Patent Number: 6,308,618

Title: Method of compacting with shearing compactor pump

Abstract: A compactor for containers containing flowable materials in which the containers are compacted in a compaction chamber and flowable materials from the containers are recovered in a controlled manner as by extrusion from the compaction chamber. The compactor advantageously includes a shearing mechanism to assist in controlling the feeding of containers into the compaction chamber and/or the release of the container's contents. The containers are preferably compacted under sufficiently high pressures to rupture the containers and force any flowable materials out of the containers. A collection manifold is preferably provided in sealed communication with the compaction chamber to receive flowable materials extruded from the compaction chamber. A filter or screening mechanism capable of withstanding the pressures generated in the compactor is provided to permit flowable materials to be extruded out of the compacting chamber, yet maintaining the ruptured containers in the compaction chamber. The collection manifold allows flowable materials to be recovered in a sealed, enclosed manner for seal delivery as to gas/liquid and/or solid separators for fractioning of the flowable materials into different fractions for storage.

Inventors: Richard; Wagner (Waterloo, CA), David; Johnston (Elora, CA)

Assignee: Solite Corporation

International Classification: B09B 3/00 (20060101); B30B 9/00 (20060101); B30B 9/32 (20060101); B30B 9/30 (20060101); B30B 009/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018