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DEVELOPING SLURRY FUEL FROM ANTHRACITE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6224
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6224
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Otisca Industries Ltd
501 Butternut St Syracuse, NY 13208
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DEVELOPING SLURRY FUEL FROM ANTHRACITE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,620.00
 

Abstract:

OTISCA INDUSTRIES HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN THE PREPARATION, DELIVERY AND COMBUSTION OF OVER 70 TONS (DRY) OF BOILER AND ENGINE GRADE COAL/WATERSLURRY FUELS FOR OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE AVERAGE COMPOSITION OF THOSE FUELS AS PREPARED FROM BITUMINOUS COAL IS 0.8 WT.% ASH, 0.8 WT.% SULFUT, 50 WT% SOLID, 100 CENTIPOISE VISCOSITY (100 SEC-1) AND AN AVERAGE PARTICLE SIZE OF 4 MICROMETERS. OTISCA HAS ALSO PERFORMED RESEARCH ON OVER 100 SEAMS OF COAL AND ANTHRACITE. WITH THOSE TOOLS IN HAND OTISCA IS CONVINCED THAT AN ANTHRACITE/WATER SLURRY CAN BE DEVELOPED WHICH WILL HAVE ECELLENT STORAGE AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING STABLE COMBUSTION IN A SMALL INDUSTRIAL BOILER SUCH AS THE EXISTING 75 HORSEPOWER FIRE-TUBE BOILER THAT WILL BE USED IN THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM CONSISTS OF FIVE TASKS WHICH INCLUDE THE PREPARATION OF TWO SLURRIES: ONE WITH A PARTICLE DIAMETER IN THE RANGE OF 150UMXO AND THE OTHER 20UMXO; AND AN IN DEPTH DEVELOPMENT OF THE RHEOLOGY OF THOSE ANTHRACITE/WATER SLURRIES CONSISTENT WITH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIFICATIONS WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR STORAGE AND ATOMIZATION. WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS IN HAND, AN IN-HOUSE PILOT PLANT WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 1000 LBS (DRY) OF EACH ANTHRACITE/WATER SLURRY FOR COMBUSTION TESTING IN THE EXISTING FIRE-TUBE BOILER TO ESTABLISH THE COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY OF THAT FUEL. ALL DATA WILL BE REVIEWED IN THE FINAL REPORT WHICH WILL ALSO INCLUDE AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND CONVERSION COSTS.

Principal Investigator:

F j simmons
3154755543

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Otisca Industries Ltd
Po Box 127 - Salina Sta (501 B Syracuse, NY 13208

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