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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DECOMPOSING A FLUIDIC PRODUCT HAVING PARTICLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/263905
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A method of decomposing a fluidic product (110) having a plurality of particles (112) is disclosed. The method includes inductively heating the fluidic product (110) at a first predetermined temperature while flowing through a temperature rising portion (138) having a first heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) by using a first heating induction coil (134) surrounding the first heating region; holding a temperature of the fluidic product (110) at approximately the first predetermined temperature for a predetermined reaction period while flowing through a temperature holding portion (140) having a second heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) by inductively heating the temperature holding portion (140) using a second heating induction coil (136) surrounding the second heating region; and decomposing the fluidic product (110) while flowing through the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140) during the predetermined reaction period.

Inventors:
HIRAYAMA KOTARO (JP)
UMEDA ISAMU (JP)
KIMURA SOJIRO (JP)
Application Number:
US2020/039259
Publication Date:
February 18, 2021
Filing Date:
June 24, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
DHF AMERICA LLC (US)
International Classes:
H05B6/10; F04B49/00; F22B1/28; H05B6/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CRAIN, Lawrence J. (US)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS received by the International Bureau on 22 December 2020 (22.12.2020)

What is claimed is:

1 . A method of decomposing a fluidic product (110) having a plurality of particles (112), the method comprising: inductively heating the fluidic product (110) at a first predetermined temperature while flowing through a temperature rising portion (138) having a first heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) in such a manner that a hollow portion of the at least one metal pipe (124) functions as a flow path for the fluidic product (110) by using a first heating induction coil (134); holding a temperature of the fluidic product (110) at approximately the first predetermined temperature for a predetermined reaction period while flowing through a temperature holding portion (140) having a second heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) in such a manner that the hollow portion of the at least one metal pipe (124) functions as the flow path for the fluidic product (110) by inductively heating the temperature holding portion (140) using a second heating induction coil (136); including at least one bending region (142) configured to generate an internal turbulent flow within the at least one metal pipe (124) at least one of: in the temperature rising portion (138), in the temperature holding portion (140), and between the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140); and decomposing the fluidic product (110) having the plurality of particles (112) while flowing through the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140) during the predetermined reaction period.

2. The method of claim 1 , further comprising pulsating a flow rate of the fluidic product (110) having the plurality of particles (112) in the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

3. The method of claim 1 , further comprising including the at least one bending region (142) having an elbowless portion in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

4. The method of claim 3, further comprising including the at least one bending region (142) having a bending diameter that is greater than an inner diameter of the at least one metal pipe (124) and up to three times larger than the inner diameter of the at least one metal pipe (124) in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

5. The method of claim 1 , further comprising setting the first predetermined temperature between 100-350 degrees Celsius.

6. The method of claim 1 , further comprising determining a length of the at least one metal pipe (124) in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140) based on the predetermined reaction period.

7. The method of claim 1 , further comprising positioning the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature rising portion (138) at a predetermined angle relative to a horizontal plane.

8. The method of claim 1 , further comprising positioning the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature rising portion (138) lower than the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature holding portion (140).

9. The method of claim 1 , further comprising including the at least one bending region (142) having a first bent portion (142A), a second bent portion (142B) and a straight portion (142C) in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

10. The method of claim 9, further comprising disposing the straight portion (142C) between the first bent portion (142A) and the second bent portion (142B).

11 . A system of decomposing a fluidic product (110) having a plurality of particles (112), comprising: a controller (154) communicably connected to an induction heating assembly (102) configured to inductively heat the fluidic product (110) at a first predetermined temperature while flowing through a temperature rising portion (138) having a first heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) in such a manner that a hollow portion of the at least one metal pipe (124) functions as a flow path for the fluidic product (110) by using a first heating induction coil (134); the controller (154) configured to instruct the induction heating assembly (102) to hold a temperature of the fluidic product (110) at approximately the first predetermined temperature for a predetermined reaction period while flowing through a temperature holding portion (140) having a second heating region formed of at least one metal pipe (124) in such a manner that the hollow portion of the at least one metal pipe (124) functions as the flow path for the fluidic product (110) by inductively heating the temperature holding portion (140) using a second heating induction coil (136); at least one bending region (142) configured to generate an internal turbulent flow within the at least one metal pipe (124) at least one of: in the temperature rising portion (138), in the temperature holding portion (140), and between the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140); and the controller (154) configured to instruct the induction heating assembly (102) to decompose the fluidic product (110) having the plurality of particles (112) while flowing through the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140) during the predetermined reaction period.

12. The system of claim 11 , wherein the controller (154) is configured to instruct a power supply unit (128) to apply a first predetermined electric power to the first heating induction coil (134) surrounding the first heating region, and apply a second predetermined electric power to the second heating induction coil (136) surrounding the second heating region.

13. The system of claim 12, wherein the controller (154) is configured to select the second predetermined electric power that is lower than the first predetermined electric power.

14. The system of claim 11 , wherein the controller (154) is configured to instruct a pump (122) to pulsate a power output of the pump (122) such that a flow rate of the fluidic product (110) is varied in the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

15. The system of claim 11 , wherein the at least one bending region (142) has an elbowless portion in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

16. The system of claim 15, wherein the at least one bending region (142) has a bending diameter that is greater than an inner diameter of the at least one metal pipe (124) and up to three times larger than the inner diameter of the at least one metal pipe (124) in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

17. The system of claim 11 , wherein the controller (154) is configured to set the first predetermined temperature between 100-350 degrees Celsius.

18. The system of claim 11 , wherein the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature rising portion (138) is positioned at a predetermined angle relative to a horizontal plane.

19. The system of claim 11 , wherein the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature rising portion (138) is positioned lower than the at least one metal pipe (124) in the temperature holding portion (140).

20. The system of claim 11 , wherein the at least one bending region (142) having a first bent portion (142A), a second bent portion (142B) and a straight portion (142C) is included in at least one of: the temperature rising portion (138) and the temperature holding portion (140).

21 . The system of claim 20, wherein the straight portion (142C) is disposed between the first bent portion (142A) and the second bent portion (142B).