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US6126361: Apparatus and method for installation of a fluid dispenser in wastewater

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Jack C. Gardiner ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Browning Bushman ·
Primary Examiner Eileen Dunn Lillis ·
Assistant Examiner Frederick L. Lagman ·
Application Number US8971589
Filing date 11/17/1997
Issue date 10/03/2000
Predicted expiration date 11/17/2017
U.S. Classifications 405/53  · 405/52  ·
International Classifications B01F 304  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 40552;53;128 ·
11 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

An apparatus and method for installing a fluid dispenser (10) in a submerged relation in wastewater of a wastewater chamber (14). The fluid dispenser (10) is secured to a bracket (44) which slides along a vertical post (32) in the wastewater to a desired depth at which a stop (46) positions and blocks further sliding movement of the bracket (44) and fluid dispenser (10). Fluid dispenser (10) and sliding bracket (44) move downwardly from the upper end of post (32) and when sliding bracket (44) hits the stop (46), bracket (44) and dispenser (10) pivot relative to the post (32) to a desired position and direction of the dispenser (10). Serrated knife edges (100) on propeller (92) cooperate with serrated knife edges (112) on collar (90) on opposed sides of an orifice (106) to cut and remove any solid particles obstructing the orifice (106). Orifice (106) is adjusted by rotation of a threaded collar (90) on threaded vacuum tube (82) and secured by set screw (114) to obtain a uniform orifice size about the entire periphery of the orifice (106).

Independent Claims | See all claims (11)

  1. 1. A method for installing a fluid dispenser in a submerged relation in wastewater within a wastewater chamber for dispersing a fluid treating agent within the wastewater; said method comprising the following steps:mounting a generally vertical support post within the wastewater chamber;mounting a fluid dispenser of an elongate shape on a sliding bracket for sliding movement of the fluid dispenser and bracket along said post with the longitudinal axis of said fluid dispenser being in a generally vertical direction;mounting said bracket and fluid dispenser on the upper end of the post above the level of wastewater in the wastewater chamber with the post being received by the bracket in telescoping sliding relation;lowering said bracket and fluid dispenser in sliding relation downward along said post to a stop on said post at a desired location of the fluid dispenser for blocking further downward sliding movement of said bracket and fluid dispenser; andpivoting said bracket and fluid dispenser about a horizontal axis into a desired angular relation relative to said post when said bracket engages said stop for dispensing the treating agent within the wastewater.
  2. 5. Apparatus for installing a fluid dispenser within wastewater of a wastewater compartment in submerged relation, the fluid dispenser having an electrical motor, a shaft driven by said motor, a propeller on the end of said shaft, a vacuum tube about said shaft, a collar about said vacuum tube adjacent said propeller, an orifice between said collar and propeller for dispersal of a treating fluid therefrom upon rotation of said propeller, and sharp opposed cutting edges on said propeller and said collar on opposed sides of said orifice for cutting solid particles entering said orifice; said apparatus comprising:a generally vertically extending post mounted within said wastewater compartment for extending above the level of wastewater in said compartment;a sliding support bracket mounted on said post for sliding movement and having said fluid dispenser mounted thereon for sliding movement with said support bracket;a stop on said post to block the downward sliding movement of said sliding support and fluid dispenser; andpivot means on said sliding support to effect pivoting of said sliding bracket and fluid dispenser to a desired direction of said fluid dispenser upon contact of said support bracket with said stop.
  3. 9. A fluid dispenser for dispensing a treating agent within wastewater in a wastewater compartment; said fluid dispenser comprising:a body having a generally cylindrical housing;an electric motor within said housing;a shaft driven by said motor;a propeller on the end of said shaft;a vacuum tube about said shaft;a collar about said vacuum tube adjacent said propeller;an orifice between said collar and propeller for dispersal of a treating agent therefrom upon rotation of said propeller; andsharp opposed cutting edges on said propeller and said collar on opposed sides of said orifice for cutting solid particles entering said orifice, at least one of said cutting edges being serrated for cutting of said solid particles.
  4. 11.11. A method for installing a fluid dispenser in a submerged relation in wastewater within a wastewater chamber for dispersing a fluid treating agent within the wastewater; said method comprising the following steps:mounting a generally vertical support post within the wastewater chamber;mounting a fluid dispenser on a sliding bracket for sliding movement of the fluid dispenser and bracket along said post;constructing said sliding bracket of a pair of spaced parallel side plates and mounting a support angle on one of the side plates for the fluid dispenser;mounting the fluid dispenser on the support angle for movement with the sliding bracket;mounting said sliding bracket and fluid dispenser on the upper end of the post above the level of wastewater in the wastewater chamber with the post being received by the bracket in telescoping sliding relation;lowering said sliding bracket and fluid dispenser in sliding relation downward along said post to a stop on said post at a desired location of the fluid dispenser for blocking further downward sliding movement of said bracket and fluid dispenser; andpivoting said sliding bracket and fluid dispenser when said bracket engages said stop into a desired direction of said fluid dispenser for dispensing the treating agent within the wastewater.

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