PULSE COMBUSTION

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3510
Amount: $49,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 204 Box 21, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 K. Durai Swamy
Title: Director
Phone: (301) 982-1292
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN INNOVATIVE , COMBUSTION METHOD USING A COAL-MELT ATOMIZERIS PROPOSED. THIS COMBUSTION METHOD MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR COMPLETE CARBON UTILIZATION AND SIMULTANEOUS CONTROL OF NOX,SO2, AND PARTICULATE MATTER FOR NEW UNITS AND RETROFIT SIT UATIONS FOR REPLACING OIL AND GAS IN EXISTING UNITS. MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS INC. (MTCI) PROPOSES TO USE A PULSE BURNER TO WHICH MELTED COAL WILL BE FED AS FINELY DIVIDED DROPLETS OF ABOUT 2 TO 10 MICRONS IN SIZE , BY A COAL-MELT ATOMIZER THAT HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED AT THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY. SULFUR CAPTURE ADDITIVES WILL BE ADDED TO THE COMBUSTOR TO TRAP THE SO2 AS CASO4. THEPULSE COMBUSTOR DEVELOPED BY MTCI HAS ALREADY SHOWN THE POTENTIAL FOR LOW N0X GENERATION. PULSE COMBUSTOR ASPIRATES ITS OWN AIR; THUS WILL NOT NEED FORCED DRAFT FANS OR BLOWERS. THE COAL-MELT ATOMIZER WILL ACCEPT CRUSHED COAL AS FEED AND WOULD NOT NEED PULVERIZERS. THUS, THIS IS A SYSTEM THAT COMBINES THE BEST FEATURES OF A HIGHLY EFFICIENT PULSE COM- BUSTOR AND THE UNIQUE CAPABILITY OF THE COAL-MELT ATOMIZER TO ENABLE THE PULSE COMBUSTOR TO PERFORM WITH SIMULTANEOUS CONTROL OF CERTAIN PARTICULATE MATTER I.E. NOX AND SO2.

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