Patent Number: 6,685,758

Title: Material disposal system

Abstract: A material disposal system ideally suited for use in container filling operations and includes a cover member and a hopper having a lower door operable relative to the hopper by pneumatic or other actuating means for opening and closing the passage disposed above a drum or other container to be filled. The cover member and hopper are fixedly attached to each other. The cover member forms a seal around the inside of the container opening such that air and other gases escaping from the container by the filling or other material handling operation are directed through filter means which separate airborne particulates therefrom. The material disposal system is adaptable for covering and sealing a wide variety of containers. The filter means is adaptable for filtering a wide variety of materials and particulate sizes for removal of noxious gases, vapors and other airborne effluents.

Inventors: Bennett; Thomas F. (Medford, MA), LeClair; Thomas P. (Boston, MA)

Assignee: Sprague Air Controls, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 46/00 (20060101); B09B 3/00 (20060101); B65B 001/04 (); B65B 031/04 ()

Expiration Date: 02/03/2021