Patents Assigned to Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
  • Publication number: 20160244328
    Abstract: A method for efficiently producing a high-purity metal hydride without contamination of other metals while initiating reaction rapidly is provided. A method for producing a metal hydride from a metal selected from the group consisting of Group 2 metals and Group 3 metals comprising: (A) charging the pressure resistant container with the metal, introducing hydrogen into the container, and heating the container to initiate reaction, wherein a gauge pressure (a) is set to 0.1 to 1.5 MPa, a heating temperature (b) is set to 50 to 250° C., and a product of the gauge pressure and the heating temperature, a×b, is set in the range of 20 to 100; (B) stopping the introduction of hydrogen to allow the reaction to proceed when the temperature in the reaction container is increased to a temperature higher by 10 to 100° C. than the heating temperature; (C) introducing hydrogen of 0.1 to 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya ISHIMOTO, Shoji SUZUKI, Katsumi MATSUI, Tomoki HATSUMORI, Kazuhiko TOKOYODA
  • Patent number: 9399598
    Abstract: To provide a method and an apparatus for removing radioactive cesium from waste containing radioactive cesium at low cost. A radioactive cesium removal apparatus 1 including: an incinerator 22 for burning an inflammable waste polluted with radioactive cesium; a suspension preheater 23 for, with the combustion exhaust gas G5 and a sensible heat of the incineration ash of a combustible C discharged from the incinerator, generating calcium oxide or/and magnesium oxide from a source of calcium oxide or/and a source of magnesium oxide, cyclones of the suspension preheater being arranged in multistages; a rotary kiln 21 for burning an inorganic substance S polluted with radioactive cesium together with the calcium oxide or/and the magnesium oxide and the incineration ash D3 including the radioactive cesium; and collectors 31, 32 for collecting cesium volatilized in the rotary kiln.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ogiri, Souichirou Okamura, Kenichi Honma
  • Patent number: 9382121
    Abstract: A high-purity silicon carbide powder and its production method enable mass production of the high-purity silicon carbide powder at low cost in a safe manner. The content of impurities in the silicon carbide powder is 500 ppm or less. The silicon carbide powder can be obtained by heating a raw material for silicon carbide production in an Acheson furnace using a heat generator. The raw material for silicon carbide production is prepared by mixing a siliceous raw material and a carbonaceous raw material. The raw material for silicon carbide production contains the siliceous raw material and the carbonaceous raw material at a mixture mole ratio (C/SiO2) of 2.5 to 4.0 and has a content of impurities of 120 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Masuda, Kouki Ichitsubo, Kohei Kawano, Masakazu Suzuki, Jun Kumasaka, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9309120
    Abstract: There is provided a method for efficiently producing a high-purity alkali metal nitride or alkaline earth metal nitride by simple processes. Specifically provided is a method for producing an alkali metal nitride, an alkaline earth metal nitride, or a composite thereof, the method including thermally decomposing one or more alkali metal amides or alkaline earth metal amides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoji Suzuki, Kazuhiko Tokoyoda, Tsutomu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9302913
    Abstract: There is provided a method for producing a high-purity metal nitride by simple processes with good yield. Specifically provided is a method for producing a metal nitride including heating a metal hydride under a nitrogen gas or an ammonia gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tokoyoda, Shoji Suzuki, Tomoki Hatsumori
  • Patent number: 9242875
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a calcium removal method capable of reducing operation cost. A solution L2 containing potassium or/and sodium, and calcium is passed through an ion-exchange resin 35 to separate the solution into a solution containing potassium or/and the sodium, and a solution containing calcium. Operation cost can remarkably be decreased since potassium carbonate is not required to remove calcium as before. Timing for changing a calcium-containing water L3 and a salt water L4 discharged from the ion-exchange resin can be performed based on at least one measurement result selected from the group consisting of: a calcium or chlorine concentration; electrical conductivity; and pH of a fluid which is discharged from said ion-exchange resin. The solution may be a filtrate L1 that is obtained by washing a chlorine bypass dust D generated in a cement burning process, or a leachate W of a final disposal site 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Noritoshi Tamura, Takayuki Suzuki, Hirokazu Otani
  • Patent number: 9180499
    Abstract: To minimize harmful effects on operation due to scale adhesion while accommodating increase in the amount of generated chlorine bypass dust and suppress facility cost and running cost including medical agent cost low when incineration ash and dust contained in extracted cement kiln combustion gas are subject to water treatment. [Means for Solving Problems] A water treatment system 1 comprising: a dissolution tank 32 for dissolving a fly ash A in a water W; a dissolution tank 22 for dissolving a dust D contained in combustion gas extracted from a kiln exhaust gas passage running from an inlet end of a cement kiln to a bottom cyclone in a water W; and a vertical filter press 11 for separately filtering a slurry S2 fed from the dissolution tank 32 and a slurry S1 fed from the dissolution tank 22 from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Noritoshi Tamura, Shinichiro Saito, Kenzaburou Kondou
  • Publication number: 20150144038
