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241240100 With classifying or separating of material 88
20130082127Closed-circuit grinding plant having an integrated buffer - A closed-circuit grinding plant for comminuting material to be ground, in which at least one comminution apparatus and at least one apparatus for separating comminuted material are connected to each other and keep the brittle material to be ground in the grinding circuit until it is removed from the grinding circuit by the separating device on account of the level of comminution, wherein a control loop controls the feed of fresh material to be ground into the circuit, and also relates to a corresponding method for operating such a closed-circuit grinding plant. A buffer for the material to be ground is present in the grinding circuit. The integration of the buffer enables a reduced overall height of the closed-circuit grinding plant, which saves energy costs. The filling level of the integrated buffer is suitable for controlling the closed-circuit grinding plant.04-04-2013
20130026263EXTRACTING MINED ORE, MINERALS OR OTHER MATERIALS USING SENSOR-BASED SORTING - A method of analyzing minerals received within a mining shovel bucket includes collecting data associated with ore received in the bucket, where the bucket includes at least one active sensor, where the ore includes one or more mineral, and where the ore is within a field of the active sensor. The method further includes determining a content of the minerals using the data, transmitting information relating to the content of the minerals to a decision support system, and sorting or processing the ore based on an output of the decision support system. Collecting data associated with the ores may include generating source signals, applying the source signals to the active sensor, collecting a response from the active sensor, and comparing the response with a reference or threshold. Other features are disclosed.01-31-2013
20130026262APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVELY SEPARATING POLYURETHANE FOAM AND FIBER FROM AUTOMOBILE SHREDDER RESIDUE - The present invention provides an apparatus for selectively separating polyurethane foam and fiber from Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR). The apparatus includes a first separator, a second separator, and a third separator. The first separator primarily separates fine particles, such as dirt or glass pieces, from the ASR at a front portion thereof and separates large-sized polyurethane foam and fiber from the ASR at a rear portion thereof. The second separator grinds remaining materials after the primary separation of the first separator. The third separator separates medium-sized polyurethane foam and fiber from the remaining materials after the separation of the first separator and secondarily separates plastics, rubber, and other materials.01-31-2013
20130026264COMMINUTION PROCESS TO PRODUCE ENGINEERED WOOD PARTICLES OF UNIFORM SIZE AND SHAPE WITH DISRUPTED GRAIN STRUCTURE FROM VENEER - Comminution process of wood veneer to produce wood particles, by feeding wood veneer in a direction of travel substantially normal to grain through a counter rotating pair of intermeshing arrays of cutting discs arrayed axially perpendicular to the direction of veneer travel, wherein the cutting discs have a uniform thickness (Td), to produce wood particles characterized by a length dimension (L) substantially equal to the Td and aligned substantially parallel to grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) substantially equal to the veneer thickness (Tv) and aligned normal to W and L, wherein the W×H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces with end checking between crosscut fibers.01-31-2013
20120160942WATERLESS SEPARATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COAL AND MINERALS - A waterless method of processing coal to remove impurities therefrom includes drying a batch of coal to remove moisture therefrom, pulverizing the coal into individual coal particles to liberate impurity particles from the coal and without substantially reducing the size of the impurity particles, and separating the impurity particles and pulverized coal particles into respective product streams via air classification. The dryer includes a plurality of rotating paddles, and an air stream forces the coal through the plurality of rotating paddles to pulverize the coal into individual particles and liberate the impurities.06-28-2012
20130087643Device and a method for preparing a tissue - A device and a method for preparing adipose tissue for transplantation from lobular fat material extracted by liposuction, the fat material consisting of a mixture of fluid materials and cell fragments, cells and one or more cell magroagglomerates of heterogeneous sizes, include at least one sterile container having a size reducing device for reducing the fat material into cell agglomerates of smaller and identical or similar sizes, the device dividing the inner chamber of the container into at least two portions, particularly a first upper portion and a second lower portion.04-11-2013
20110006140METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF PARTICULATE WATER ABSORBENT COMPRISING WATER-ABSORBABLE RESIN AS MAIN INGREDIENT - [Problem] To obtain a particulate water absorbent having excellent and stabilized physical properties.01-13-2011
20130062443METHOD OF DRY SEPARATION FOR CONCENTRATION AND SEPARATION AND A SYSTEM USED FOR THE METHOD OF DRY SEPARATION FOR CONCENTRATION AND SEPARATION - This invention relates to a method of dry separation for concentration and separation and a system used for the method of dry separation for concentration and separation. In the method of dry separation for concentration and separation, ore is crushed by a crusher first, and after being dry ground, materials are concentrated in conditions of airflow ventilation and vibration of the directional second vibrator by way of a dry separation concentrator. The system includes a materials feeding device, a friction vibration separator and a dry separation concentrator, the materials feeding device being setup above the friction vibration separator, at least two materials transport grooves being setup below the friction vibration separator, at least two materials transport devices being setup above the dry separation concentrator.03-14-2013
20120234948POWER CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An articulating flexible overhead boom disposed on one aggregate processing plant and configured to pivot so as to hold a power cable connecting two adjacent aggregate processing plants at an elevation above the ground so as to permit walking and/or driving a vehicle between the adjacent plants while the connection power cable remains overhead.09-20-2012
20120097773FIBROUS MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES - Fibrous materials and composites are disclosed.04-26-2012
20090140085DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISSOCIATING FEED MATERIAL OCCURRING IN MIXED FORM - A device and method for dissociating feed material occurring as mixed materials is provided. The device includes a rotor/stator system arranged within a housing, a rotor of the rotor/stator system being equipped around its circumference with processing tools which are radially opposed by stator tools that are arranged stationary relative to the housing while maintaining a working gap; a first circumferential section for supply of the feed material and wherein the processing of the feed material takes place along a second circumferential section, the second circumferential section being divided in a direction of rotation of the rotor into a first subsection and at least one additional second subsection; and a stator tool followed by a processing path being provided at a start of each subsection with respect to the direction of rotation of the rotor.06-04-2009
