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Institute of Gas Technology

Award Number:  FC26-02NT41585
Project Duration:  10/01/2002 – 12/31/2011
Total Award Value:  $1,683,394.00
DOE Share:  $1,247,896.00
Performer Share:  $435,498.00
Technology Area:  Gasification Systems
Key Technology: 

Project Description

Gas Technology Institute is developing a reliable, practical, and cost effective means to monitor coal gasifier flame characteristics using a modified version of an optical flame sensor already under development.

The effort to make ultra-clean gasification commercially competitive includes increasing the life of gasifier injectors (which feed fuel into the gasifier). As the injectors age and wear out, the flames they produce change. Monitoring these flames will allow plant operators to more accurately predict when they have to be changed, reducing gasifier maintenance costs.

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Federal Project Manager 
Susan Maley:
Technology Manager 
Jenny Tennant:
Principal Investigator 


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