Accession Number : ADA627214
Title : The Reduction of NOx Using Pulsed Electron Beams
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Ladouceur, Harold D ; Fisher, Brian T ; Wolford, Matthew F ; Owrutsky, Jeffrey C
Report Date : 30 Dec 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : Experimental and computational work conducted at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to reduce NOx pollutants in a surrogate flue gas (SFG) is described. The SFG is a simulant for exhaust flue gas from a coal combustion power plant. The technology utilizes a pulsed electron beam to decompose NO and NO2. The pulsed electron beam is generated using the NRL Electra Facility. The extent of decomposition as a function of electron beam energy is studied. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy are utilized to identify species and the extent of decomposition after the electron beam bombardment. Spectroscopic results are presented. Thermochemical calculations for possible reactions as a function of temperature are included. This report documents work completed by the NRL Chemistry Division in a collaborative effort with the NRL Plasma Physics Division.
Descriptors : *ELECTRON BEAMS , *NITROGEN DIOXIDE , *NITROGEN OXIDES , *PULSES , CHEMISTRY , COAL , COMBUSTION , COMPUTATIONS , DECOMPOSITION , ELECTRON ENERGY , ELECTRON IRRADIATION , EXHAUST GASES , FACILITIES , FLUE GASES , FOURIER TRANSFORMATION , INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , POLLUTANTS , REDUCTION , SPECTROSCOPY , TEMPERATURE , THERMOCHEMISTRY , ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , VISIBLE SPECTRA
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE