INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND LOW PARTICULATE EMISSION INCINERATOR FOR SOLID AND LIQUID HAZARDOUS WASTES

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18753
Amount: $49,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Manufacturing & Technology
Po Box 21, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr R Chandran
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 354-0420
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED PERMITS FOR LAND-BASED INCINERATOR FACILITIES AND THE GROWING MARKET TREND FOR THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTES HAVE RESULTED IN A NEED FOR INNOVATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTABLE INCINERATOR FACILITIES. THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO ADAPT A PULSED ATMOSPHERIC FLUID-BED COMBUSTION SYSTEM FOR THERMAL DESTRUCTION OF SOLID AND LIQUID HAZARDOUS WASTES. THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE A COST-EFFECTIVE COMPACT, AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTABLE DESIGN THAT CAN MEET FEDERAL AND LOCAL INCINERATION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM INTEGRATES THE HIGH EFFICIENCY FLUID-BED COMBUSTOR WITH A HIGH-INTENSITY OSCILLATING FLOW PULSE COMBUSTOR FOR A COMPACT AND LOW PARTICULATE AND TOXIC GAS EMISSION UNIT. THE BASIC DESIGN AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF A COAL-FIRED PULSED ATMOSPHERIC FLUID-BED COMBUSTOR HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED BY MTCI AT THE 1.5 MMBTU/HR SIZE FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. DESPITE ITS COMPACT SIZE, THE RELATIVELY HIGH VOLUMETRIC RELEASE RATE OF THE UNIT WITH ITS LOW HEIGHT (10 FT.), FAST START-UP AND FUEL INSENSITIVITY MAKE IT EMINENTLY SUITABLE FOR ON-SITE OPERATION. THE UNIT PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO COMBUSTION, ENVIRONMENTAL INTRUSION, AND STEAM RATE WAS SUPERIOR TO STANDARD BUBBLING FLUID-BED AND CIRCULATING FLUID-BED COMBUSTORS. THE INTENT OF THE PHASE I PROJECT IS TO CONDUCT A SET OF TRIAL BURNS WITH A SURROGATE WASTE ON THE EXISTING PAFBC FACILITY TO DEMONSTRATE ITS FEASIBILITY FOR DESTRUCTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTES.

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