Patent Number: 6,167,637

Title: Dehydrating method and hydroextractor

Abstract: The hydroextractor disclosed has a dehydration chamber, a pressurization chamber defined by a flexible diaphragm in isolation from the dehydration chamber, and a crushing member disposed in the dehydration chamber. A pipe member extends through the pressurization chamber and the diaphragm, and a rotary shaft extends sealingly through the pipe member into the dehydration chamber. The crushing member is mounted to the rotary shaft and is driven by a drive apparatus connected to the opposite end of the shaft. The hydroextractor feeds moist material and pours cooling water into the dehydration chamber and introduces pressurized water into the pressurization chamber. The hot material fed in the dehydration chamber is pressure-dehydrated into a cake with the diaphragm of the pressurization chamber. The dehydrated cake is poured with cooling water, and at the same time the crushing member crushes the dehydrated cake and mixes it with the cooling water. This agitation breaks films of coagulative substances formed in the dehydrated cake and provides passages for the residual water to be extracted, thereby increasing the dehydration rate and rapidly cooling the material.

Inventors: Nagase; Yuuji (Josai-3-chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, JP), Nagase; Hyosuke (Nagoya, JP), Kobayashi; Kazuo (Chiba, JP), Masumoto; Norio (Ichinomiya, JP)

Assignee: Nagase; Yuuji

International Classification: B01D 29/09 (20060101); B01D 29/00 (20060101); B01D 29/88 (20060101); B01D 29/76 (20060101); B01D 29/78 (20060101); B01D 29/82 (20060101); B01D 29/90 (20060101); B01D 29/92 (20060101); F26B 7/00 (20060101); F26B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018