Apparatus for dissociating bulk waste in a molten metal bath

  • US 5,555,822 A
  • Filed: 09/06/1994
  • Issued: 09/17/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A reactor for dissociating bulk waste in a molten metal bath, comprising:

  • a) a bulk waste inlet;

    b) a gas outlet;

    c) a baffle within said reactor, said baffle having a lower edge which can be immersed by a molten metal bath within said reactor, whereby the baffle partitions a gaseous volume above the molten metal bath into a first region, proximate to said bulk waste inlet, and a second region, proximate to said gas outlet;

    d) a gas conduit extending from said first region to a portion of said reactor beneath the second region; and

    e) means for directing gas from the first region through the gas conduit into a portion of the molten metal bath beneath the second region, thereby equalizing gas pressure above the molten metal bath in the first and second regions during introduction of bulk waste into the first region.

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