06276347 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 16 patents.

A method for causing a very fine atomization or vaporization of a liquid or liquid-like fluid, where the resulting atomized or vaporized solution is entered into engine, instrument or area for the fluid to be in mixed. The ability of the near supercritical atomizer to produce very fine droplets of a wide range of liquids without any aspirant is very important for number of industrial applications. Especially when the drop size can be so finely controlled. Industries needing such fine atomization include applications such as combustion, engines, scientific equipment, chemical processing, waste disposal control, cleaning, etching, insect control, surface modification, humidification and vaporization. It is important in these applications not to cause a decomposition of the material being atomized. Staying below the supercritical point normally enables no decomposition and/or no precipitation of components within the liquid or fluid in most applications, but a very fine atomization is obtained without the need of any aspirant.

Title
Systems and methods for delivering atomized fluids
Application Number
9/161348
Publication Number
6276347 (B1)
Application Date
September 25, 1998
Publication Date
August 21, 2001
Inventor
Andrew T Hunt
Chamblee
GA, US
Agent
Edward Kelly
US
Wayne E Nacker
US
Alfred H Muraturi
US
Assignee
Micro Coating Technologies
GA, US
IPC
F02B 51/00
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