Development of Novel Oxy-Syngas Zero-Emission Reheat Combustor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85015
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 55 d
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sharokh Etemad
 Dr.
 (203) 297-3700
 setemad@precision-combustion.com
Business Contact
 John Scanlon
Title: Mr.
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Email: jscanlon@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The need to keep pollutant emissions at ultra-low levels has led to the development of oxy-fuel combustion. This process requires a reheat combustor component to operate stably in the high-steam-content, high-temperature, high-pressure environment of clean coal technologies. However, inadequate mixing in the reheat combustor causes unwanted acoustics or quenching. This project will develop a novel approach for mixing the three streams of oxygen, syngas, and steam for complete combustion. Phase I will analytically optimize and demonstrate the validity of the novel integrated premixer-injector system for the reheat combustion cycle. Phase II will involve the fabrication and testing of a single can combustor at conditions simulating engine operation. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Successful commercialization of the combustor for the reheat cycle should help enable the use of clean coal for power generation through Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technologies.

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