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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
380
Agency Tracking Number:
380
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2916 West T.c. Jester, Suite 201, Houston, TX, 77018
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. MICHAEL A. GIBSON
PRESIDENT
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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