CR&E has designed and installed pollution control equipment for South West Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
Treats the exhaust gas of a maximum of forty diesel generators being tested at the SWRI diesel test facility. The equipment includes Ductwork, a fabric filter, redundant ID fans, sorbent injection equipment and control system. The system is designed to install NOX abatement equipment in the future. The photo to the left shows construction prior to operations.
The pollution control equipment treats a gas stream from three furnaces, the car fire test building and the jet fire building. The system includes, ductwork, valves, quench tower, fabric filter charcoal and lime sorbent injection systems, ID fan and control system.
This is a small system that replaced a cloud chamber system that was not effective. This system filters the exhaust gas from an SWRI test furnace used to test the fire resistance of various products. The system includes a quench tower, fabric filter, ID fan and control system.
This project involved, Research and development, Design, procurement, fabrication, off site installation and testing, on-site installation and testing and on-site operations support. CR&E supplied equipment included, Incinerator, pollution abatement system, compressed air system, carbon injection system, chiller system, CEMS system, Waste feed system, waste decon feed system and Facility control system. The photo to the left shows the system set up at the test facility.
Continental Research and Engineering, LLC (CR&E) is assessing the feasibility of utilizing non-thermal plasma technology for mercury removal from combustion process flue gas streams. Mercury generated from anthropogenic sources presents a difficult environmental problem. Mercury and mercury compounds are highly toxic, and organic forms such as methyl mercury can bioaccumulate. Federal regulations are in place directing industries to remove mercury from the flue gas stream. In practice, many industries will be unable to meet the proposed limits for mercury emissions by using currently available technologies.
The CR&E technology employs non-thermal, plasma-jet devices to provide a method for elemental mercury removal from a gas phase by targeting relevant chemical reactions to produce ionized mercury. The ionized mercury compounds are recoverable using conventional stack cleanup methods such as fabric filters, electrostatic precipitators, or wet scrubbers.
CR&E is conducting experiments that react a mercury-containing gas mixture with a plasma-activated species to form mercury compounds that can be efficiently removed from flue gas using conventional downstream technologies. Measurement of mercury in the gas stream and condensed phases will be used to evaluate process efficiency.
Experimental results will be utilized for performing an engineering analysis to evaluate commercial applications of the technology. For example, this device may be utilized for treatment of flue gas streams from incinerators, boilers, other combustors, utilities, refineries, smelters, manufacturing, and other facilities. The analysis will include consideration of process scaling, capital, and operating costs.
CR&E has developed a web-based interface that allows a user to extract a subset of plant operational data from the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System. This information is in a data-set consisting of about 870 analog instruments collected approximately every three seconds from 1994 to the plant’s close in 2003. Even with over 88 million records per instrument, this interface can quickly deliver to your desktop a comma-delimited file of up to 255 instruments spanning a user-defined time frame.
The huge data-set is kept in one location and accessed from many points via a local intra-net or the world wide web. Furthermore, it can be easily accessed from any PC capable of surfing the web regardless of speed or operating system.
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