07101464 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 13 patents.

A microwave distillation apparatus provides destructive distillation of whole waste tires. The apparatus includes a housing including a plurality of vertically arranged chambers. A preheat chamber provides preheating of a whole waste tire received therein. An irradiation chamber, located below the preheat chamber and thermally coupled to the preheat chamber such that heat generated in the irradiation chamber creates heat convection currents in the preheat chamber, receives a preheated whole waste tire from the preheat chamber. A microwave energy supply supplies microwave energy to the irradiation chamber to provide destructive distillation of a tire received in that chamber. A cooling chamber, located below the irradiation chamber, receives by-products of the destructive distillation therefrom and provides delivery of the by-products from the housing.

Title
Microwave pyrolysis apparatus for waste tires
Application Number
8/853604
Publication Number
7101464 (B1)
Application Date
May 9, 1997
Publication Date
September 5, 2006
Inventor
Joe Allen Pringle
Mount Olive
NC, US
Agent
Ross F Hunt Jr
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Assignee
The Tire Chief
TX, US
IPC
C10B 51/00
C10B 1/00
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