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SBIR Phase I: Feasibility of On-line Metalloid Recovery in Gasification Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62743
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232416
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microbeam Technologies
4300 Dartmouth Drive Grand Forks, ND 58203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase I: Feasibility of On-line Metalloid Recovery in Gasification Systems
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0232416
Award Amount: $88,531.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of developing a technology to optimize accumulation and subsequent removal of a valuable element from integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) systems. IGCC is a highly efficient, low-emissions technology that uses coal and other feed stocks to produce electricity, process heat, and high-value fuels and chemicals. Deposits containing a valuable metalloid accumulate in an IGCC system, requiring significant downtime for cleaning and loss of revenue. The proposed technology will lead to recovery of a metalloid as part of routine operation of IGCC systems. Metalloid capture will be performed using bench-scale laboratory equipment with a simulated gasification environment. Bonding mechanisms will be characterized to determine if spalling of deposits through thermal cycling and soot blowing is a feasible method of recovering deposits on-line. This innovation would substantially increase revenue by providing a marketable product stream and would decrease operating and maintenance costs by improving the efficiency of the system.

Principal Investigator:

Margaret Laumb

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microbeam Technologies Incorporated
4300 Dartmouth Drive Grand Forks, ND 58203

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