20090050720Powderizing Apparatus and Powderizing Method - There is provided a powderizing apparatus and a method capable of powderizing target objects effectively. The powderizing apparatus includes a cylindrical container extending in a horizontal direction, a rotary shaft disposed along the axis of the cylindrical container, a plurality of rods disposed in parallel with respect to the rotary shaft in a position close to an inner wall of the cylindrical container and away from the rotary shaft, rod-fixing members for fixing the rods to the rotary shaft and hammering members provided on the respective rods.02-26-2009
20090101739Apparatus and method for separation of waste material - A machine for providing organic particles preferably substrate for use in manufacturing biogas, the machine comprising; an intake for input of moist and dry organic waste to the machine's interior chamber, where the organic waste may contain foreign bodies such as soft packaging, preferably plastics, netting and binding twine, as well as metal and glass, etc.; a rotating shaft located in the chamber and provided with at least one tool which is positioned at the circumference of the shaft, the tool/tools having a blunt shape; a stationary part mounted in the chamber, where the stationary part acts as the tool's counter-tool; an outlet for milled particles; an ejector for foreign bodies, the distance between the tool and the stationary part being of such a size that a milling effect is achieved on the waste's solid parts for grinding up into smaller pieces, while the extent of the distance prevents a grinding effect from being exerted on the waste's softer parts such as plastics. The application further comprises a method for providing organic particles, preferably substrate for use in manufacturing biogas.04-23-2009
20090261187METHOD FOR GENERATING FINEST PARTICLES AND JET MILL THEREFOR AS WELL AS CLASSIFIER AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A method and jet mill apparatus for generating fine particles by means of a jet mill with an integrated dynamic air classifier including a classifying wheel classifying wheel shaft and classifier housing, wherein between the classifying wheel and classifier housing a classifier gap is formed and between the classifying wheel shaft and the classifier housing a shaft passage is formed, wherein gap flushing of classifier gap or shaft passage takes place with compressed gases of low energy content, and wherein comminution jet inlets are present which are charged with energy-rich superheated steam. Through the invention a dynamic air classifier explained above and a corresponding operating method therefor are additionally created.10-22-2009
20100219271METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A FEED INTO A GASIFIER UTILIZING A SLURRY - Disclosed is a feed system for a gasifier including a grinding mechanism capable of grinding a feedstock into particles of desired particle sizes. The particle sizes include solids particles larger than a first threshold size and raw fines particles smaller than a second threshold size. At least one solids separation device is capable of separating the solids particles from the fines particles and at least one solids conduit conveys the solids particles to a gasification plant while the fines particles are also conveyed to the gasification plant. Further disclosed is a method for feeding stock into a gasifier including conveying a feedstock into a grinding mechanism and grinding the feedstock into particles of desired sizes. Solids particles larger than a first threshold size are separated from fines particles smaller than a second threshold size and the solids particles and the fines particles are conveyed toward the gasification plant.09-02-2010
20110108644Method of Making Demineralized Bone Particles - Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.05-12-2011
20110174904SORTING MINED MATERIAL - A method of sorting mined material to separate the mined material is disclosed. The method comprises exposing particles of the mined material to microwave energy and heating the particles depending on the susceptibility of the material in the particles. The method also comprises thermally analysing the particles using the temperatures of the particles as a basis for the analysis to indicate composition differences between particles. The thermal analysis step includes thermally assessing particles against a background surface. The thermal analysis step also includes heating the background surface to a temperature that is different to the temperature of the particles to provide a thermal contrast between the particles and the background surface. The method also comprises sorting the particles on the basis of the results of the thermal analysis.07-21-2011
20110147500APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FUELIZING INFLAMMABLE WASTE - In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for fuelizing inflammable waste capable of efficiently fuelizing inflammable waste while reducing facility and operation costs of the overall system and maintaining stable operation, and so on. More particularly, the apparatus 06-23-2011
20110062256SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A TEST SAMPLE FROM INDIVIDUAL SEEDS OR TISSUE STRUCTURES - The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for obtaining a test sample from a seed or seeds. The method generally includes placing at least one seed into a seed sampling chamber, breaking the seed into a plurality of seed particles inside the seed sampling chamber, placing a sampling element into the seed sampling chamber, and collecting at least a portion of the plurality of seed particles with the sampling element by attracting at least a portion of the seed particles to a surface of the sampling element or by forcing at least a portion of the seed particles into a feature of the sampling element. In some embodiments, the method further includes using a sampling element transfer device to transfer the sampling element to an extraction well, which may be used to extract DNA or proteins from the collected portion of seed particles.03-17-2011
20100294863Method for Manufacturing Fine Mineral Powder Products - Method for manufacturing fine mineral powders using systems, consisting of one or more air classifier, dust separators like cyclones and/or filters, at least one ventilator as well as these instruments connecting tubes or pipes for the transport of air. The invention is characterised by keeping the relative humidity of the classifier air in the air classifier in a range between 15% to 35%.11-25-2010
