Accession Number:

ADA371101

Title:

Development of Scaling Algorithms and Economic Evaluation for Non-Thermal Plasma Reactors - Adsorbant/Catalyzer Hybrid System for Control of NOx Released During Army and Related U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MCMASTER UNIV HAMILTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Computer code SUENTP-J to predict scale-up and economic evaluation of several eligible non-thermal plasma processes for air pollution control - electron beam process, pulsed corona process, and corona radical shower process - was developed for a commercial power plant. This code was written in spread sheet type format MS Excel and visual basic for application and comprise a data input procedure, a scale-up design procedure, an economic calculation procedure, and an output procedure. Data obtained from pilot plant tests are input with general data so that they might lead to the conceptual design data of commercial plants by scale-up procedure. In the economic evaluation procedure, the total capital investment and the total annual cost are examined. The total capital investment comes into the indirect annual cost as the item of capital recovery. The levelized cost and the levelized busbar cost are shown in the Output table. An example calculation was presented to evaluate the cost of three non-thermal plasma systems and the results were compared with a conventional wet-scrubberselective catalytic reduction combined system.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE