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LOW COST, VERSATILE INSTRUMENTATION FOR IMPROVED PROCESS CONTROL.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7692
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7692
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LOW COST, VERSATILE INSTRUMENTATION FOR IMPROVED PROCESS CONTROL.
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $489,156.00
 

Abstract:

AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MANY ENERGY INTENSIVE PROCESSES IS THE ABILITY TO HAVE ON-LINE MONITORING. THIS ENSURES OPERATOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AS WELL AS PROPER OPERATION OF THE PLANT. CONSEQUENTLY, THERE IS A GREAT NEEDFOR DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS FOR MULTIPHASE MEDIA WHICH CAN FUNCTION IN DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTS. THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I AND PHASE II PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID, RUGGED, AND AUTOMATED FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED (FT-IR) SPECTROMETER FOR MONITORING PROCESS STREAMS. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL MODIFY AN EMISSION AND TRANSMISSION METHOD TO MEASURE CONCENTRATIONS AND TEMPERATURES OF PARTICLES AND GAS SPECIES. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE FT-IR TO IMPORTANT SPECIES LIKE CO, CO(2), SO(2), NO(X), HC1, POLYCYCLIC AROMATICS, SOOT, UNBURNED HYDROCARBONS, PARTICLES, FURANS, AND OTHERS WILL BE DETERMINED. THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WILL THEN BE DEMONSTRATED ON A COAL COMBUSTION FACILITY. THE RESULTS OF THESE MEASUREMENTS WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A MONITORING INSTRUMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Philip W Morrison Jr
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Business Contact:

Dr peter r solomon
2035289806
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06118

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