20110163192METHOD OF PROCESSING NEPHELINE SYENITE POWDER TO PRODUCE AN ULTRA-FINE GRAIN SIZE PRODUCT - The method of converting nepheline syenite particulate feedstock with a grain size profile to an ultra-fine grain finish product for subsequent commercial use, the ultra-fine grain final product has a maximum grain size of less than about 6 microns. The method comprising: providing a dry feedstock with a controlled maximum particle size greater than about 20 microns; grinding the feedstock in a dry state by passing the feedstock vertically downward through a continuous, high-speed stirred ball mill whereby the feedstock is ground into an intermediate powder having a drastically reduced grain size profile than the grain size profile of the feedstock; and passing the intermediate powder from the mill through an air classifier using a rapidly moving high speed air stream moving along a given path to convey the ultra-fine grain product along the path and from the classifier and to allow coarse particulate material including particles larger than the ultra-fine product to be separated and then expelled from the classifier.07-07-2011
20110186661Apparatus and Method for Producing Flour and/or Semolina - The apparatus according to the invention relates to a grinding arrangement (08-04-2011
20110186660SORTING MINED MATERIAL - A method of sorting mined material to separate the mined material into at least two categories is disclosed. The method comprises exposing particles of the mined material to microwave energy and heating the particles depending on the susceptibility of the material in the particles. The method also comprises thermally analysing the particles using the temperatures of the particles as a basis for the analysis to indicate composition differences between particles and then sorting the particles on the basis of the results of the thermal analysis. The method also comprises compensating for temperature variations in the mined material that is supplied to the method.08-04-2011
20120305685Unit for Grinding Sample, Unit for Grinding and Collecting Sample, and Process for Grinding Same - Provided is a unit which is capable of readily grinding and collecting a small amount of a sample which is difficult to be ground. The unit for grinding a sample comprises a club-shaped pestle and a mortar into which the pestle can be inserted, wherein the pestle comprises a roughened taper located at at least one end of its pestle body, wherein the mortar is a tube with an inverted frustoconical bottom, and the surface of the mortar where the taper of the pestle contacts the inverted frustoconical bottom when the pestle is inserted into the mortar is roughened, and wherein the angle of the taper with respect to the longitudinal centerline of the pestle is substantially equal to the angle of the inner wall of the inverted frustoconical bottom with respect to the longitudinal centerline of the mortar. The roughened taper and surface improve grinding efficiency.12-06-2012
20120037733MECHANIZED SEPARATION AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR SOLID WASTE - Methods and systems for separating a mixed waste into a wet organic fraction, a dry organic fraction, and an inorganic fraction are achieved by (i) comminuting the mixed solid waste, (ii) fractionating the comminuted stream by size to produce two or more particle-sized waste streams, and (iii) processing one or more of the particle-sized waste streams using density separation to produce an intermediate wastes stream, and (iv) recovering a homogenous product (e.g., a recyclable material or an organic fuel) from the intermediate waste stream.02-16-2012
20120061496DOUBLE COURSE VANE WHEEL - A double course vane assembly for use in connection with the milling bowl of a pulverizer/classifier. The two courses are either attached to the outer peripheral edge of the milling bowl so as to rotate with the bowl or are attached to the pulverizer/classifier wall so as to remain stationary. In both embodiments, the vane courses are concentric with one another. The vanes in the first course are angled in one sense and the vanes of the second course are angled in the opposite sense.03-15-2012
20120056023METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING DISPERSED MINERAL PRODUCTS - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing dispersed mineral products by grinding the mineral raw material, sizing the same in a flow classifier, sorting the same in dispersion in air, and climinating the dispersion air. Also disclosed are devices and installations for carrying out said method. In prior art, mineral raw materials cannot be purified or are purified very inefficiently such that only very pure and high-quality starting raw materials, which are available in limited quantifies only, can be used for manufacturing high-quality dispersed mineral products, especially fillers. The aim of the invention is therefore to create a method for manufacturing dispersed mineral products, particularly fillers, in a dry process as well as devices for carrying out said method. Said aim is achieved by triboelectrically charging the dispersed mineral particles of the particle-air dispersion during the sizing process and directing the same through an electrostatic separation chamber in order to separate the foreign particles from the valuable particles.03-08-2012
20120132734SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANIMAL WASTE - A flush system for processing waste slurry contains animal waste, comprising a primary separator, a primary digester, and a secondary digester. The primary separator separates the waste slurry into a first portion and a second portion. The primary digester digests the first portion. The secondary digester digests at least part of the second portion. A solids content of the first portion is higher than a solids content of the second portion.05-31-2012
20110180638SORTING MINED MATERIAL - A method of sorting mined material to separate the mined material is disclosed. The method comprises exposing particles of the mined material to microwave energy and heating the particles depending on the susceptibility of the material in the particles. The method also comprises thermally analysing the particles using the temperatures of the particles as a basis for the analysis to indicate composition differences between particles and sorting the particles on the basis of the results of the thermal analysis. The method also comprises controlling the temperature of particles as the particles are moved between a station at which particles are exposed to microwave energy and a station at which particles are thermally analysed.07-28-2011
20120256022METHOD OF SORTING MINED, TO BE MINED OR STOCKPILED MATERIAL TO ACHIEVE AN UPGRADED MATERIAL WITH IMPROVED ECONOMIC VALUE - A method of sorting material that comprises determining whether a volume of material to be mined or a volume of stockpiled material is upgradable to produce a supply of material of greater economic value. If the determination is positive, the material is dry sorted to increase the grade or economic value. The determination is done by taking a plurality of samples from the initial volume of material and analysing the material to determine if the material is able to be upgraded. The determination can be by X-Ray analysis. The upgrading can involve a size reduction step10-11-2012
20130200182PROCESS FOR OBTAINING APATITE CONCENTRATES BY FROTH FLOTATION - A process applicable to different lithologies of phosphate ore with siliceous-carbonated matrix from igneous or sedimentary origin rocks includes ore preparation by comminution through crushing, grinding, and de-sliming, prior to apatite flotation. During flotation, ground and de-slimed ore pulp with high concentration of solids, above 40%, is initially conditioned with depressant reagent, e.g., a vegetable starch gelatinized with sodium hydroxide solution, and conditioning with collector reagent (sulphosuccinate or sulphosuccinamate). This conditioned pulp floats apatite in a circuit with rougher, scavenger, cleaner and recleaner flotation steps. CO08-08-2013
