LURGI AND IN SITU-GENERATED RAW COAL GAS CONTAIN TARS, PHENOLS AND LIGHT HYDROCARBONS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 380
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Carbotek Inc.
2916 West T.c. Jester, Suite 201, Houston, TX, 77018
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. MICHAEL A. GIBSON
 PRESIDENT
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Research Institution
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Abstract
LURGI AND IN SITU-GENERATED RAW COAL GAS CONTAIN TARS, PHENOLS AND LIGHT HYDROCARBONS. THESE BY-PRODUCTS ARE OFTEN UNMARKETABLE AND FORCE THE USE OF EXPENSIVE AND CUMBERSOME GAS CLEANUP SCHEMES TO REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF THEM. THIS PROJECT AIMS TO DEVELOP A CATALYTIC GAS CLEANUP STEP FOR CONVERSION OF BY-PRODUCTS IN THE RAW GAS TO ADDITIONAL H(2), CO, CO(2), AND CH(4). SUCH A CLEANUP STEP WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR SEVERAL PIECES OF DOWNSTREAM EQUIPMENT AND ALLOW IMPROVED HEAT INTEGRATION AND THERMAL EFFICIENCY AS WELL AS REDUCED STEAM CONSUMPTION.PHASE I WORK WILL CONSIST OF: AN EXPERIMENTAL SCREENING TEST PROGRAM ON PROMISING CATALYSTS UNDER REALISTIC CONDITIONS AND AN ENGINEERING STUDY VIA A COMPUTER PROCESS MODEL TO DETERMINE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT CLEANUP REACTOR OPERATING CONDITIONS AND MEANS OF HEAT SUPPLY. EXPECTED RESULTS ARE A SMALLER GROUP OF POTENTIALLY COMMERCIAL CATALYSTS TO BE CARRIED INTO MORE DETAILED PHASE II TESTING AND A QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF TRADE-OFFS GOVERNING CLEANUP REACTOR CONDITIONS.

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