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Title: An Innovative VOCs Incinerator

Abstract

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) developed an innovative technology to incinerate waste volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for emission control. The core of the technology is the Swiss-roll combustor, which integrates a spiral heat exchanger with a combustion chamber to efficiently recuperate key heat losses in the exhaust stream and combustion zone. The recovered heat is recycled to the incoming waste VOC reactant stream, preheating the reactants and reducing the chemical energy input needed to drive the combustion reaction. The end result is an extremely thermally efficient incinerator which significantly extends the lean flammability limit of the waste VOC stream to reduce supplemental fuel consumption. The superior performance of this technology is directly applicable to any incineration application that requires tight emissions control. Specifically, the technology is suitable for “smaller” scale incineration, where existing technologies cannot achieve the high thermal efficiency required to eliminate the need for supplemental fuel.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster, PA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  3. Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Oil and Natural Gas (FE-30)
OSTI Identifier:
1415047
Report Number(s):
DOE-ACT-11884
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0011884
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase II)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; Swiss-roll; VOCs; Incinerator; Thermal oxidizer

Citation Formats

Chen, Chien-Hua, Crawmer, Joel, Pearlman, Howard, Richard, Bradley, Ronney, Paul, and Edwards, Thomas. An Innovative VOCs Incinerator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Chen, Chien-Hua, Crawmer, Joel, Pearlman, Howard, Richard, Bradley, Ronney, Paul, & Edwards, Thomas. An Innovative VOCs Incinerator. United States.
Chen, Chien-Hua, Crawmer, Joel, Pearlman, Howard, Richard, Bradley, Ronney, Paul, and Edwards, Thomas. Thu . "An Innovative VOCs Incinerator". United States.
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title = {An Innovative VOCs Incinerator},
author = {Chen, Chien-Hua and Crawmer, Joel and Pearlman, Howard and Richard, Bradley and Ronney, Paul and Edwards, Thomas},
abstractNote = {Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) developed an innovative technology to incinerate waste volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for emission control. The core of the technology is the Swiss-roll combustor, which integrates a spiral heat exchanger with a combustion chamber to efficiently recuperate key heat losses in the exhaust stream and combustion zone. The recovered heat is recycled to the incoming waste VOC reactant stream, preheating the reactants and reducing the chemical energy input needed to drive the combustion reaction. The end result is an extremely thermally efficient incinerator which significantly extends the lean flammability limit of the waste VOC stream to reduce supplemental fuel consumption. The superior performance of this technology is directly applicable to any incineration application that requires tight emissions control. Specifically, the technology is suitable for “smaller” scale incineration, where existing technologies cannot achieve the high thermal efficiency required to eliminate the need for supplemental fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
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