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David H Dietz: Cyclone separator having increased gas flow capacity. Foster Wheeler Development, Martin Smolowitz, June 30, 1998: US05771844 (20 worldwide citation)

A cyclone separator adapted for attachment to the upper outlet end of a fluidized bed reactor such as an atmospheric (ACFB) or pressurized fluidized bed combustor (PFBC) has its gas flow capacity increased while maintaining high inlet gas flow velocity and particle separation efficiency. The cyclone ...


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Zhen Fan: Power process utilizing humidified combusted air to gas turbine. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Charles L Willis, May 7, 1996: US05513488 (17 worldwide citation)

A process for producing mechanical power utilizing compressed and humidified hot air and a fuel, which are mixed together and combusted and the resulting hot combustion gas is expanded through a gas turbine. The air is initially compressed and intercooled against a water stream, and then further com ...


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Richard W Bryers, Thomas E Taylor: Fast fluidized bed steam generator. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Marvin A Naigur, John E Wilson, John Herguth, January 15, 1980: US04183330 (17 worldwide citation)

A steam generator in which a high-velocity, combustion-supporting gas is passed through a bed of particulate material to provide a fluidized bed having a dense-phase portion and an entrained-phase portion for the combustion of fuel material. A first set of heat transfer elements connected to a steam ...


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Giovanni Carli, Martin T Keating Jr: Support structure for solar receiver panel tubes. Foster Wheeler Development, Marvin A Naigur, John E Wilson, Martin Smolowitz, March 31, 1987: US04653470 (15 worldwide citation)

A support structure for multiple adjacent parallel vertical tubes of a solar flux receiver panel, so as to provide for universal independent thermal expansion and contraction of the tubes. Each adjacent tube is attached by a lug located at an intermediate point along the tube length to a rigid horiz ...


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David H Dietz: Fluidized bed reactor and method for operating same utilizing an improved particle removal system. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Marvin A Naigur, March 17, 1992: US05095854 (14 worldwide citation)

A fluidized bed reactor in which a bed of particulate material including fuel is formed in a furnace section. Air is passed through the bed at a velocity to fluidize said material and promote the combustion of the fuel. A cooler is located adjacent the vessel for receiving particulate material from ...


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Thomas E Taylor: Method and system for controlling cyclone collection efficiency and recycle rate in fluidized bed reactors. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Marvin A Naigur, Warren B Kice, November 1, 1988: US04781574 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlling the cyclone collection efficiency and recycle rate in a fluidized bed reactor in which air is introduced into the cyclone separator in a direction opposite to that of the flow of the flue gases and entrained solids. The air entrains a portion of the fine solids an ...


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Ernest L Daman: Process and apparatus for supercritical water oxidation. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, November 5, 1996: US05571423 (13 worldwide citation)

An improved process and apparatus are disclosed for the supercritical water oxidation of organic waste materials which avoids or at least substantially reduces the corrosion and solids deposition problems associated with prior art techniques. According to this invention, externally heated supercriti ...


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Kawaljit S Ahluwalia: Internal platelet heat source and method of use in a supercritical water oxidation reactor. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, November 5, 1996: US05571424 (13 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus for the supercritical water oxidation of organic waste materials which avoids or at least substantially reduces the corrosion and solids deposition problems associated with prior art techniques and which provides for efficient heating of the waste material to reaction conditi ...


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Myron T Krawchuk, Alexander Girshik: Anti-vibration spacers used in tubular type heat exchangers. Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Martin Smolowitz, November 5, 1996: US05570739 (11 worldwide citation)

Anti-vibration spacer elements are located between adjacent elongated heat exchanger tubes for operation at temperatures above ambient in a tubular type heat exchanger. The spacer elements are formed of metal alloys having a shape-memory characteristic and are placed between adjacent rows of elongat ...


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Jack David Shenker: System for separating particulates and condensable species from a gas stream. Foster Wheeler Development, Martin Smolowitz, July 8, 1997: US05645620 (11 worldwide citation)

A system for separating particulate solids and condensable vapor materials from a hot feed gas stream such as a fuel gas containing such materials, so as to provide a clean gas product stream. The system includes a cyclone-type separator in which coarser particulate solids are removed downwardly, an ...