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CLEAN ENERGY FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21748
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21748
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EnerTech Environmental, Inc.
739 Trabert Ave., NW Atlanta, GA 30318 0000
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: CLEAN ENERGY FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,983.00
 

Abstract:

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) IS A GROWING NATIONAL PROBLEM WITHOUT A GOOD SOLUTION. THIS PROJECT TARGETS MSW AS A LOW GRADE/HAZARDOUS FUEL AND REPRESENT A DISTINCT IMPROVEMENT OVER CURRENT COMBUSTION/INCINERATION METHODS. ALTHOUGH CURBSIDE RECYCLING HAS REDUCED THE QUANTITY OF MSW, LANDFILLS ARE REACHING CAPACITY. AQUEOUS RUNOFF IS A INCREASING CONCERN. THE MAIN ALTERNATIVE, MASS BURN (OFTEN REFERRED TO AS INCINERATION) IS EXPENSIVE, INEFFICIENT, AND PERCEIVED BY THE PUBLIC AS A HEALTH HAZARD. DRY RESOURCE RECOVERY, WHICH RESULTS IN REFUSE DERIVED FUEL (RDF), IS LABOR INTENSIVE AND REQUIRES COSTLY SAFETY MEASURES TO MINIMIZE FIRE RISKS. RESEARCHERS ARE COMBINING WET RESOURCE RECOVERY WITH WET THERMAL OXIDATION TO CONVERT RDF INTO SALEABLE ENERGY AT IMPROVED EFFICIENCY WITH EXCELLENT CONTROL OVER GASEOUS AND SOLID EMISSIONS. THE PROJECT IS CARBONIZING AND OXIDIZING SAMPLES OF RDF SLURRY TO ESTABLISH THE COMBINATION AS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY DESIRABLE ALTERNATIVE. COMPACTNESS, CONTINUOUS FLOW PROCESSING, AND IMPROVED THERMAL EFFICIENCY AND EMISSIONS CONTROL SUGGEST ATTRACTIVE ECONOMICS AS WELL AS POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESULTS.

Principal Investigator:

Norman L Dickinson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Enertech Environmental Inc.
503 Summit Pointe Way Atlanta, GA 30329

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No