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The ADESORB Process for Economical Production of Sorbents for Mercury Removal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
78046
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80422S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA-ES, Inc.
8100 South Park Way, B-2 Littleton, CO 80120 0452
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: The ADESORB Process for Economical Production of Sorbents for Mercury Removal from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84591
Award Amount: $99,902.00
 

Abstract:

The injection of activated carbon into the flue gas has been shown to mitigate the emission of mercury in all coal-fired power plants, even those with wet and dry scrubbers. This is a low-capital-cost technology in which the largest cost element is the cost of the activated carbon sorbent. Therefore, the obvious approach to further cost reductions is to reduce the amount of sorbent needed or to decrease the cost of sorbent production. This project will develop a new process for the production of sorbents that will dramatically reduce production costs and increase production capacity in both existing and new activated carbon production facilities. Phase I will define the processing parameters that produce an optimized sorbent at the lowest manufacturing cost. Sample sorbent materials will be produced in the laboratory and tested with flue gas to determine the capability for capturing mercury. Phase II will focus on scaling-up the manufacturing process and producing sufficient quantities of the sorbent for use in a full-scale mercury control test at one or more coal-fired power plants. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The target market for the sorbent is coal-fired power plants that need to control mercury emissions. In addition to the power companies themselves, electricity consumers should also benefit from lower electric rates, if the power plants were to use economical means to comply with pollution control regulations.

Principal Investigator:

Ramon E. Bisque
Dr.
3037341727
rayb@adaes.com

Business Contact:

Richard J. Schlager
Mr.
3033398855
richards@adaes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA-ES, Inc.
8100 South Park Way, B-2 Littleton, CO 80120

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