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Publication numberUS328134 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1885
Filing dateJul 29, 1795
Publication numberUS 328134 A, US 328134A, US-A-328134, US328134 A, US328134A
InventorsJohn Mckay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Oct. 13, 1885.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 328,134, dated October 13, 1885.

Application filed July 29, 1885.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JOHN McKay, a citi-' zen of the United States, residing at Titusville, in the county of Crawford and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Gas-Scrubbers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to the mechanical device for washing gas, destroying and removing all impurities therefrom, the object being to bring the gas and water into closer and more intimate connection and to more thor oughly purify thc'gas.

My device is fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is aside elevation of an upright cylinder embodying my invention, and Fig. 2 asectional view of the same.

Similar letters in the two views refer to .the same parts.

O-is the shell or vessel constructed of any size or shape, preferably a cylinder, and provided with a chamber, A, In the upper part. B is an upright shaft standing in the center of the vessel 0 and supported near the bottom by the bracket G, the top being held in position by the bracket M. Attached to the shaft B and surrounding it is the brush D, composed of iron or steel wires, bamboo, or any other suitable material. The weight of the shaft B is supported by the bracket G, but has a gudgeon' extending through the bracket, and to that gudgeon is attached the pinion H.

I is a shaft extending through the shell 0 and having a gear-pinion, N,working in with the pinion H, and by which motion is communicatcd to the shaft B and brush D. The

shaft I,- where it passes through the shell 0,

passes through a stuiling-box,which prevents the escape of gas.

J is a door or man hole on the top of the chamberA for access to the chamber, to clean out, examine, or remove any portion of the machinery.

F is a pipe entering the cylinder near the base for the induction of the gas, and. K a pipe near the top for the eduction of the same.

E is a pipe entering the cylinder above the brush for the introduction of water or any other fluid. This pipe is led to the center of the cylindenover the brush and terminates in the sprayer O.

P is a pipe for drawing off the water from Serial No. 172947. (No model.)

0, (not shown in the. drawings,) for entering the chamber below the brush.

' The operation is as follows: The shaft B and brush I) being revolved by the action of the shaft I communicated through the pinions N and H the gas is. made to enter through the pipe F, and passing upward through the thrush D enters the chamber A and. passes out through the pipe K. At the same time water .is introduced through the pipe E and sprayer O, and passes downward through the brush 1) and out through the pipe P, and as it passes ;gthtough the brush meets the gas ascending,

two; fluids are kept in constant agitation and tare tningled together, the water removing any tar or other impurities held in suspension in Instead of water, naphtha or other fluid may be used, or water and naphtha mingled :may be used, which in mingling with the gas enriches it and increases its illuminating power.

I do not claim the broad idea of an upright cylinder with a revolving shaft inside with beaters attached thereto where the water and gas both flow downward together through the purifiers, nor for an upright cylinder divided into compartments by horizontal diaphragms and with heaters revolving in each separate compartment. j

I claim as my inlventionplain vertical cylinder with anupright shaft and attached brush revolving in said cylinder and filling it horizontally, but leaving a gas-chamber in the'upper part, an induction water or liquid pipe entering the cylinder and terminating in asprinkler over the upper end of the brush, and an eduction water." or liquid pipe from the bottom, an inducti g n gaspipe near the bottom below the brush, 1 tid an ed uction gas-pipe from. the top aboveithe sprinkler, the whole constructed and o stantially as shown, and for the purposes here, in set forth.


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A gas scrubber or purifier, consisting of a eratcd sublions Magyar.

the bottom of the cylinder below the brush." A door or man-hole is also made inthe shell land by the action of the revolving brush the the gas andcarrying them away through the ICO

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Cooperative ClassificationY10S261/11, B01D47/16