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INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND LOW PARTICULATE EMISSION INCINERATOR FOR SOLID…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18753
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18753
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND LOW PARTICULATE EMISSION INCINERATOR FOR SOLID AND LIQUID HAZARDOUS WASTES
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,998.00
 

Abstract:

INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED PERMITS FOR LAND-BASED INCINERATOR FACILITIES AND THE GROWING MARKET TREND FOR THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTES HAVE RESULTED IN A NEED FOR INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTABLE INCINERATOR FACILITIES. THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO ADAPT A PULSED ATMOSPHERIC FLUID-BED COMBUSTION SYSTEM FOR THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF SOLID AND LIQUID HAZARDOUS WASTES. THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE A COST-EFFECTIVE COMPACT, AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTABLE DESIGN THAT CAN MEET FEDERAL AND LOCAL INCINERATION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM INTEGRATES THE HIGH EFFICIENCY FLUID-BED COMBUSTOR WITH A HIGH-INTENSITY OSCILLATING FLOW PULSE COMBUSTOR FOR A COMPACT AND LOW PARTICULATE AND TOXIC GAS EMISSION UNIT. THE BASIC DESIGN AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF A COAL-FIRED PULSED ATMOSPHERIC FLUID-BED COMBUSTOR HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED BY MTCI AT THE 1.5 MMBTU/HR SIZE FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. DESPITE ITS COMPACT SIZE, THE RELATIVELY HIGH VOLUMETRIC RELEASE RATE OF THE UNIT WITH ITS LOW HEIGHT (10 FT.), FAST START-UP AND FUEL INSENSITIVITY MAKE IT EMINENTLY SUITABLE FOR ON-SITE OPERATION. THE UNIT PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO COMBUSTION, ENVIRONMENTAL INTRUSION, AND STEAM RATE WAS SUPERIOR TO STANDARD BUBBLING FLUID-BED AND CIRCULATING FLUID-BED COMBUSTORS. THE INTENT OF THE PHASE I PROJECT IS TO CONDUCT A SET OF TRIAL BURNS WITH A SURROGATE WASTE ON THE EXISTING PAFBC FACILITY TO DEMONSTRATE ITS FEASIBILITY FOR DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr R Chandran
Principal Investigator
3013540420

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Manufacturing & Technology
Po Box 21 Columbia, MD 21045

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