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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: Kenneth.Lyons@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Jenny Tennant: Jenny.Tennant@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
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