SBIR Phase I: A Staged Pyrolysis and Combustion Process for Solid Waste Recycling in Fast Food Restaurants

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0637867
Agency Tracking Number: 0637867
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street, SUITE 102/103, East Hartford, CT, 06108
DUNS: 021804661
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Serio
 PhD
 (860) 528-9806
 mserio@AFRInc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Serio
Title: PhD
Phone: (860) 528-9806
Email: mserio@AFRInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will employ a staged pyrolysis and combustion process as a method to ""recycle"" mixed solid waste materials (paper and plastic packaging, and food scrap) from restaurants. The hydrogen-rich fuel gases generated from these solid waste streams can then be burned to produce heat and power. The proposed technology can be used for most solid and liquid biomass waste oroducts and can be more easily adapted to changes in feedstock composition than alternative approaches. An environmental benefit of the proposed work includes the substitution of waste materials for fossil fuels as a means for producing electricity. Since a large portion of the waste material is paper and food scraps that are considered renewable sources, there will be no net contribution to carbon doioxide emissions except for any fossil fuel used in the manufacturing process. The proposed technology would also help reduce large quantities of solid waste.

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