20120325943Apparatus and Process for Separating Carpet Fibers - Separating pile, adhesive, and primary/secondary backings of post-consumer carpet includes spectrographic fiber identification. Separating substantial portions of pile from backing comprises contacting a rotating pinned drum, with separated pile U's dropping, while a residual composition, being primarily backing, travels with the drum for subsequent delivery to a press. Dislodged pieces of adhesive are removed from separated U's by a spinning perforated squirrel cage utilizing vacuum pressure. A shaker table receives substantially separated U's upon a first screen. Eccentric motor(s) cause vibrations therein separating remaining backing and adhesive from U's, with the U's and adhesive falling through openings in the first screen onto a second screen, and with adhesive falling through openings in the second screen. The angle of the screens and frequency/direction of vibrations are adjustable to optimize a rate of production and a degree of separation. Hammers in a fibermill remove remaining adhesive attached to separated pile U's.12-27-2012
20130015276Milling of Granular Silicon - Silicon particles, including powder suitable for plasma spraying semiconductor devices, is formed by milling by a roller mill including silicon rollers and/or plates and having feed and collection systems comprising silicon and operated in a controlled ambient.01-17-2013
20130099029PROCESS FOR PREPARING A THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER MIXTURE BASED ON AGAVE FIBERS AND RESIDUES AND OXO-DEGRADATION ADDITIVES FOR PREPARING BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC ARTICLES - The instant invention relates to the plastic industry and more particularly to the biodegradable plastic industry. It consists of a conditioning process for Weber's Blue agave (agave) fibers and residues in combination with oxo-degradation additives for preparing a Masterbatch for use in the production of biodegradable plastic articles having outstanding characteristics of biodegradability and conservation of the physical properties of the objects made with said masterbatch.04-25-2013
20130112790SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECLAIMING WASTE CARPET MATERIALS - The present invention relates generally to the reclaiming of carpet waste material. More particularly, the invention relates to a method and system for reclaiming carpet components such as yarn, tufting primary, binder, and secondary backing from post industrial and post consumer carpet waste in a substantially continuous flow process.05-09-2013
20110266377METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR SEPARATING INDIVIDUAL VALUABLE MATERIALS FROM MIXED, IN PARTICULAR MILLED, PLASTIC WASTE - The invention relates to a method and to an installation for separating individual valuable materials from mixed, in particular milled, plastic waste, comprising film parts, laminated film parts and hard plastic parts, plus optionally impurities. Any impurities are separated from the plastic waste. Next the plastic waste is separated into hard plastics and films as well as laminates, and the hard plastics are separated from the films, and finally the hard plastics are separated into the different types of plastic. At least one separation step comprises a sink-or-float separation.11-03-2011
20130146691Method and Apparatus for Crushing Mineral Material - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for crushing a mineral material. Then, the mineral material is delivered in a crushing space (06-13-2013
20120256023METHOD FOR PRODUCING FRACTURED FRAGMENTS OF POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON - A method for producing fractured fragments of polycrystalline silicon having a fracturing process fracturing fragments of polycrystalline silicon between a pair of rolls which are rotated in a counter direction each other around parallel axes, in which: the rolls have a plurality of fracturing teeth protruding radially-outwardly from outer peripheral surfaces thereof; the fracturing teeth have spherical top surfaces and conical or cylindrical side surfaces; the fracturing process is performed in fracturing ratio of equal to or more than 1.0 to less than 1.5, and the fracturing ratio is specified by a maximum length of polycrystalline silicon before fracturing with respect to a facing distance between the top surfaces of the fracturing teeth at a facing part of the rolls.10-11-2012
20110272503SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING HIGH PURITY TRONA - A process of producing high purity trona concentrate includes crushing a mined raw trona (11-10-2011
20110303773MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF NONFERROUS METAL ORES BY MEANS OF MULTI-STAGE CONDITIONING - The present invention relates to a process for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material and at least one second material, which comprises at least the following steps: 12-15-2011
20110303772UTILIZATION OF THE NATURALLY OCCURING MAGNETIC CONSTITUENTS OF ORES - The present invention relates to a process for separating at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material, at least one second material and magnetic particles, which comprises the following steps (A) at least partial removal of the magnetic particles by application of a magnetic field gradient, optionally in the presence of at least one dispersing medium, to give a mixture comprising at least one first material and at least one second material and a reduced amount of magnetic particles, (B) contacting of the mixture comprising at least one first material and at least one second material from step (A) with magnetic particles so that the at least one first material and the magnetic particles agglomerate, (C) separation of the agglomeration product from the mixture from step (B) by application of a magnetic field gradient and (D) dissociation of the agglomeration product separated off in step (C) in order to obtain the at least one first material and the magnetic particles separately, and also a control and/or regulation device for a corresponding apparatus.12-15-2011
20110303771EGG SHELL MEMBRANE SEPARATION - A method for processing unseparated egg shells includes placing unseparated egg shells in a separation tank containing fluid, applying cavitation to the unseparated egg shells in the fluid to thereby separate the egg shell membranes from the egg shells, and recovering the egg shell membranes. An apparatus for processing unseparated egg shells includes a separation tank for holding a fluid, a recirculating loop operatively connected to the separation tank, and at least one submersible mixer in the recirculating loop to recirculate the fluid and egg shell membranes and egg shells within the fluid. The apparatus further includes a membrane collection conveyor for conveying egg shell membranes from the separation tank and a shell conveyor positioned beneath the separation tank for conveying egg shells away from the separation tank.12-15-2011
