Photocatalytic Air Pollution Control Technology for Dilute VOC/TAP Destruction

EPA Contract Number: 68D50104
Title: Photocatalytic Air Pollution Control Technology for Dilute VOC/TAP Destruction
Investigators: Kittrell, J. R.
Small Business: KSE Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1995 through March 1, 1996
Project Amount: $65,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


Technology is needed for control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and toxic air pollutants (TAP's) from stationary sources. A particular need exists for emissions control of industrial processes, where dilute concentrations of VOC's are present in high flows of offgas which may also contain submicron particles.

The proposed research project is to establish the technical and economic feasibility of an Adsorption-Integrated-Reduction (AIR) technology, providing a system to destroy VOC's and/or volatile TAP's in this dilute phase, high flow rate application. To accomplish this research objective, the AIR pollution control technology employs a new, multicomponent photocatalytic adsorbent, which is shown to be orders of magnitude more active than traditional titania photocatalysts for dilute concentrations of contaminants in air. The research program will utilize studies of destruction efficiency on representative classes of VOC's, studies of the preferred catalyst configuration for this applications, and a comparative cost analysis of the AIR technology relative to other alternatives. It is anticipated that an effective dilute phase pollution control concept will be demonstrated, which will proved a cost-effective technology for destroying VOC's in high volume, dilute concentration offgases, with possible particulate presence.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Toxics, particulate matter, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, VOCs, Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, emission control strategies, stationary sources, air pollutants, aerosol particles, emission control technologies, adsorbents, industrial emissions, pollution control technologies, air pollution, emissions, ambient emissions, industrial air pollution, toxicity, PM, toxic contaminants, economic analysis, air pollution control technology, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), emissions contol engineering, sub-micron aerosols

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