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.
M. Mazurkiewicz, "Apparatus for Comminution of Solid Materials Using a Processor-Controlled Liquid Jet," U.S. Patents, Jan 2002.
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01 Jan 2002