APPLICATION OF PULSE CORONA INDUCES PLASMAS FOR CONTROL OF NOx FROM JET ENGINE TEST CELLS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19838
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Durham
(303) 792-5615
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Jet engine test cells are faced with meeting regulations related to NOx emissions and opacity. Based upon reported research results, it appears that the Pulse Induced Plasma Chemical Process (PPCP) could be effectively applied to jet engine test cells for the control of NOx. The process provides high efficiency NOx removal at relatively low temperature without the need for NH3 injection. PPCP can be designed for a flow-through configuration which could be installed in a test cell with minimal pressure drop. In addition, VOCs present in the exhaust stream would be destroyed and particles would be collected by this system. The primary objective of the Phases I program is to determine the technical feasibility of developing PPCP for jet engine test cells. This requires the design and testing of components that can be incorporated into a control system that will fit the specific geometric constraints of size, flow rate, and pressure drop necessary for use in the existing test cells. The Phases I effort will involve a laboratory study to evaluate several key subsystems of the proposed technique and develop data required for designing a prototype full-scale test system.

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