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Submerged combustion melter

United States Patent Application

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A submerged combustion melter having a plurality of side walls, a bottom wall adjacent the side walls, and a top wall adjacent the side walls, the walls collectively enclosing a melting chamber, and the bottom wall forming a plurality of openings, each of which is adapted to receive a submerged combustion burner. Each of the submerged combustion burners is positioned at least 4 inches from the side walls, at least twice as far apart from each other as the distance between the submerged combustion burners and the side walls, and less than or equal to about 20 inches apart.
Rue, David M. (Chicago, IL), Aronchik, Grigory I. (Elmwood Park, IL), Khinkis, Mark J. (Morton Grove, IL), Kunc, Walter (Clarendon Hills, IL)
12/ 009,471
January 18, 2008
[0001] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC36-03GO13092 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.