Tire gassification and combustion system

  • US 5,101,739 A
  • Filed: 01/04/1991
  • Issued: 04/07/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/04/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for disposing of a material such as vehicle tires and similar substantially organic matter and generating useful heat therefrom, the system comprising:

  • gassification means for holding an amount of the material to be disposed while the material is allowed to partially combust and for containing combustible gas produced thereby, the gassification means comprising a substantially air tight gassification chamber having at least one access way for inserting the material therein;

    inlet means for receiving a controlled amount of oxygen containing gas into the gassification means, the inlet means comprising a tuyere disposed in the air tight gassification chamber and a blower connected to the tuyere;

    removal means for removing the combustible gas from the gassification means, the removal means comprising a gas outlet located above the tuyere in the gassification chamber such that substantially amounts of the combustible gases produced by the partially combusted material exits through the gas outlet;

    primary combustion means for receiving and mixing the combustible gas removed from the gassification means with an oxygen containing gas and burning the combustible gas; and

    means for directing the combustion products to a heat utilizing device.

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