Pyrolytic waste treatment system

  • US 5,868,085 A
  • Filed: 04/28/1997
  • Issued: 02/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A treatment unit for pyrolyzing constituent elements of a starting material that are susceptible of pyrolysis, the unit comprising:

  • a pyrolysis chamber in which pyrolysis is to take place, said pyrolysis chamber having an input aperture through which starting material is introduced, and at least one output aperture through which the products of pyrolysis are discharged; and

    a heating chamber in which heat energy is generated to initiate and sustain pyrolysis in said pyrolysis chamber, a first valve communicating with said heating chamber and a second internal valve disposed within said heating chamber, said heating chamber being in communication with the atmosphere via said first valve and being in communication with said pyrolysis chamber via said second internal valve.

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