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A process and apparatus wherein an adsorption media, containing contaminants adsorbed from a contaminated gas stream, are contained in a media chamber. This chamber is defined by a generally cylindrical vessel, and the adsorption media comprises a polymeric material in particulate or bead form. The media chamber is defined in surrounding relationship to an elongate hollow guide tube which extends longitudinally along the central axis of the chamber. A microwave generator supplies microwave energy into the guide tube which functions as a waveguide. This waveguide has a plurality of slots formed therein which functions as radiators for the microwave energy. The microwave energy passes radially outwardly from the waveguide into the surrounding media throughout the length thereof to effect uniform heating of the media both longitudinally and radially. This heating effects release of the contaminants from the adsorbent media, which volatiles are then sucked out of the media.

Title
Regenerative apparatus for recovery of volatiles
Application Number
8/273048
Publication Number
5509956
Application Date
July 8, 1994
Publication Date
April 23, 1996
Inventor
Mark S Arsenault
Crestwood
KY, US
Stephen H Opperman
Ludington
MI, US
Agent
Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis
Assignee
Horizon Holdings
KY, US
IPC
B01D 53/12
B01D 53/04
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