Municipal solid waste disposal process

  • US 5,280,757 A
  • Filed: 08/13/1992
  • Issued: 01/25/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW) and other carbon based solids, comprising the steps of:

  • (i) igniting a plasma arc torch inside a refractory lined reactor vessel;

    (ii) preheating said reactor vessel walls to substantially 1100 C or more; and

    (iii) feeding said MSW into said reactor vessel while minimizing entry of air.

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