20130200181Woody Biomass Beneficiation System - A beneficiation process and apparatus for the continuous treatment of comminuted woody biomass, particularly hog fuel, to substantially remove mineral impurities and bark and to recover white wood therefrom for use as industrial feedstocks.08-08-2013
20100108788Process for Producing Granular Solid Matter from Coal Ash as Raw Material and Apparatus Therefor - A method of estimating the hydration reactivity of coal ash with high precision and determining the amount of milling water for obtaining a milling product in funicular form at the stage of milling; and a molding method being free from the problem of adhesion to a pressurization board at the stage of molding after the milling. When any collected coal ash exhibits a corrected basicity ((CaO+Fe05-06-2010
241240110 Including separating liquid from solid 2
20100243772METHOD OF SORTING RESIN - A sorting member with an optimized surface shape is adopted to pressurize a mixture heated on the sorting member to allow a melted resin mixed in the mixture to adhere to the sorting member to sort the resin from an unmelted resin. Thus, resin materials are sorted and recovered from unwanted home electric appliances and the like at a high purity.09-30-2010
20130099030METHOD FOR EXTRACTING COPPER FROM CINDERS - A method for extracting copper, including: 1) inputting a copper cinder into a ball grinder to grind, screening, transferring resulting coarse grains to a first magnetic separator to yield a copper concentrate I and magnetic minerals, and returning the magnetic minerals to the ball grinder; 2) transferring resulting fine grains from the screening to a classifier to yield a deposited sand and an overflowing slurry, returning the deposited sand to the ball grinder, transferring the overflowing slurry to a flotation unit to yield a copper concentrate II and a gangue; 3) transferring the gangue to a second magnetic separator to separate a non-magnetic mineral from a magnetic mineral, transferring the non-magnetic mineral to a gravity concentrator to get a semi-qualified product, and transferring the semi-qualified product to a table concentrator to yield a copper concentration III; 4) discharging the gangue and the magnetic mineral.04-25-2013
241240120 Of plural, diverse materials 20
20120181361System and method for separating carpet fibers - A system and method for separating carpet U's from carpet backing is described. The separation system includes a means for transporting a blend of carpet U's and backing material containing at least backing fibers and an adhesive material to a shaker box. The shaker box has at least one opening for receiving the blend. One or more portions of the shaker box have one or more orifices. The shaker box causes the carpet U's to pass through the orifices when the shaker box is activated leaving at least the backing fibers in the shaker box. The U's are passed to a cleaning means where said U's are treated to remove portions of adhesive material present on said U's. The backing fibers are released from said shaker box and transported for further treatment.07-19-2012
20120305686Systems and Methods for Processing a Heterogeneous Waste Stream - Systems and methods for processing and sorting a municipal solid waste stream are described herein. A system can include a processing sub-system configured to receive a municipal solid waste stream and to remove the non-processable waste, a processing apparatus configured and disposed to receive constituents of the municipal solid waste stream from the processing sub-system and reduce the size of the constituents of the waste stream to an average particle size of less than about ¾ inch, and separators configured to sort the waste stream into constituents based on density.12-06-2012
20110095107Method and apparatus for the selective separation of two layers of material using an ultrashort pulse source of electromagnetic radiation - A direct-write method, apparatus and end use device for selective separation of at least one layer of material from another layer of material at the interface between them using a beam of electromagnetic radiation from an ultrashort pulse source is disclosed.04-28-2011
20120043402METHOD FOR PURIFYING GRAPHENE POWDER - An easy and effective method for purifying graphene powder by removing magnetic impurities, wherein magnetic impurities are incorporated during the process of fabricating the graphene powder, is provided. The method for purifying graphene powder, the method including: (02-23-2012
20110049275ASPHALT MATERIAL RECYCLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An asphalt roofing material recycling system and method is used to recycle new and used (post consumer) asphalt materials, such as asphalt shingles, rolled roofing and tar paper that may include granules, fibers or other particles. The asphalt material, which may be in bundles, is broken up and separated and then provided to a cooled recycling vessel. Dry ice is added along with the asphalt material to be recycled. The dry ice removes any moisture present and super-cools the material making it brittle and easier to chip and break up. The recycle vessel includes a number of high speed shippers having tulip hear chipping teeth as well as one horizontal mixer element which stirs the material and makes sure all material is ground. The resulting course to fine powder can be separated by screening and stored as power or compressed into bricks or briquettes.03-03-2011
241240130 Including metal 10
20120217328SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SORTING RECYCLABLES AT A MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY - Systems and methods for providing a quantity of cullet having at least two colors of glass from an input stream of recyclable material and non-recyclable material. In an embodiment, the system includes a sortation station, a screening apparatus, an air classifier, and a crushing apparatus to provide as output substantially pure cullet having at least two colors.08-30-2012
20100147980REDUNDANT TIRE AND RUBBER COMPOUND REPROCESSING - The invention provides for methods, systems, and devices for processing rubber materials including rubber from tires, tubes, shoe soles, or any other rubber containing product. Characteristics of the rubber materials, such as chemical composition and/or product manufacturer, model, and manufacture date, can be identified. Identification can be performed by personnel, can be automated, or can be a combination thereof. The characteristics of the rubber material can be used to sort the rubber product. Rubber materials suitable for a particular end product can be selected for further processing, which can include size reduction, material separation, chemical and physical processes, devulcanization, or a combination thereof. Processed rubber materials can be stored or delivered to a user or manufacturing site with product specifications.06-17-2010
20110127361METHOD FOR SEPARATING UNVULCANIZED RUBBERIZED STEEL CORD MATERIAL FOR TIRES - A method separates a rubber material and a steel chord material in tires, tire blanks and carcasses from one another in a simple manner. In the method, rubberized steel chord is fed to a separating device. Then a powdered separating material is fed to the separating device. The steel chord and the rubber are separated by way of interactions between rotating tools and the separating material in the separating device. The separated rubber particles are encapsulated by the separating material. The rubber particles are discharged from an opening in the separating device.06-02-2011
