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Title: Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process

Abstract

An improved apparatus and process for removal of particulates entrained in a gas stream are provided. The removal process employs a pulse combustor to provide an acoustic pressure wave to acoustically enhance bimodal agglomeration of particulates which may be collected and removed using a conventional separation apparatus. A particulate having a size different from the size of the particulate in the gas stream to be cleaned is introduced into the system to effectuate the bimodal process. The apparatus may be employed as a direct fired system for improved operation of gas-operated equipment such as a gas turbine, or may, alternatively, be employed as an add-on subsystem for combustion exhaust clean-up. Additionally, the added particulate may be a sorbent for effecting sorption of other contaminants such as sulfur. Various other particulates for contaminant removal may also be introduced into the system as exemplified by alkali-gettering agents.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Columbia, MD)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MANUFACTURING & TECH CONVERSN
OSTI Identifier:
868709
Patent Number(s):
5197399
Assignee:
Manufacturing & Technology Conversion International, Inc. (Columbia, MD) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-89MC26288
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pulse; combusted; acoustic; agglomeration; apparatus; process; improved; removal; particulates; entrained; gas; stream; provided; employs; combustor; provide; pressure; wave; acoustically; enhance; bimodal; collected; removed; conventional; separation; particulate; size; cleaned; introduced; effectuate; employed; direct; fired; operation; gas-operated; equipment; turbine; alternatively; add-on; subsystem; combustion; exhaust; clean-up; additionally; added; sorbent; effecting; sorption; contaminants; sulfur; various; contaminant; exemplified; alkali-gettering; agents; combustion exhaust; separation apparatus; removal process; acoustic pressure; contaminant removal; gas stream; gas turbine; improved apparatus; process employs; pulse combustor; pressure wave; particulates entrained; direct fired; pulse combusted; combusted acoustic; improved operation; acoustic agglomeration; acoustically enhance; agglomeration apparatus; /110/422/431/

Citation Formats

Mansour, Momtaz N. Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Mansour, Momtaz N. Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process. United States.
Mansour, Momtaz N. Fri . "Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868709.
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title = {Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process},
author = {Mansour, Momtaz N.},
abstractNote = {An improved apparatus and process for removal of particulates entrained in a gas stream are provided. The removal process employs a pulse combustor to provide an acoustic pressure wave to acoustically enhance bimodal agglomeration of particulates which may be collected and removed using a conventional separation apparatus. A particulate having a size different from the size of the particulate in the gas stream to be cleaned is introduced into the system to effectuate the bimodal process. The apparatus may be employed as a direct fired system for improved operation of gas-operated equipment such as a gas turbine, or may, alternatively, be employed as an add-on subsystem for combustion exhaust clean-up. Additionally, the added particulate may be a sorbent for effecting sorption of other contaminants such as sulfur. Various other particulates for contaminant removal may also be introduced into the system as exemplified by alkali-gettering agents.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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