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Title: Apparatus for microwave heat treatment of manufactured components

An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases. The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode. A microwave heating probe may be used to restart a frozen eutectic salt bath.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1014519
Report Number(s):
7,358,469
US patent application 11/567,025
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English