DESTRUCTION OF ORGANIC HAZARDOUS WASTE BY THE HDI ELECTRIC ARC PROCESS 11490

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11489
Amount: $49,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne A-220, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward M Redding
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 883-3636
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE DESTRUCTION OF ORGANIC HAZARDOUS WASTE BY ELECTRIC ARC PYROLYSIS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE BY OTHERS. THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEMS LIE IN (1) THE SHORT LIFEOF THE ELECTRODES (AND RELATED STRUCTURES) DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES INVOLVED, AND (2) THE RELATIVELY HIGH COST OF THE ELECTRIC POWER NEEDED. APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. PROPOSE TO DESTROY ORGANIC HAZARDOUS WASTE BY THE IMPROVED PATENTED HDI (HARD DISCHARGE IGNITION) ELECTRIC ARCPROCESS WHICH HAS A HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND IN WHICH THE ELECTRODES ARE KEPT COOL BY ELECTRONIC CONTROL OF THE ARC TIMING AND POSITION. THE ELECTRICAL POWER COST IS MINIMIZEDTHROUGH SPECIAL HEAT EXCHANGE METHODS AND USE OF EXHAUST HEAT FOR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION. PHASE I IS THE EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF THE APPROACH.

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