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Mercury Sorbents for Elevated Acid Gas Flue Gas Streams

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77626
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80426B06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apogee Scientific, Inc.
2895 W. Oxford Avenue Suite 1 Englewood, CO 80110 0439
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Mercury Sorbents for Elevated Acid Gas Flue Gas Streams
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84593
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Commercially available sorbents for controlling mercury emissions from coal-fired utility boilers are affected detrimentally by the presence of SO2 and SO3 in the gas stream. These contaminants present a significant challenge to a large portion of utility boilers, which will need to meet upcoming mercury emissions standards in an economic fashion. However, recent testing has indicated that costs can increase by a factor 4 or 5, due to the need for additional sorbent, compared to units facing no interference from SO2 and SO3. This project will develop advanced sorbent materials that can maintain economical mercury capture capability in the presence of elevated concentrations of SO2 and SO3. Phase I will involve the initial sorbent development and feasibility testing of the technology. Potential sorbents will be tested in the laboratory, followed by actual flue gas slipstream testing of the best performing sorbents. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The mercury control sorbent should find use in a significant fraction of the coal-fired utility boilers in the U.S., especially those units with elevated concentrations of SO2 and SO3.

Principal Investigator:

Trevor J. Ley
Mr.
3037839599
tley@apogee-sci.com

Business Contact:

James A. Armstrong
Dr.
3037839599
jarmstrong@apogee-sci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Apogee Scientific, Inc.
2895 W. Oxford Avenue Suite 1 Englewood, CO 80110

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