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

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,998.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18753
Agency Tracking Number:
18753
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Manufacturing & Technology (Currently Manufacturing And Technology Conversion Int'l, Inc)
Po Box 21, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr R Chandran
Principal Investigator
(301) 354-0420
Business Contact:
() -
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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