System for controlling chemical reaction in a molten metal bath

  • US 5,505,143 A
  • Filed: 10/07/1994
  • Issued: 04/09/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for controlling chemical reaction of a waste, comprising:

  • a) a reactor;

    b) a molten metal bath disposed in the reactor which allows chemical reaction of the waste;

    c) means for directing the waste into the reactor at a temperature sufficient to cause chemical reaction of the waste to form an intermediate component and atomic constituents of the waste;

    d) means for forming an off-gas in the reactor which combines with a portion of the intermediate component and is emitted from the reactor;

    e) means for separating at least a portion of the intermediate component from off-gas emitted from the reactor to form an intermediate stream; and

    f) means for directing said intermediate stream into the reactor for chemical reaction of the intermediate component returned to the reactor in the intermediate stream to atomic constituents and subsequent exothermic reaction of at least a portion of the atomic constituents with a component of the molten metal bath, whereby heat generated by the exothermic reaction initiates additional chemical reaction of the waste and of the intermediate component, thereby controlling chemical reaction of the waste.

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