USE OF AN AIR-COOLED CYCLONE COAL COMBUSTOR TO CONVERT ASH TO INERT SLAG

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7788
Amount: $496,748.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 154, Merion, PA, 19066
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DR BERT ZAUDERER
Phone: (215) 667-0442
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN ADVANCED AIR COOLED, CYCLONE COAL COMBUSTOR WILL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE ITS TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY FOR EFFICIENT CONVERSION TO SLAG OF FLY ASH AND BOTTOM ASH FROM PULVERIZED COAL FIRED UTILITY BOILERS. A SERIES OF SHORT DURATION PARAMETRIC TESTS WILL BE PERFORMED IN WHICH FLY ASH WILL BE INJECTED INTO A COMMERCIAL SCALE COMBUSTOR INSTALLED ON A 17,500 LB/HR PACKAGE BOILER, LOCATED IN WILLIAMSPORT, PA. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE TESTS WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE FLY ASH CAN BE CONVERTED TO SLAG WITH A MINIMUM OF FUEL HEAT INPUT AND WITH A MINIMUM EVOLUTION OF METAL VAPORS FROM THE FLY ASH. THE OUTPUT OF PHASE I WILL BE THE EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATION OF FEASIBILITY OF THE ASH TO SLAG CONVERSION, AS WELL AS AN INITIAL ECONOMIC PROJECTION OF THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THIS PROCESS VERSUS OTHER ASH TO SLAG CONVERSION APPROACHES. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MORE EXTENSIVE PARAMETRIC AND LONG DURATION TESTS OF FLY AND BOTTOM ASH CONVERSION TO SLAG IN PHASE II.

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