Patent Number: 8,573,504

Title: Furnace

Abstract: A furnace for burning solid burning biomass fuels such a municipal waste and wood pellets including a first compartment containing a hopper, a motorized auger positioned in the bottom of the auger for conveying a solid fuel out of the hopper, a first blower tube operatively coupled to the hopper for receiving the solid fuel from the hopper and a first blower operatively coupled to the blower tube for blowing the fuel through first blower tube. In a second compartment, the furnace contains a combustion chamber operatively coupled to the blower tube opposite the first blower and a heat exchanger arranged above the combustion chamber. To cool the heat exchanger, a second blower is operatively coupled to the heat exchanger for blowing a cooling air through the heat exchanger. A programmable control system is operatively coupled to the auger, the first blower, the second blower and a plurality of thermocouples for controlling the operation of the furnace.

Inventors: Lee; Davis (Union Grove, AL), Carroll; Dale (Albertville, AL), Pankey; Chris (Guntersville, AL), Bullington; James Richard (Athens, AL), Walker; Adam Lee (Albertville, AL), Birchfield; Steven Michael (Geraldine, AL), Hosmer; Billy Erskin (Crossville, AL), Bennett; Stephen Wayne (Madison, AL), Conger; Amanda Lauren (Huntsville, AL)

Assignee: Lee Energy Solutions

International Classification: F24H 9/20 (20060101); F23N 5/00 (20060101); F23K 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017