04447297 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 8 patents.

The present invention is directed to a combined fluidized bed retorting and combustion system particularly useful for extracting energy values from oil shale. The oil-shale retort and combustor are disposed side-by-side and in registry with one another through passageways in a partition therebetween. The passageways in the partition are submerged below the top of the respective fluid beds to preclude admixing or the product gases from the two chambers. The solid oil shale or bed material is transported through the chambers by inclining or slanting the fluidizing medium distributor so that the solid bed material, when fluidized, moves in the direction of the downward slope of the distributor.

Title
Combined fluidized bed retort and combustor
Application Number
6/368197
Publication Number
4447297
Application Date
April 14, 1982
Publication Date
May 8, 1984
Inventor
Li Wen Zeng
Morgantown
WV, US
Joseph S Mei
Morgantown
WV, US
John E Notestein
Morgantown
WV, US
Jer Yu Shang
Fairfax
VA, US
Agent
Richard G Besha
Stephen D Hamel
Earl L Larcher
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy
DC, US
IPC
C10B 49/22
C10B 49/10
C10B 1/06
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