Accession Number:

ADA621939

Title:

Shredded Waste Downdraft Gasifier for Overseas Contingency Operations Waste-to-Energy Conversion

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2011-Jun 2015

Corporate Author:

INFOSCITEX CORP LITTLETON MA

Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD has a strong interest and focused need to reduce the logistics tail associated with forward operations. Activities associated with mission sustainment at forward operating bases FOBs and combat outposts COPs present significant challenges with respect to fuel and water supply, and waste footprint management. Waste to energy conversion WEC systems present a promising option for managing waste burdens while providing supplemental energyheat. While a number of gasification and pyrolysis-based WEC systems are currently under evaluation by the DOD, no system has been demonstrated to meet PM Force Sustainment Systems PM FSS desire for a compact 8 x8 x20 , efficient 50 net chemical energy recovery, and robust field-worthy, minimal operator interface WEC system. To address the current need, Infoscitex Corporation IST proposed the development of a downdraft gasification system capable of processing shredded waste into clean-burning syngas. The overall objective of the proposed effort was to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a gasifier capable of reliably and efficiently converting shredded single-stage, co-mingled paper, food, plastic, wood waste into syngas suitable for use in either a spark ignition or diesel cycle generator set.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE