Akzo Nobel NV (NL)
What is a Patent for Continuous procedure and equipment that convert solid particles of inorganic material efficiently
It is an object of the present invention to enable the conversion of suspended solid particles, such as (raw) ore and/or mineral particles into suspended inorganic solid product particles that can be used in or as a catalyst,in or as a carrier or in or as an adsorbent.
In one form, the present invention is an ongoing process for the conversion of solid inorganic starting particles that either are amorphous , or have an order level into inorganic solid product particles that (a) in the event that the beginning particles are amorphous, have a degree of order, or (b) when the beginning particles possess a degree of order, an entirely different order, higher degree of order or no order,
Which product particles can be used in or as carriers, catalysts, or adsorbents? The suspension forms when the start particles are mixed with the liquid. The suspension moves through at least twoseparate vessels for conversion that are joined in series, with the suspension being agitated by each of these vessels.
Furthermore, the invention is related to an apparatus for converting inorganic solid starting particles. It comprises a first vessel to disperse the starting particles into liquid, forming an emulsion.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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