    Abstract: To provide a device for removing radioactive cesium from waste material containing radioactive cesium, doing so at low energy and in a dependable manner. The removal device 1 for radioactive cesium is provided with: a rotary kiln 41 which is provided with a burner 41b supplying from the kiln outlet an organic matter O3 contaminated with radioactive cesium, and an inorganic matter charging port 41a supplying from the kiln inlet inorganic matter S4 contaminated with radioactive cesium, and which is employed to burn the organic matter O3 together with the inorganic matter S4; and a recovery device cooling tower 51, a cyclone 52, a bag filter 53 for recovering cesium that has volatilized in the rotary kiln. A drying/crushing device (dryer 21, crusher 22) for drying and crushing the organic matter O1 prior to charging the radioactive cesium-contaminated organic matter to the rotary kiln can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Tanaka, Tetsuo Ogiri, Kenichi Honma, Soichiro Okamura, Takuya Shindo
  • Patent number: 9038932
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for fuelizing inflammable waste capable of efficiently fuelizing inflammable waste while reducing facility and operation costs of the overall system and maintaining stable operation, and so on. More particularly, the apparatus 1 for fuelizing inflammable waste comprises: a primary crusher 4 for crushing an inflammable waste W containing as principal component at least one selected from a group comprising plastics, sponges, fibers, rubbers and wood materials; a foreign matter removing device 7 for removing foreign matters F contained in the crushed objects W1; a secondary crusher 9 for secondarily crushing the crushed objects W3 from which foreign matters I, M are removed; and an injecting device 11 for injecting the secondarily crushed objects W4 generated by the secondary crusher 9 into a burner 10, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Hajime Wada
  • Patent number: 8978489
    Abstract: Provided is a combustion gas bleeding probe, which is elongated in lifetime and improved in chlorine removing ability and so on. The combustion gas bleeding probe (1) comprises a cold gas discharge means having a plurality of discharge ports (2b) for discharging cold gases (C) substantially perpendicularly of the suction direction (S) of a combustion gas (G) and toward the center of the combustion gas flow. A vector (A), which is composed of momentum vectors (MVs) of the cold gas (C) discharged individually from the plural discharge ports, has a vertically downward component. This vertically downward component of the synthesized vector is made the larger, as the angle between the suction direction of the combustion gas and the flow direction of the combustion gas before sucked by the probe becomes the closer to a right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Wada, Shinichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 8893892
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for removing unburned carbon from fly ash capable of suppressing facility cost and stably conducting performance adjustment depending on property of the fly ash. The method comprises the steps of: adding water to fly ash to produce slurry; adding collector to the slurry, feeding the slurry and the collector to a static-type mixer 4, a venturi pipe 24 or the like to add shearing force to them; adding frother to them to generate air bubbles; and adhering unburned carbon of the fly ash to the air bubbles to raise the unburned carbon. The frother and air can be fed to the static-type mixer or the like together with the slurry and the collector. Depending on the change in property of the fly ash, the number of the static-type mixers or the like used in series can be increased or decreased, and depending on required capacity, the number of the static-type mixers or the like used in parallel may be increased or decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Kazuo Abe, Kazuyoshi Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20140343342
    Abstract: To provide a method and an apparatus for removing radioactive cesium from waste containing radioactive cesium at low cost. A radioactive cesium removal apparatus 1 including: an incinerator 22 for burning an inflammable waste polluted with radioactive cesium; a suspension preheater 23 for, with the combustion exhaust gas G5 and a sensible heat of the incineration ash of a combustible C discharged from the incinerator, generating calcium oxide or/and magnesium oxide from a source of calcium oxide or/and a source of magnesium oxide, cyclones of the suspension preheater being arranged in multistages; a rotary kiln 21 for burning an inorganic substance S polluted with radioactive cesium together with the calcium oxide or/and the magnesium oxide and the incineration ash D3 including the radioactive cesium; and collectors 31, 32 for collecting cesium volatilized in the rotary kiln.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ogiri, Souichirou Okamura, Kenichi Honma
  • Publication number: 20140301933
    Abstract: A high-purity silicon carbide powder and its production method enable mass production of the high-purity silicon carbide powder at low cost in a safe manner. The content of impurities in the silicon carbide powder is 500 ppm or less. The silicon carbide powder can be obtained by heating a raw material for silicon carbide production in an Acheson furnace using a heat generator. The raw material for silicon carbide production is prepared by mixing a siliceous raw material and a carbonaceous raw material. The raw material for silicon carbide production contains the siliceous raw material and the carbonaceous raw material at a mixture mole ratio (C/SiO2) of 2.5 to 4.0 and has a content of impurities of 120 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Masuda, Kouki Ichitsubo, Kohei Kawano, Masakazu Suzuki, Jun Kumasaka, Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8808651
