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LOW ASH, LOW SULFUR FUEL OIL SUBSTITUTE BY NOVEL PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF 28 X 0…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11551
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11551
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intermagnetics General Corp
450 Old Niskayuna Rd P.o. Box 461 Latham, NY 12110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LOW ASH, LOW SULFUR FUEL OIL SUBSTITUTE BY NOVEL PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF 28 X 0 REFUSE COAL
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,982.00
 

Abstract:

SCOPING STUDIES INDICATE THAT A NEW IGC PHYSICAL SEPARATION PROCESS CAN BE MODIFIED TO ECONOMICALLY PRODUCE A LOW ASH, LOW SULFUR FUEL OIL SUBSTITUTE FROM THE 28 MESH X 0 REFUSE STREAM TYPICAL OF MANY COAL CLEANING PLANTS. THE PROCESS OPERATES ON THE REFUSE AS-IS, TYPICALLY A THICKENER UNDERFLOW, WITH FURTHER DEWATERING AND SEPARATION PRODUCING A SLURRY PRODUCT CONTAINING 75% CLEAN COAL MIXED WITH 1% LIGNOSULFONATE DISPERSANT IN WATER. THE SLURRY COST IS $25 PER TON OF CLEAN COAL CONTAINED ($0.88 PER MILLION BTU), ASSUMING ESSENTIALLY ZERO VALUE FOR THE REFUSE AND NOT INCLUDING THE COST SAVINGS THAT WOULD RESULT FROM REDUCTION OF THE OVERALL REFUSE VOLUME AND DISPOSAL COST. THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROPOSED HERE WILL MAKE AND TEST THE INNOVATIVE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN ASSUMED, WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF (1) ACHIEVING PRELIMINARY DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY AT COMMERCIAL SCALE UNDER THE CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN COMMERCIAL OPERATION; AND (2) VERIFYING THE KEY ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS OF THE STUDY. THE WORK INCLUDES EXTENSIVE SEPARATION TESTS ON REPRESENTATIVE REFUSE COALS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Carl h. rosner
PRESIDENT
5184565456
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intermagnetics General Corp
P.o. Box 566 Guilderland, NY 12084

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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