Non-Pulpables Collection Chamber with Removable Basket for Solid Waste Pulpers.
Patent, Filed 30 Sep 94, patented 3 Sep 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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 shut-down.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control