to a better understanding of how lightning is triggered by electrically charged raindrops in thunderstorms. The results of this research precipitated other questions, such as:

  • “How do thunderstorms clean the atmosphere?”

  • “What is the interaction between rain drops, particulate matter and electrical charges generated in the thunderstorm?”

  • “What is the micro-physics of the forces involved in these interactions?”

Dr. Richards believed equipment could be developed which would use these interactions to efficiently collect particulate, and, over a twelve-year span, researched dozens of techniques to create the water droplet, particulate and electrical charge combination that would produce the forces necessary to collect very small particulate matter (submicron particulate.)

Twelve years later Dr. Richards had a working pilot equipment system using a unique technology which demonstrated the ability to collect very fine particulate, such as ammonium chloride, as small as 0.1 microns. 

This equipment was demonstrated to numerous industrial companies, and all parties who reviewed the results encouraged Dr. Richards to pursue commercialization.  (NOTE:  Check out whirl/wet if you are seeking systems designed for larger particulate.)

Tri-Mer Corporation and Atmospheric Physics Incorporated have signed an exclusive licensing agreement regarding the Cloud Chamber Scrubber ™ technology for purposes of commercializing the technology.

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