IN-DUCT SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF NOX

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21532
Amount: $49,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Kse Inc.
Po Box 368, Amherst, MA, 01004
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr J R Kittrell
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 (413) 549-5506
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE CONVENTIONAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR NOX EMISSIONS FROM STATIONARY SOURCES AT 90% REMOVAL EFFICIENCY IS THE SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION (SCR) SYSTEM. CONVENTIONAL SCR SYSTEMS RELY ON MONOLITHIC CATALYSTS; THESE CATALYSTS OFTEN PRESENT NEARLY ONE-HALF THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT. IN RECENT YEARS, EUROPEAN REGULATIONS HAVE PROMPTED DEVELOPMENT OF IN-DUCT DUST INJECTION CONTROL PROCESSES FOR CERTAIN GASEOUS EMISSIONS. THESE IN-DUCT SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO PROVIDE LOWER CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS THAN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS. IN THE PHASE I RESEARCH, THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY IS TO BE DEMONSTRATED OF AN IN-DUCT SCR CONTROL PROCESS FOR NOX CONTROL FROM GAS-FIRED STATIONARY SOURCES. FROM PRELIMINARY LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, THIS IN-DUCT SCR TECHNOLOGY APPEARS ABLE TO UTILIZE HIGHLY ACTIVE, SMALL PARTICLE SCR CATALYSTS TO ACHIEVE REMARKABLE REACTOR PRODUCTIVITY, WITH SPACE VELOCITIES OF APPROXIMATELY 1,000,000 HR(-1). THE PROCESS REDUCES INTERNAL CATALYST DIFFUSION LIMITATIONS, THEREBY CAPTURING THE INHERENT CATALYST ACTIVITY. THE IN-DUCT SCR TECHNOLOGY HOLDS PROMISE OF APPROACHING THE LOW LIFE-CYCLE COSTS OF NOX CONTROL THROUGH NON-CATALYTIC UREA INJECTION, WHILE ACHIEVING THE HIGH NOX REMOVAL EFFICIENCIES OF CONVENTIONAL CATALYTIC SCR SYSTEMS. AMMONIA SLIP MAY ALL BE MORE EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLED.

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