Patent Number: 7,713,411

Title: Fluid bed filter-dryer apparatus

Abstract: A filter-dryer apparatus employing a single container for both filtering and drying operations including a container holding a material to be filtered and dried, adapted to connect to a filter system and to connect to a fluid bed dryer system, and a process for separating particulates from liquids by the operations of filtration and drying, which includes the steps of providing a single container for both filtering and drying operations; introducing a mixture of particles and liquid to said container; connecting the container to a filter system and filtering the particulates from the liquid; detaching the container from the filter system; connecting the container to a fluid bed drying system and removing the liquid from the particulates to result in dry particulates.

Inventors: Banister; John Patrick (Huntsville, AL), Garner, Jr.; Robert R. (Hampton Cove, AL)

Assignee: Applied Chemical Technology, Inc.

International Classification: F26B 7/00 (20060101); B01D 29/54 (20060101); F26B 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018