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Title: Solar heated rotary kiln

Abstract

A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate. The rotary kiln has an open end and is enclosed in a sealed container having a window positioned for directing solar energy into the open end of the kiln. The material to be decomposed is directed through the container into the kiln by a feed tube. The container is also provided with an outlet for exhaust gases and an outlet for spent solids, and rests on a tiltable base. The window may be cooled and kept clear of debris by coolant gases.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Tracy, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864962
Patent Number(s):
US 4443186
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; heated; rotary; kiln; utilized; decomposition; materials; zinc; sulfate; enclosed; sealed; container; window; positioned; directing; energy; material; decomposed; directed; feed; tube; provided; outlet; exhaust; gases; spent; solids; tiltable; base; cooled; kept; debris; coolant; rotary kiln; solar heat; coolant gas; exhaust gases; solar energy; exhaust gas; sealed container; solar heated; zinc sulfate; feed tube; coolant gases; heated rotary; spent solid; /432/34/126/373/

Citation Formats

Shell, Pamela K. Solar heated rotary kiln. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Shell, Pamela K. Solar heated rotary kiln. United States.
Shell, Pamela K. Sun . "Solar heated rotary kiln". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864962.
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author = {Shell, Pamela K},
abstractNote = {A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate. The rotary kiln has an open end and is enclosed in a sealed container having a window positioned for directing solar energy into the open end of the kiln. The material to be decomposed is directed through the container into the kiln by a feed tube. The container is also provided with an outlet for exhaust gases and an outlet for spent solids, and rests on a tiltable base. The window may be cooled and kept clear of debris by coolant gases.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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