Catalytically Stabilized Thermal Incineration of Volatile Organic Compounds

EPA Contract Number: 68D00041
Title: Catalytically Stabilized Thermal Incineration of Volatile Organic Compounds
Investigators: Pfefferle, William
Small Business: Precision Combustion, Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1990 through April 1, 1991
Project Amount: $49,956
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1990) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


A unique gas turbine/VOC incineration system based on catalytically stabilized (CSI) incineration is proposed, of- fering both very low net costs and ultra high destruction of organics in any organic fume or air stream, including those laden with particulates (whether organic, such as cotton or grain dusts, or inorganic submicron particles). The system will provide improved destruction compared to alternate approaches, such as GAC, catalytic oxidation and thermal incineration, and at the same time through its electricity- generating configuration will generate sufficient electricity to reduce net costs well below those of the alternate systems. Phase I will involve laboratory testing of the combustor component of the system as well as preliminary system design. Several VOC streams will be tesed. Destruction efficiency greater than 99.9999% is expected and organic submicron size particulate matter will also be combusted. In Phase II, a field prototype will be built and operated.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Toxics, Waste, Chemical Engineering, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Materials Science, Incineration/Combustion, 33/50, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, combustion byproducts, particulate matter, ambient air quality, emission control strategies, catalytically stablizied incineration, air pollutants, atmospheric particles, aerosol particles, catalytic oxidation, emission control technologies, Toluene, VOCs, hazardous air pollutants, pollution control technologies, air pollution control, air pollution, chemical contaminants, emission controls, hazardous waste incinerators, catalytically stablized incineration, benzene, Trichloroethylene, combustion technology, atmospheric aerosols, energy efficiency, combustion exhaust gases, thermal incineration, combustion, methyl ethyl ketone, catalytic combustion, incineration, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), emissions contol engineering

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