Abstract

The present invention is directed to a tire comminution apparatus that is of simple construction and that can be operated without excessive maintenance. According to the present invention, a vehicle tire of any size or composition can be comminuted with essentially the same comminution apparatus. The comminution apparatus includes a freely moving lance with a nozzle for transforming a liquid into a high velocity liquid jet. The lance is positioned and controlled such that the liquid jet impacts the tire thereby separating it into its component parts. The comminution apparatus may be computer controlled.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Patent Application Number

US09/578,736

Patent Number

US6435435B1

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Cornerstone Technologies L.L.C., All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2002

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