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Field Waste to Energy Conversion via Plasma Processing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92056
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-193-0604
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE ENERGY SOLUTION
710 East Main Lexington, KY 40502
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Field Waste to Energy Conversion via Plasma Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-09-C-0044
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Conventional plasma waste reforming technology uses high temperature reactive plasma to breakdown wastes into combustible gas and solid waste. Extremely high plasma temperatures often lead to high energy consumption resulting low efficiency and formation of unwanted byproducts, such as nitrogen oxides and dioxins. In many cases using plasma arc/torch could significantly increase waste disposal costs without offering essential environmental advantages. Unlike previous plasma systems that border either on the thermal or non-thermal stages, this new system hybridizes both plasma types to deliver large power at high pressure with high selectivity. The proposed solution is based on using a compact intermediate power plasma source operating on electrical discharge possessing partially non-thermal characteristics. A large portion of the discharge energy is utilized to generate high energy electrons, excited species, and chemically active radicals to effectively stimulate partial oxidation and reformation processes converting the solid waste to a gaseous reformate for power generation. As a result, this process can yield high gas volume at unsurpassed efficiencies as the plasma provides only part of the energy required for reformation of the solid fuel.

Principal Investigator:

Jacques P. Bingue
Chief Executive Officer
2199228814
jpbingue@innesol.com

Business Contact:

Jean Pierre-Victor
Chief Financial Officer
2199228814
jpvictor@innesol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE ENERGY SOLUTION
Purdue Technology Center 9800 Connecticut Dr Crown Point, IN 46307

EIN/Tax ID: 352221765
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No