Autoclave Test Facility
To help meet a national strategic commitment to clean power generation, NETL is developing a technology base for tomorrow’s highly efficient, near-zero-emissions power plants. Environmental and geosciences researchers perform laboratory-scale studies of solid, liquid, and gaseous flows and their interactions. These studies may be performed, for example, to determine the suitability of flue gases for capture and storage (sequestration) in industrial wastes after release from coal fired power plants.
NETL has available a wide range of analytical and diagnostic instrumentation to support these studies. Half-liter and one-liter continuously stirred autoclave reactors are ideal for investigations involving gas/liquid or gas/slurry interactions, and are equipped with CO2, SO2, and flue gas feed lines. Each of these units is manufactured by Progressive Equipment Corporation and has a pressure rating of 6,000 psig @ 650ºF. The one-liter reactor is equipped with a high-pressure pH meter capable of measurement at pressures of up to 900 psi, and is configured with an in-situ pH meter. A simplified schematic representation of the one-liter reactor apparatus is shown below.
Simplified schematic of continuously-stirred batch autoclave reactor apparatus.
½ liter autoclave reactor with flue gas capability
One liter autoclave reactor with flue gas capability and in-situ sampling/pH measurements
Monitor and control equipment for autoclave reactor units 1 & 2
For more information contact Yee Soong, 412-386-4925