    Abstract: To provide a low price industrial salt by reducing facility and operation costs without electro-deposition and crystallization and through reduction in quantity of chemicals used. An industrial salt S obtained by the steps of: extracting a part of combustion gas from a kiln exhaust gas passage running from an inlet end 12b of a cement kiln 12 to a bottom cyclone 13; recovering dust D from the extracted gas G2 and washing recovered dust; and drying a filtrate L1 after the washing in a gas stream. The industrial salt can be obtained by removing a calcium component from the filtrate and drying the filtrate from which the calcium component is removed in a gas stream. Further, from the filtrate can be removed sulfate radical, and drying the filtrate from which the calcium component is removed in a gas stream to obtain the industrial salt. For the drying can be used an exhaust gas discharged from a clinker cooler 12a and a spray drier 43 may be used for the drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Noritoshi Tamura, Shinichiro Saito, Yoshinobu Tatsumi
  • Publication number: 20140227159
    Abstract: A particle formed of silica and carbon having a low impurity content and an excellent reactivity is provided. Also provided is a method of producing a silica and carbon-containing material including: (B) a carbon mixing step of mixing an aqueous alkali silicate solution having a silicon concentration within the liquid portion of at least 10 wt % with carbon so as to obtain a carbon-containing aqueous alkali silicate solution; and (C) a silica recovery step of mixing the carbon-containing aqueous alkali silicate solution with a mineral acid so as to cause carbon and silicon within the liquid portion to precipitate as particles formed of silica and carbon and thus obtaining a particle-containing liquid substance, then solid-liquid separating the liquid substance so as to obtain a solid portion of a silica and carbon-containing material which is an assembly of particles formed of silica and carbon and a liquid portion containing impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouki Ichitsubo, Kenta Masuda, Masakazu Suzuki, Kohei Kawano, Atsushi Kumasaka
  • Patent number: 8765066
    Abstract: A combustion exhaust gas processing device comprises: a dust collector collecting dust in a cement kiln combustion exhaust gas; a wet dust collector using sodium hypochlorite as a catalyst-poisoning-substance stripper for removing a catalyst-poisoning substance and mercury from a combustion exhaust gas which passed the dust collector; heaters downstream of the wet dust collector for heating the combustion exhaust gas from the wet dust collector; and a catalyst device from which NOx, a persistent organic pollutant, etc. in the heated combustion exhaust gas, are removed. An upstream side of the catalyst device is installed with an oxide catalyst such as titanium-vanadium and a downstream side is installed with a platinum catalyst as a noble-metal catalyst. The temperature of the combustion exhaust gas after the wet dust collector is increased up to 140° C. or more with the heaters to prevent decline in denitration efficiency of and the decomposition efficiency of a volatile organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Yasuhiro Uchiyama, Junichi Terasaki, Hisashi Kondo, Mitsuharu Hagi, Shinyuki Masaki
  • Patent number: 8679234
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a heavy metal removing apparatus which can efficiently remove the heavy metal contained in the dust produced by burning of the raw material containing the heavy metal, and a cement production system comprising the heavy metal removing apparatus. The heavy metal removing apparatus 10 comprises a cyclone separator 11 which separates exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from a part of the dust heated to a temperature equal to or more than a temperature at which the heavy metal can volatilize, a bag filter 13 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the cyclone separator 11 and separates the exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from the remainder of the dust, and a heavy metal removal tower 14 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the bag filter and removes the heavy metal from the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Soma, Takahiro Kawano, Tokuhiko Shirasaka, Hidenori Isoda, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8636841
    Abstract: A cement manufacturing apparatus capable of increasing quantity of fly ash used in the apparatus while controlling unburned carbon content in cement within a permissible range. The cement manufacturing apparatus comprises a removal means for removing unburned carbon from gypsum, and a grinding means for grinding gypsum from which unburned carbon is removed by the removal means together with clinker to generate cement. With the apparatus, total unburned carbon content in cement can be reduced, and the quantity of fly ash used in the apparatus can be, increased by the reduced amount of unburned carbon. The removal means can remove unburned carbon contained in gypsum as well as unburned carbon contained in fly ash, and the grinding means may grind the fly ash from which unburned carbon is removed together with the gypsum, from which unburned carbon is removed, and clinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomichi Nakamura, Yukinori Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Matsura
  • Patent number: 8623304
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provide and device and method to facilitate the treatment of chlorine bypass dust while preventing increases in chemical cost and concentrations of heavy metals in clinker, and ensuring stability in quality of cement, and to treat chlorine bypass exhaust gas while avoiding coating troubles in a cement kiln etc., and preventing heat losses in a preheater etc., without degradation of clinker production amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Junichi Terasaki
  • Patent number: 8614536
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric element including: an electrode portion including a piezoelectric layer and an electrode layer that are laminated; and a non-electrode portion that is in contact with the electrode portion and includes a piezoelectric layer without an electrode layer, in which the non-electrode portion includes a region having a density smaller than a density of the piezoelectric layer of the electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Nihon Ceratec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Maruyama, Akira Shimada, Yutaka Inada, Masashi Matsumoto, Yuu Itou