20120032008Systems for Isotropic Quantization Sorting of Automobile Shredder Residue to Enhance Recovery of Recyclable Resources - Systems and methods for increasing recyclable material recovery from automobile shredder residue. Embodiments include substantially isotropic quantization separation of automobile shredder residue such as a wind tunnel system and even substantially horizontal laminar air flow and can be used with or without out other traditional automobile shredder residue sorting systems perhaps creating additional recyclable quantities and even better separated results such as with zorba and zurik and the like.02-09-2012
241240140 Magnetically , electrostatically, or by use of eddy currents 6
20080251616SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING SHREDDER RESIDUES - In a method for sorting shredder residues of metal-containing wastes, e.g., vehicle bodies, the shredder residues are separated into a shredder light fraction and a non-ferromagnetic fraction (shredder heavy fraction). A system is arranged for sorting shredder residues of metal-containing wastes, e.g., vehicle bodies. At least parts of the primary material streams produced during the sorting of the shredder light fraction and the shredder heavy fraction in preliminary processes are fed to a common, main process for final processing, at least a ferromagnetic fraction, a fraction containing non-ferromagnetic metals, a granulate fraction, a fiber fraction, and a sand fraction being produced as end products.10-16-2008
20090166454METHOD OF DISPOSING CITY REFUSES - This invention relates to a method of disposing city refuses comprising following steps: (1) primary classification, in which the materials which can be independently disposed are separated from the city refuses; (2) first crushing; (3) first separating, in which the refuses is divided into two classes of heavy materials made of minerals mainly and slight materials made of organics mainly; (4) crushing of heavy materials; (5) magnetic separating of heavy materials, in which the heavy material is divided into two classes of magnetic heavy materials and non-magnetic heavy materials; and (6) crushing of slight materials. The method recycles most of the city refuses as reusable materials.07-02-2009
20090302139PROCESS FOR THE COMMINUTION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS - The invention relates to a process for the comminution of composite materials, e.g. of electronics scrap, and also for the separation of the materials present therein, using a plurality of comminution stages and separation stages, with use of at least one hammer mill or rotor-impact mill (12-10-2009
20100038460RECYCLING METHOD OF USED TYRES AND INSTALLATION FOR THE ACTUATION OF THE SAME METHOD - A recycling method of used tyres is disclosed, which comprises grinding of tyres to obtain tyre pieces with approximate maximum dimensions of 100×80 mm, granulating of ground tyre pieces to obtain filaments of harmonic steel and granules containing textile fibres with 1-16 mm granulometry, removal of steel filaments using the attraction of a magnetic field, and refining of granules containing textile fibre, in such a way to separate textile fibre from rubber granules with 1-3 mm granulometry for introduction on the market to mould rubber-based materials.02-18-2010
20130292501METHOD OF RECOVERING FILM-FORMING MATERIAL11-07-2013
20130175371ELECTRIC SORTING BY MEANS OF CORONA DISCHARGE - A method for separating a particle mixture into a first and second fraction, the first fraction of particles having an electrical conductivity greater than the particles of the second fraction, by a) ionizing air to have the same polarity with a corona electrode; b) mixing the ionized air with a fluidized particle mixture containing two particle fractions with different electrical conductivities, to obtain a fluidized particle mixture ionized to have the same polarity; d) precipitating particles of the second fraction from the particle mixture on a collection electrode moving relative to the particle mixture, where the collection electrode is grounded or has an opposite charge to the corona electrode; e) removing particles adhered to the collection electrode as the second fraction; and f) obtaining the first fraction from particles of the particle mixture which do not adhere to the collection electrode.07-11-2013
241240160 Including food 3
20090206186Processing Apparatus and Methods - The invention relates to processing apparatus and methods and in particular, but not exclusively, to an apparatus that may be used to process a wide variety of feed materials by one or more of milling or grinding, mixing, blending, separation, drying and sterilisation. In a preferred embodiment there is provided a feed material processing apparatus (08-20-2009
20120286077CONTINUOUS MEAT GRINDING RECLAIMING SYSTEM - An continuous meat grinding reclaiming system that comprises a primary meat grinder unit and a secondary meat grinding unit for continuously and simultaneously processing a meat batch in a single processing run. The primary meat grinder unit is designed to grind a batch of meat by initially separating or extrapolating pure meat from the meat that contains bone; collecting the pure meat into a container; and transferring the meat that contains the bone to the secondary meat grinder unit. The secondary meat grinder unit is designed further grind the batch of meat by separating additional pure meat from the meat that contains the bone; collecting this additional pure meat into the container with the original pure meat; and discard any remaining “undesireables”. The meat grinding reclaiming system also provides an inventive variable valve reducer for controlling the flow of the undesireables through the secondary transfer pipe.11-15-2012
20100308137Food dispenser with a vacuum system - A first, exemplary embodiment has a first container (spice rack) to organize and house the spices. On the outside of this container, there is a plurality of buttons with each button corresponding to each spice in a plurality of second containers (spice container) mounted on a Lazy Susan device. When a button is pushed, the appropriate spice will come out of the selected second container. Each button corresponds to a barcode. Each spice container will have a barcode on it representing the spice within the spice container and a scanner on the inside of the first container will scan each barcode until it comes to the barcode that corresponds to the button hit.12-09-2010
241240190 Including fibrous material, e.g., paper 2
20100282878APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHREDDING PLASTERBOARD - This invention provides an apparatus, a system and a method for shredding building materials such as plasterboard, and then processing the shredded waste to recover the constituent materials. The apparatus (11-11-2010
20120018548Production of clean glass particles from post-consumer waste - Clean glass particles are produced from post-consumer mixed glass and like waste streams by a series of pulverizing, size- and material-based separation, ozonation, drying, sizing, and paper fluff removal steps.01-26-2012
241240250 Of metal 6
