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

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Amount:
$49,888.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
18767
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Way South Suite, 110, Englewood, CO, 80112
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
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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