Accession Number : ADD018691

Title :   Non-Pulpables Collection Chamber with Removable Basket for Solid Waste Pulpers

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 May 96, patented 23 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Upton III, William K ; Schneider, William E ; Brown, Stuart H ; Stetz, Steven A ; Gotich, Emily J

Report Date : 23 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A pulper includes a pulping chamber, a pulping mechanism, and a non-pulpables collection chamber attached to a bottom of the pulping chamber below a top of the pulping mechanism in an annular area outside of the pulping mechanism. The collection chamber includes a container with openings at first and second ends; a basket having an opening at a first end and disposed inside the container wherein at least a bottom portion of the basket includes perforations; a pipe connection located at the second end of the container; means for removing the basket from the container; and means for preventing material from entering a space between the basket and the container; wherein the first end of the container is inserted into the pulping chamber. The collection chamber does not interfere with the fluid flow around the pulping mechanism and can collect a relatively large amount of non-pulpables without requiring pulper shutdown.

Descriptors :   *SOLID WASTES, *PATENTS, *PULPERS, *WASTE COLLECTION, WASTE DISPOSAL, FLUID FLOW

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE