MULTI-VORTEX SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS FROM INDUSTRIAL GAS

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14796
Amount: $49,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Innovations Inc
8709 Knight Road, Houston, TX, 77054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Meredith C Gourdine
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (713) 790-9892
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MORE COST EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS ARE NEEDED FOR RECOVERING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS (VOCS) FROM INDUSTRIAL EXHAUSTGAS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS TO COOL THE GAS WELL BELOW THE DEW POINT OF THE VOCS. NORMALLY, ICE AND DIRT FORM ON THE CONDENSING SURFACE, REDUCING THE HEAT TRANSFER RATE, REQUIRING SHUT-DOWN AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. ENERGY INNOVATION, INC.'S, INNOVATION WILL ELIMINATE THESE REQUIREMENTS. MATHEMATICAL MODELS WILL BE GENERATED AND EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED FOR VERIFICATION OF THE PROPOSED THEORY. THE OBJECT OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING A RELIABLE, COMPACT VOC RECOVERY SYSTEM WITH A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF ENERGY REQUIREMENTS. MORE COST EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS ARE NEEDED FOR RECOVERING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS (VOCS) FROM INDUSTRIAL EXHAUSTGAS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS TO COOL THE GAS WELL BELOW THE DEW POINT OF THE VOCS. NORMALLY, ICE AND DIRT FORM ON THE CONDENSING SURFACE, REDUCING THE HEAT TRANSFER RATE, REQUIRING SHUT-DOWN AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. ENERGY INNOVATION, INC.'S, INNOVATION WILL ELIMINATE THESE REQUIREMENTS. MATHEMATICAL MODELS WILL BE GENERATED AND EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED FOR VERIFICATION OF THE PROPOSED THEORY. THE OBJECT OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING A RELIABLE, COMPACT VOC RECOVERY SYSTEM WITH A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF ENERGY REQUIREMENTS. MORE COST EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS ARE NEEDED FOR RECOVERING VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS (VOCS) FROM INDUSTRIAL EXHAUSTGAS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS TO COOL THE GAS WELL BELOW THE DEW POINT OF THE VOCS. NORMALLY, ICE AND DIRT FORM ON THE CONDENSING SURFACE, REDUCING THE HEAT TRANSFER RATE, REQUIRING SHUT-DOWN AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. ENERGY INNOVATION, INC.'S, INNOVATION WILL ELIMINATE THESE REQUIREMENTS. MATHEMATICAL MODELS WILL BE GENERATED AND EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED FOR VERIFICATION OF THE PROPOSED THEORY. THE OBJECT OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING A RELIABLE, COMPACT VOC RECOVERY SYSTEM WITH A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION OF ENERGY REQUIREMENTS.

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