Multi- Vortex System for Recovering Volatile Organic Contaminants from Industrial Gas

EPA Contract Number: 68D10062
Title: Multi- Vortex System for Recovering Volatile Organic Contaminants from Industrial Gas
Investigators: Gourdine, Meredith C.
Small Business: Energy Innovations Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1991 through March 1, 1992
Project Amount: $49,500
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1991) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


More cost effective systems are needed for recovering volatile organic contaminants (VoCs) from industrial ex- haust gas. The proposed approach is to cool the gas well below the dew point of the VOCS. Normally, ice and dirt form on the condensing surface, reducing the heat transfer rate, requiring shut-down and preventive maintenance. En- ergy Innovation, Inc.'s, innovation will eliminate these requirements. Mathematical models will be generated and experiments conducted for verification of the proposed theory.

The object of this research is to demonstrate the feasibility of building a reliable, compact VOC recovery system with a substantial reduction of energy requirements.

Supplemental Keywords:

Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Scientific Discipline, Air, Sustainable Industry/Business, air toxics, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Market mechanisms, Economics & Decision Making, air pollutants, control, emission control technologies, industrial waste, VOCs, recovery, air pollution control, air pollution, recovery technologies, emission controls, emissions control, energy efficiency, industrial air pollution, VOC recovery, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), cost effective, exhaust gas, industrial effluents, air emissions, Multi-Vortex System

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