LOW COST, VERSATILE INSTRUMENTATION FOR IMPROVED PROCESS CONTROL.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$489,156.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7692
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research Inc.
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Philip W Morrison Jr
() -
Business Contact:
DR PETER R SOLOMON
(203) 528-9806
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MANY ENERGY INTENSIVE PROCESSES IS THE ABILITY TO HAVE ON-LINE MONITORING. THIS ENSURES OPERATOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AS WELL AS PROPER OPERATION OF THE PLANT. CONSEQUENTLY, THERE IS A GREAT NEEDFOR DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS FOR MULTIPHASE MEDIA WHICH CAN FUNCTION IN DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTS. THE GOAL OF THIS PHASE I AND PHASE II PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID, RUGGED, AND AUTOMATED FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED (FT-IR) SPECTROMETER FOR MONITORING PROCESS STREAMS. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL MODIFY AN EMISSION AND TRANSMISSION METHOD TO MEASURE CONCENTRATIONS AND TEMPERATURES OF PARTICLES AND GAS SPECIES. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE FT-IR TO IMPORTANT SPECIES LIKE CO, CO(2), SO(2), NO(X), HC1, POLYCYCLIC AROMATICS, SOOT, UNBURNED HYDROCARBONS, PARTICLES, FURANS, AND OTHERS WILL BE DETERMINED. THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WILL THEN BE DEMONSTRATED ON A COAL COMBUSTION FACILITY. THE RESULTS OF THESE MEASUREMENTS WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A MONITORING INSTRUMENT.

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