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Process and apparatus for indirect-fired heating and drying

United States Patent

April 12, 2005
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A method for heating flat or curved surfaces comprising injecting fuel and oxidant along the length, width or longitudinal side of a combustion space formed between two flat or curved plates, transferring heat from the combustion products via convection and radiation to the surface being heated on to the material being dried/heated, and recirculating at least 20% of the combustion products to the root of the flame.
Abbasi; Hamid Ali (Naperville, IL), Chudnovsky; Yaroslav (Skokie, IL)
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL)
10/ 454,021
June 4, 2003
This invention was made with Government support under DOE Contract No. DE-FC36-01GO10621 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.