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Title: Solar-heated rotary kiln

Abstract

A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate is disclosed. 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:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6823834
Application Number:
ON: DE83006891
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-83-041443
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR KILNS; DESIGN; CONTAINERS; DECOMPOSITION; THERMAL INSULATION; TILT MECHANISMS; WINDOWS; ZINC SULFATES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; EQUIPMENT; KILNS; OPENINGS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; ZINC COMPOUNDS 140905*

Citation Formats

Shell, P.K. Solar-heated rotary kiln. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Shell, P.K. Solar-heated rotary kiln. United States.
Shell, P.K. Wed . "Solar-heated rotary kiln". United States.
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title = {Solar-heated rotary kiln},
author = {Shell, P.K.},
abstractNote = {A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate is disclosed. 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {4}
}