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Title: Pulse combusted acoustic agglomeration apparatus and process

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 agglomeration of particulates which may be collected and removed using a conventional separation apparatus. 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, added particulates may include 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];  [2]
  1. (Columbia, MD)
  2. (Ellicott City, MD)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869538
Assignee:
Manufacturing and Technology Conversion International (Columbia, MD) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5353721
Contract Number:
AC21-89MC26288
Research Org:
MANUFACTURING & TECH CONVERSN
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; collected; removed; conventional; separation; 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; introduced; 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/