Multi- Vortex System for Recovering Volatile Organic Contaminants from Industrial GasEPA 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
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)
Description: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.