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EVALUATION OF A COST-EFFECTIVE CATALYST FOR USE IN COMBINED SO2, NOX, AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14470
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14470
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: EVALUATION OF A COST-EFFECTIVE CATALYST FOR USE IN COMBINED SO2, NOX, AND PARTICULATE CONTROL SYSTEMS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,995.00
 

Abstract:

THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF A SINGLE AIR POLLUTION CONTROLDEVICE FOR SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO2), NITROGEN OXIDES (NOX), AND PARTICULATE CONTROL CAN PROVIDE A COST-EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 1990 AMENDMENTS TO THE CLEAN AIR ACT FOR COAL-FIRED UTILITY BOILERS. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR COMBINED COLLECTION OF BOTH SO2 AND PARTICULATES IS READILY AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, TO COMBINE NOX CONTROL WITH SUCH SYSTEMS HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL. SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES USING FIXED CATALYSTS ARE CAPABLE OF HIGH EFFICIENCY REMOVAL OF NOX. HOWEVER, PRESENTCATALYSTS HAVE A LIMITED LIFETIME BECAUSE OF FOULING FROM PARTICULATES AND POISONING FROM EFFLUENT CONSTITUENTS. REPLACEMENT OF THE CATALYST IS COSTLY AND REPRESENTS A LOSS IN REVENUE BECAUSE OF THE REQUIRED DOWNTIME OF THE UNIT. THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS INVESTIGATING AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF CATALYST FOR NOX REDUCTION THAT CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO A COMBINED CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR PARTICULATES, SO2, AND NOX. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE CATALYST ARE THAT (1) EXPENSIVE MANUFACTURING COSTS ARE LESSENED, (2) CATALYST FOULINGOR POISONING ARE NOT PROBLEMS AND, (3) THE UNIT DOES NOT HAVE TO EXPERIENCE DOWNTIME WHILE A FOULED, POISONED, OR SPENT CATALYST IS REPLACED. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF PHASE I ARETO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY AND ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OF THE CATALYST IN AN NOX REDUCTION PROCESS. THESE DATA ARE COMPARED TO DATA FROM PROCESSES THAT USE A SOLID CATALYST AND, IF THE ECONOMICS ARE FAVORABLE, THE RESULTS ARE USED TO DESIGN A SCALED-UP TEST FIXTURE FOR PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Richard J Schlager
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Way South Suite 110 Englewood, CO 80112

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No