04238337 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 4 patents.

A container for holding organic waste matter while it is being decomposed biologically to produce methane gas and other products. The container also houses one or more paddlewheels which stir the waste matter and assist in maintaining it at constant, elevated temperature. Temperature control means include a temperature sensor, heating pipes, and two external heat exchangers for stabilizing the temperature of the waste material. In addition, a two-way valve (controlled by the temperature sensor) switches liquid in the heating pipes from one heat exchanger to the other to maintain the predetermined operating temperature.

Title
Methane gas producer using biological decomposition of waste matter
Application Number
6/10689
Publication Number
4238337
Application Date
February 9, 1979
Publication Date
December 9, 1980
Inventor
Walter T Peters
East Dennis
MA, US
Melville F Peters
Livingston
NJ, US
Agent
Albert F Kronman
Assignee
Albert F Kronman
NY, US
Margot Elizabeth Peters
MA, US
Walter Todd Peters
MA, US
IPC
C02F 1/00
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