US 9,810,480 B2
Methods and apparatus for electromagnetic processing of phyllosilicate minerals
Steve E. Sears, Chesterfield, VA (US); and Larry Palmer, Glen Allen, VA (US)
Assigned to Targeted Microwave Solutions Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Filed by Targeted Microwave Solutions Inc., Vancouver (CA)
Filed on Jun. 10, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/179,826.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/174,763, filed on Jun. 12, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0363369 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. F26B 17/12 (2006.01); F26B 3/347 (2006.01)
CPC F26B 3/347 (2013.01) [F26B 17/12 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
7. A method of drying a phyllosilicate mineral, the method comprising the steps of:
introducing the phyllosilicate mineral to be dried at an upper portion of a vertical drying chamber;
filling the drying chamber with the phyllosilicate mineral to be dried;
exposing the phyllosilicate mineral to be dried to non-ionizing electromagnetic energy to dewater the phyllosilicate mineral; and
passing dried phyllosilicate mineral through an outlet at a lower portion of the vertical drying chamber.