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Performer: Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc.
High-Pressure Solids Pump
High-Pressure Solids Pump
Website: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Award Number: FC26-04NT42237
Project Duration: 09/30/2004 – 09/30/2013
Total Award Value: $39,740,508.00
DOE Share: $23,386,795.00
Performer Share: $16,353,713.00
Technology Area: Gasification Systems
Key Technology:
Location: Canoga Park, California

Project Description

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) is developing a high-pressure dry feed pump, including the detailed design, construction, and testing of a 600 ton-per-day (tpd) prototype. The PWR feed pump has the potential to significantly improve the availability and efficiency of feeding dry coal/petcoke/biomass into high-pressure gasifiers, thereby increasing the efficiency of the gasifier and reducing plant capital, maintenance, and operating costs. The ability to feed high-moisture coals without the debit of additional water required for slurry feeding may make these types of coal more commercially viable for gasification.

Project Benefits

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) is developing a high-pressure dry feed pump, including the detailed design, construction, and testing of a 600 ton-per-day (tpd) prototype. The PWR feed pump has the potential to significantly improve the availability and efficiency of feeding dry coal/petcoke/biomass into high-pressure gasifiers, thereby increasing the efficiency of the gasifier and reducing plant capital, maintenance, and operating costs. The ability to feed high-moisture coals without the debit of additional water required for slurry feeding may make these types of coal more commercially viable for gasification.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Kenneth Lyons: k.lyons@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Jenny Tennant: jenny.tennant@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Alan Darby: alan.darby@pwr.utc.com

 

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