20130032648APPARATUS PREVENTING FERROUS OBJECTS FROM ENTERING A GARBAGE DISPOSAL - A magnetic strap for preventing the undesired passage of articles through a sink drain hole and into a garbage disposal includes a strap member having a first end and a second end, with mating fastening members provided at the first end and the second end for selectively securing the first end to the second end so as to form a loop. A plurality of magnets are secured to the strap member, the magnets exhibiting sufficient strength to attract and trap ferrous objects by drawing the ferrous objects toward a sink flange where the ferrous objects are frictionally held to thereby prevent the ferrous objects from inadvertently slipping through the sink drain hole and into the garbage disposal.02-07-2013
20120111977PROCESS FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SEPARATED MATERIALS IN THE SCRAP METAL INDUSTRY - What is presented is a process for scrap metal processing for shredding and sorting recoverable material from a material stream that comprises a ferrous fraction, a non-ferrous fraction, a waste fraction and a less ferrous fraction that includes composite materials. The process comprises first shredding the material stream with a first shredder to a size that enables downstream processing. The shredded material stream is then conveyed to at least one drum separator to remove the non-ferrous fraction from the material stream and then conveyed to a first conveyor separator to further separate the ferrous fraction from the material stream. At the completion of these steps the remaining material stream to be handled by downstream processes represents 10% to 40% of the original material stream as compared to 70% to 75% of the material stream in the prior art.05-10-2012
20110147501Method and System for Separating and Recovering Wire and Other Metal from Processed Recycled Materials - Processing waste materials to recover valuable metals, such as copper, from the materials. The disclosed systems and methods employ processes that further refine the waste materials to concentrate the metallic material after the waste materials are initially processed. Processes include employing air separation and screening. Processes also include employing a dynamic sensor and a vacuum pressure separator to separate metals from other materials. A central processing facility may process metal concentrate from multiple concentration facilities.06-23-2011
20110024531Method and System for Separating and Recovering Wire and Other Metal from Processed Recycled Materials - Processing waste materials to recover valuable metals, such as copper, from the materials. The disclosed systems and methods employ processes that further refine the waste materials to concentrate the metallic material after the waste materials are initially processed. Processes include employing air separation and screening. Processes also include employing a dynamic sensor and a vacuum pressure separator to separate metals from other materials.02-03-2011
20120318897ALUMINA FIBER AGGREGATE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF - A process for producing the alumina fiber aggregate which, when examined by the electron microscope method, gives a frequency distribution regarding number of fibers, wherein the number of fibers having a fiber length of 50-200 μm is 70% or more (including 100%), the number of fibers having a fiber length smaller than 50 μm is 30% or less (including 0), the number of fibers of 50-100 μm is 30-50%, the number of fibers longer than 100 μm but not longer than 200 μm is 30-50%, and the number of fibers longer than 200 μm is 20% or less (including 0). The process including the steps of grinding cottony alumina-based fibers comprising 70-100% by mass of Al12-20-2012
20130277466ROLLER CRUSHER, AND METHOD OF PROTECTING A ROLLER CRUSHER FROM UNCRUSHABLE OBJECTS - A method of protecting a roller crusher, having two rollers separated by a gap, from uncrushable objects is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: 10-24-2013
241240260 Of food 2
20130056567COFFEE GRINDER CAPABLE OF REMOVING PARCHMENTS OF COFFEE BEANS AND METHOD OF REMOVING THE PARCHMENTS - A coffee grinder includes a machine base, in which a crushing unit, a separating unit, and a grinding unit are provided. The machine base has an inlet and an outlet, and the crushing unit is under the inlet to crush coffee beans into parchments and beans. The separating unit has a rotary member and a collection container that the rotary member provides an air flow to send the parchments to the collection container. The grinding unit is between the crushing unit and the outlet to grind the beans from the separating unit and send the ground beans to the outlet. The present invention crush the coffee beans to separate the parchments and the beans, and the parchments are removed by the separating unit. Next, the beans will be ground.03-07-2013
20110062257PROCESSING MEAT TRIM - Meat trim portions are sorted by employing quantitative lean point analysis and one or more sorting steps. Embodiments of the present invention are adapted to make lean point determinations, to compare the determinations to one or more sorting parameters, and to direct meat trim portions to one of a plurality of containers based on the comparison. Meat trim portions from each container are subsequently processed into ground meat.03-17-2011
241240270 Of rubber 1
20120104124REDUNDANT TIRE AND RUBBER COMPOUND REPROCESSING - The invention provides for methods, systems, and devices for processing rubber materials including rubber from tires, tubes, shoe soles, or any other rubber containing product. Characteristics of the rubber materials, such as chemical composition and/or product manufacturer, model, and manufacture date, can be identified. Identification can be performed by personnel, can be automated, or can be a combination thereof. The characteristics of the rubber material can be used to sort the rubber product. Rubber materials suitable for a particular end product can be selected for further processing, which can include size reduction, material separation, chemical and physical processes, devulcanization, or a combination thereof. Processed rubber materials can be stored or delivered to a user or manufacturing site with product specifications.05-03-2012
241240280 Of plastic 4
20120032009SEPARATION PROCESS FOR PLASTICS MATERIALS - A materials-separation process includes a sorting operation in which plastics materials including at least first and second plastics materials are sorted from paper and metal materials so that the first plastics material may be separated from the second plastics material.02-09-2012
20110127362PET BOTTLE RECYCLING - A method for reprocessing used PET bottles having the step of shredding the bottles to form plastic flakes, sorting the plastic flakes according to at least one criterion into at least two partial quantities, and performing an individual processing treatment including a decontamination treatment. The device permits performing the method whereby it is possible to separate the plastic flakes produced from the threaded part of a PET bottle, these flakes being more difficult to purify, from the lighter plastic flakes from the wall of the bottle, which have a thin wall and are easier to purify, and treating them further in separate reprocessing steps.06-02-2011
20120187227METHOD AND FACILITY FOR SORTING AND SEPARATING WASTE PLASTIC - A facility for sorting and separating waste plastic includes: a crusher (07-26-2012
