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Sun Sea Pao, Jerry V Fox, John S Rendall: Oil shale processing apparatus and method. Duo Ex Coproration, Thomas E Schatzel, April 12, 1988: US04737267 (124 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the recovery of bitumen oils from oil shale. The method comprises crushing the oil shale to a predetermined particle size and mixing with an organic solvent to form a slurry. The slurry is then subjected to supercritical temperatures and pressures whereby the kerogen mater ...


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David M Willyoung: Combined cycle power plant with atmospheric fluidized bed combustor. General Electric Company, John F Ahern, James W Mitchell, September 26, 1978: US04116005 (67 worldwide citation)

A combined cycle steam and gas power plant is disclosed in which energy for generating steam to drive a steam turbine and for heating air to drive a gas turbine is provided by combustion of a single carbonaceous sulfur-bearing fuel such as coal at nearly atmospheric pressure in a sulfur-sorbing flui ...


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Koya Sakamoto, Yutaka Yoneda, Naoki Fujiwara, Shigehito Takamoto: Fluidized bed combustor. Babcock Hitachi Kabushiki Kaisha, Thomas E Beall Jr, July 6, 1982: US04338283 (64 worldwide citation)

A fluidized bed combustor wherein a combustion chamber and a regeneration chamber are both contained in a single hollow body is provided. These two chambers are formed by vertically partitioning the body by a partition wall, which has an upper opening and a lower one, and also each have a perforated ...


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Anthony Robin Pennell: Portland cement manufacture. The Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, Diller Brown Ramik & Wight, March 28, 1978: US04081285 (61 worldwide citation)

Waste matter is incinerated in a combustion zone external to a rotary cement kiln. The resulting gaseous product is taken up in effluent gas from the cement making process in contact with calcareous material. At least some of the combustion zone bottom ash is combined in the eventual standard Portla ...


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Edward John Anthony, J Carlos Abanades: In-situ capture of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide in a fluidized bed combustor. Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada represented by the Minister of Natural Resources, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, November 10, 2009: US07614352 (56 worldwide citation)

Both a process and an apparatus whereby a fuel with both a high carbon content, a relatively high sulphur content and a relatively low ash content, can be combusted without the release of potentially damaged amounts of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide are described. Further, the process and appara ...


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Ashok Kumar Anand, Ralph R Boericke: Modified gas turbine system with advanced pressurized fluidized bed combustor cycle. General Electric Co, Nixon & Vanderhye, August 15, 2000: US06101983 (56 worldwide citation)

A modified gas turbine system is provided that adapts an advanced pressurized fluidized bed combustor cycle for use with existing combustion turbine technology. To accommodate current combustion turbine technology, the air extracted from the compressor discharge is limited, e.g. to about 20% of the ...


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Alex F Wormer: Multifuel bubbling bed fluidized bed combustor system. Wormser Engineering, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, April 25, 1989: US04823712 (55 worldwide citation)

In order to be able to handle multiple fuels in a bubbling-bed fluidized bed combustor, a number of elements are combined together and a number of systems are described which utilize these elements in order to be able to appropriately process different types of fuels. With respect to the handling of ...


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Juan A Garcia Mallol, Michael G Alliston: Fluidized reinjection of carryover in a fluidized bed combustor. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Marvin A Naigur, John E Wilson, Warren B Kice, December 13, 1983: US04419965 (43 worldwide citation)

A system for the fluidized reinjection of fine particles (carryover) into a fluidized bed combustor. The carryover recirculation system includes a fluidized reinjection bed which is fluidized using clean gas from the induced draft fan outlet boosted by a small auxiliary fan. The fluidized fine parti ...


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Michael Nakhamkin: Utilization of circulating fluidized bed combustors for compressed air energy storage application. Gibbs & Hill, Pennie & Edmonds, June 26, 1990: US04936098 (39 worldwide citation)

A thermal energy peaking/intermediate power plant is disclosed having an atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor (FBC) for heating compressed air which is input to a turbine. Low-grade fuels such as coal may be combusted in the FBC, eliminating the need for additional combustors requiring premium fuels.


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Chadwell O Connor: Rotating fluidized bed combustor. Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt, January 3, 1978: US04066024 (38 worldwide citation)

A heated fluidized bed is formed by rotating a body of sand in a horizontal cylindrical drum, lifting and dropping sand from the bed through the open portion of the drum, and heating the region through which the sand drops. The drum is formed by a cylindrical water wall of pipes connected to a water ...