REMOVAL OF AIR TOXIC METALS EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL COMBUSTION SOURCES

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18767
Amount: $49,888.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Way South Suite, 110, Englewood, CO, 80112
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr Richard Schlager
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AIR TOXIC METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS ARE PRODUCED FROM THE COMBUSTION OF FOSSIL-FUELS. THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND FUEL OIL REPRESENTS AN EXTREMELY LARGE CATEGORY OF SOURCE EMISSIONS. RESEARCH IS PROPOSED THAT WILL PROVIDE A MEANS FOR REMOVING THE VOLATILE METAL CONTENT OF FLUE GAS GENERATED FROM POWER AND STEAM GENERATING PLANTS USING ZEOLITIC OR CARBONACEOUS ADSORBENTS. A LABORATORY-SCALE FIXTURE WILL BE USED TO EVALUATE THE CAPABILITY OF SEVERAL ADSORBENTS IN REMOVING MERCURY VAPOR FROM A SIMULATED FLUE GAS. THE TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED TO BE APPLIED AS A LOW-COST RETROFIT TO EXISTING EQUIPMENT USING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE REAGENTS. ADSORBENTS FOR TOXIC METALS CONTROL COULD CONCEIVABLY BE INCORPORATED INTO A COMBINED TECHNOLOGY WHERE SO2, NOX, AND PARTICULATE MATTER ARE ALSO CONTROLLED. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF USING SORBENTS IN A AIR TOXICS REMOVAL PROCESS. FAVORABLE RESULTS WILL BE USED TO SET UP A PHASE II SITE EVALUATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY.

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