20110042495METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR CONDITIONING A HEAVY FRACTION HIGH IN PLASTICS - In a method and equipment for conditioning a heavy fraction high in plastics, which is obtained by conditioning low-metal scrap high in plastics, which originate at least in part from shredder processes of scrap vehicles, the method includes: isolating metal parts from the heavy fraction high in plastics; reducing the size of the metal-reduced heavy fraction high in plastics that remains after the isolation of the metal parts; splitting up of the metal-reduced heavy fraction high in plastics, that remains after the isolation of the metal parts, into fractions high in plastics having different grain sizes; conditioning the separated fractions high in plastics at least partially in separate processes. The equipment includes appropriate devices for carrying out the foregoing processes. A highly pure granulate fraction may be obtained, which may be fed to material utilization.02-24-2011
241240290 Of fibrous material 7
20100294864REFINER STATOR PLATE HAVING AN OUTER ROW OF TEETH SLANTED TO DEFLECT PULP AND METHOD FOR PULP DEFLECTION DURING REFINING - A method of refining celluosic fiber material between opposing discs in a refiner including: feeding the fiber material to between the discs; rotating at least one of the discs to propel the fiber material radially outward and between the discs; refining the refining material by passing the material through rows of intermeshing teeth on the opposing discs; and deflecting the refining material as the material flows through an outer row of teeth on one of discs, wherein the teeth in the outer row have a leading sidewall angled to deflect pulp material moving radially between the teeth.11-25-2010
20120037734Method and apparatus for recycling carpet - The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for separating carpet fibers from a backing material to which said fibers are secured. The apparatus includes a belt for driving a carpet strip having one or more backings and one or more fibers secured on a face of said backing into the operative part of the device. There are a pair of rollers that are adapted to receive the carpet strip from said belt, and pass the carpet strip to a dish plate. The dish plate has an edge extending upwardly from the dish plate. The face of the carpet having the fibers contacts the edge after the carpet passes through the rollers. The edge of the blade holds the carpet presenting it to the main drum. The main drum rotates downwards and has a plurality of pins that shred the carpet backing and tear apart and free the face carpet fibers from the backing fibers. The face fibers pass to a receptacle for recycling. The torn backing fibers, being usually longer and lighter than the face fibers, remain within the pins of the drum and are transported towards the back end of the machine and fall in a different receptacle for recycling.02-16-2012
20120012685BAR AND GROOVE PATTERN FOR A REFINER PLATE AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSION REFINING - A method of mechanically refining lignocellulosic material in a refiner having opposing refiner plates including: introducing the material to an inlet in one of the opposing refiner plates; rotating at least one of the plates with respect to the other plate, wherein the material moves radially outward through a gap between the plates due to centrifugal forces created by the rotation; as the material moves through the gap, passing the material over bars in a refiner zone of a first one the plates, each bar in the refiner zone having a leading face and an upper ridge, wherein the leading face includes a sidewall of the bar facing a direction of rotation of the opposing plate and the leading edge has an interior angle of between 150 degrees to 175 degrees, and discharging the material from the gap at a periphery of the refiner plates.01-19-2012
20120074249ROTARY FORMING APPARATUS - A rotary forming apparatus is provided. The rotary forming apparatus includes a separator configured to receive a gas flow having entrained fibrous material and further configured to separate the fibrous material from the gas flow. The fibrous material forms mini-blankets having a length along a longitudinal axis. A milling apparatus is positioned adjacent the separator and configured to receive mini-blankets exiting the separator. The milling apparatus is further configured to grind the mini-blankets into fibers having desired lengths. The milling apparatus is configured to grind the mini-blankets along the lengths of the mini-blankets.03-29-2012
20120018549REFINER PLATES HAVING STEAM CHANNELS AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING BACKFLOW STEAM FROM A DISK REFINER - A refining plate for refining lignocellulosic material including: a radially outer peripheral edge and a substrate surface; a refining zone having a plurality of substantially radially disposed bars and grooves between the bars, wherein the bars protrude upward from the substrate surface and the grooves each have a groove width, and a steam channel traversing the bars and grooves of the refining zone, wherein the steam channel has a radially outer end radially inward of the outer peripheral edge of the plate and the steam channel has a width substantially greater than the groove width.01-26-2012
20130256435MULTIPASS COMMINUTION PROCESS TO PRODUCE PRECISION WOOD PARTICLES OF UNIFORM SIZE AND SHAPE WITH DISRUPTED GRAIN STRUCTURE FROM WOOD CHIPS - A process of comminution of wood chips (C) having a grain direction to produce a mixture of wood particles (P), wherein the wood chips are characterized by an average length dimension (L10-03-2013
20110155828MECHANICAL PULPING REFINER PLATE HAVING CURVED REFINING BARS WITH JAGGED LEADING SIDEWALLS AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING PLATES - A method of mechanically refining lignocellulosic material in a refiner having opposing refiner plates including: introducing the material to an inlet in one of the opposing refiner plates or array of plate segments; rotating at least one of the plates with respect to the other plate, wherein the material moves radially outward through a gap between the plates due to centrifugal forces created by the rotation; passing the material over bars in a refining section of a first one the plates and through grooves between the bars, wherein the bars each include a sidewall with an irregular surface, and discharging the material from the gap at a periphery of the refiner plates.06-30-2011
241240300 Of glass 1
20110042494Shredder Head Adapted To Shred Data Bearing Documents And Bottles - A shredder head adapted to shred data bearing documents and/or bottles.02-24-2011
241240310 Of coal 1
20080245906Method and Process for Providing a Controlled Batch of Micrometer-Sized or Nanometer-Sized Coal Material - A method of providing a controlled batch of micrometer-sized or nanometer-sized coal material. This method includes the steps of: (a) specifying at least one desired physical and/or chemical parameter of the controlled batch of coal material; (b) specifying the desired range of the physical and/or chemical parameter in the controlled batch of coal material; (c) obtaining a feedstock batch of coal material; and (d) processing a feedstock batch of coal material to obtain the controlled batch of coal material having the at least one specified physical and/or chemical parameter in the specified range thereof. In a further step, the controlled batch of coal material can be activated.10-09-2008

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