James D Schoenhard: Processing method and system to convert garbage to oil. Chapman and Cutler, May 14, 2002: US06387221 (15 worldwide citation)

Garbage and waste of all types that includes or comprises organic matter, particularly including medical waste, plastics, paper, food waste, animal by-products, and the like, can be economically recycled into petroleum products, including oil. Machinery performs a method that mimics natural processe ...

Vernon F Plass: Apparatus for destructive distillation of cellulosic materials. Clarence A O Brien, Harvey B Jacobson, November 11, 1980: US04233024 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for generating combustible gas from cellulosic fiber material. A gas production chamber contains an inclined support chute having a grate perforated with alternately angled ports for admission of a controlled amount of air through the grate portion for performing first a li ...

Robert A Caughey: Apparatus and method for producing combustible gases from biomass material. Forest Fuels, Dike Bronstein Roberts Cushman & Pfund, June 20, 1978: US04095958 (14 worldwide citation)

A reactor wherein a biomass is moved progressively downwardly along the upwardly facing side of an inclined grate supported with an enclosure comprising a retort, the rear and front walls of which provide, in conjunction with the grate, a plenum chamber at the downwardly facing side of the grate and ...

Miler Kazimierz B M, Kozlowski Zbigniew P: Aromatizing and/or antiseptic and/or oxidation inhibiting agent as well as method of producing and applying the agent. Instytut Przemyslu Miesnego, Waters Schwartz & Nissen, September 2, 1975: US3903267 (13 worldwide citation)

An agent and a method for producing an agent utilized as an additive to foodstuffs or the like for imparting thereto a smoked taste while concurrently improving their physical properties and forming an antiseptic or anti-oxidant. The method of producing the agent comprises the destructive distillati ...

Joseph A Beckman: Rubber-reinforcing blacks. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Jesse B Grove Jr, September 9, 1980: US04221608 (12 worldwide citation)

Char obtained by the destructive distillation of scrap rubber vulcanizate is ground in a fluid-energy mill. The resulting black powder, with or without coating with oil, is used as a reinforcing agent for vulcanized rubbers.

William A Gould: Garbage to hydrocarbon fuel conversion system. Richard L Miller, July 15, 1986: US04599953 (11 worldwide citation)

A garbage to hydrocarbon fuel conversion system is provided which generates electricity and hydrocarbon gases from combustible garbage. The garbage is pulverized and then burned in a destructive distillation process. The heat produced is used to generate electrical power. Dust precipitated by an ele ...

V J Flanigan: Process and apparatus for destructive distillation of rubber. Gentech, Senniger Powers, May 2, 2006: US07037410 (10 worldwide citation)

An improved process and apparatus for the destructive distillation or pyrolysis of rubber, such as used rubber tires, to produce liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons and a solid carbonaceous char. A heat transfer gas circulating in a circulation loop is used to cool the hot char produced in the distillat ...

Dana J Finley, Jeffrey D Wilder: Plug seal discharge system for distillation apparatus. Tire Recycling Technologies Corporation, John R Lansdowne, February 16, 1999: US05871619 (10 worldwide citation)

A discharge system for a destructive distillation apparatus wherein the discharge solids act as plug to avoid the unwanted flow of product gas or ambient air therethrough while effectively discharging finely divided, disperse solids material from a continuously operating distillation apparatus. The ...

Brewer John C: Process and system for recovering carbon. Garbalizer Corporation of America, February 26, 1974: US3794250 (10 worldwide citation)

A process and system for the reduction (by milling), separation and recovery of carbon contained in char, coke and other residues resulting from distillation or destructive distillation of carbon-containing materials. The process or system includes ball or rod mill means for pulverizing incoming car ...

Myron L Anthony: Coal conversion processes. EPIC Research Corporation, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, December 25, 1984: US04490213 (8 worldwide citation)

Coal is processed sequentially over a range of temperatures up to a maximum of 750.degree. F. and preferably considerably less to obtain a clean burning coke, refinable petroleum and bitumen products, fertilizer minerals, combustible gases and water; the process is capable of producing a highly poro ...