Process and apparatus for treating municipal trash
Method for disposal of waste materials by incineration Patent #: 4750437
ApplicationNo. 446880 filed on 12/06/1989
US Classes:110/235, REFUSE INCINERATOR110/255, With means for advancing or handling refuse or residue110/346Incinerating refuse
ExaminersPrimary: Favors, Edward G.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesF23D 014/00
AbstractAn incinerator and recyclable material recovery apparatus and method for processing refuse. An incineration means is disclosed for loading and shaping a refuse mass on a refractory transport means and conveying the refuse mass through an incinerator to achieve ecologically acceptable combustion of combustible materials, melting and selective separation of metallic and glass components of the refuse mass and removal of non-combustible materials. The novel method and apparatus provides a refuse mass transport means having means to allow removal of water from the refuse mass during the pre-heat and combustion stages of incineration and provides a means to selectively remove glass and metallic portions of the refuse mass as the melting temperature of these materials are reached during the incineration process.