Patent Number: 6,332,909

Title: Processing apparatus, processing system and processing method

Abstract: A processing apparatus capable of separating and recovering resins and metals, respectively, from an object being processed, which has resins and metals as its constituent, comprises a first gastight area (102), in which temperature and pressure are regulated so as to permit selective thermal decomposition of resins from the object (150) being processed, a second gastight area (103), which is partitioned from the first gastight area by an openable and closeable partition (105C) and in which temperature and pressure are regulated so as to permit selective vaporization of metals from the object, first recovering chamber (111) connected to the first gastight area for recovering gases produced by thermal decomposition of resins, and second recovering chamber (115) connected to the second gastight area for recovering vaporized metals.

Inventors: Teshima; Kouichi (Tokyo, JP), Todoroki; Tomohiro (Chigasaki, JP), Hayata; Terunobu (Kawasaki, JP), Tezuka; Fuminobu (Yokohama, JP), Koyama; Masao (Yokohama, JP), Oyasato; Naohiko (Kamakura, JP), Furuya; Tomiaki (Yokohama, JP), Yokoyama; Yoshiaki (Konosu, JP), Ogihara; Teruhisa (Ota, JP), Ogihara; Kaichiro (Ota, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: B09B 3/00 (20060101); C22B 7/00 (20060101); C10B 53/00 (20060101); C22B 007/00 (); C22B 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018