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IN-DUCT SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF NOX

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21532
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21532
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kse, Inc.
665 Amherst Road Sunderland, MA 01375-9420
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IN-DUCT SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF NOX
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,975.00
 

Abstract:

THE CONVENTIONAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR NOX EMISSIONS FROM STATIONARY SOURCES AT 90% REMOVAL EFFICIENCY IS THE SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION (SCR) SYSTEM. CONVENTIONAL SCR SYSTEMS RELY ON MONOLITHIC CATALYSTS; THESE CATALYSTS OFTEN PRESENT NEARLY ONE-HALF THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT. IN RECENT YEARS, EUROPEAN REGULATIONS HAVE PROMPTED DEVELOPMENT OF IN-DUCT DUST INJECTION CONTROL PROCESSES FOR CERTAIN GASEOUS EMISSIONS. THESE IN-DUCT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO PROVIDE LOWER CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS THAN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS. IN THE PHASE I RESEARCH, THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY IS TO BE DEMONSTRATED OF AN IN-DUCT SCR CONTROL PROCESS FOR NOX CONTROL FROM GAS-FIRED STATIONARY SOURCES. FROM PRELIMINARY LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, THIS IN-DUCT SCR TECHNOLOGY APPEARS ABLE TO UTILIZE HIGHLY ACTIVE, SMALL PARTICLE SCR CATALYSTS TO ACHIEVE REMARKABLE REACTOR PRODUCTIVITY, WITH SPACE VELOCITIES OF APPROXIMATELY 1,000,000 HR(-1). THE PROCESS REDUCES INTERNAL CATALYST DIFFUSION LIMITATIONS, THEREBY CAPTURING THE INHERENT CATALYST ACTIVITY. THE IN-DUCT SCR TECHNOLOGY HOLDS PROMISE OF APPROACHING THE LOW LIFE-CYCLE COSTS OF NOX CONTROL THROUGH NON-CATALYTIC UREA INJECTION, WHILE ACHIEVING THE HIGH NOX REMOVAL EFFICIENCIES OF CONVENTIONAL CATALYTIC SCR SYSTEMS. AMMONIA SLIP MAY ALL BE MORE EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J R Kittrell
Business Representative
4135495506

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kse Inc.
Po Box 368 Amherst, MA 01004

EIN/Tax ID: 042630028
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No