03946679 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 4 patents.

Moisture is removed from a fluid waste product or material by pumping the material axially through an elongated porous tube, forcing a gas generally radially inwardly through the tube to effect disintegration of the material, and then directing the material through a perforated duct which receives heated air from a burner unit. As the moisture evaporates from the material, the moisture vapor is separated from the dry solid particles by a separator connected to a suction blower for inducing a draft. The apparatus may also be adapted for treating or drying other materials such as slurries of metallurgical ores and for oxidizing or reducing mineral-type materials in addition to drying finely dispersed metal slurries in the production of powdered metals. Another embodiment of the apparatus is used for burning a fluid waste product or material.

Title
Method and apparatus for treating a continuous flow of fluid waste products and other materials
Application Number
5/429096
Publication Number
3946679
Application Date
December 28, 1973
Publication Date
March 30, 1976
Inventor
Frederick T Varani
Golden
CO, US
Agent
Jacox & Meckstroth
Assignee
Adrian Const Co
OH, US
IPC
F26B 11/12
F23G 3/00
F23B 1/32
B01D 35/18
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