Patent Number: 6,251,337

Title: Apparatus and method for treating a particulate material within a rotating retort

Abstract: An apparatus and process for treating particulate material within a rotating retort in which gas is injected within the retort to fluidize the particulate material within the rotating retort. An auger is mounted within an axle supporting the retort for rotation and particulate material is injected by the auger within the retort. Gas may be exhausted from the retort through an annular chamber about the auger or from a hollow shaft of the auger. Gas may also be exhausted through a permeable wall of the retort.

Inventors: Kane; John E. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Acton Materials, Inc.

International Classification: C23C 16/44 (20060101); C23C 10/00 (20060101); C23C 16/458 (20060101); C23C 8/00 (20060101); C21B 007/22 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018