Applications of catalyst/sorbent-based emissions control systems for cleaning the flue gas of fossil fuel burning power plants have grown considerably in response to tightening environmental control regulations.
Research at B&W is aimed at curbing the emissions of NOx, Hg, CO, SO3, NH3, and greenhouse gases by developing efficient catalysts/sorbents.
Main capabilities include:
Mechanistic studies of catalyst/sorbent reactions, formulation design, and surface characterization:
- Micromerticis Autochem temperature-programmed surface reaction system (TPSR) coupled to a Pfeiffer mass spectrometer for determination of reaction kinetics and ative sites (redox, acidic and basic)
- Tristar 3000 for high-quality measurements of BET surface area, pore diameter, pore volume, pore distribution and adsorption capacity
- Combined Renishaw inVia Raman microscope and IlluminantIR™ FT-IR to deliver complementary information about catalyst surface composition
- Incipient Wetness Impregnation (IWI)
- Co-Precipitation (CP)
- Sol-Gel (SG)
- Deposition-Precipitation (DP)
- Colloidal Crystal Templating (CCT)
- Ion Exchange (IE)
- Solid Combustion (SC)
Bench-scale catalyst/sorbent activity evaluation system:
- Parallel gas blending and supply systems
- Powder and monolith/pellet type reactors
- Auto/manual operation control and data acquisition
- Online Fourier Transformation Infrared (FTIR) gas monitoring system
Promising catalysts and sorbents are scaled up for slipstream field tests or pilot-scale performance evaluation with actual flue gas.
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Multi-reactor test stand.
Programmable reactor with mass spectroscopy.