Research

Low Emission Combustor System for Emulsified Crude Oil

Project Number
1106
Program
Progress Date
05/24/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Steven G. Tuttle
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$750,000.00
Estimated Completion Date
04/06/2022
Description

The objective of this final phase of research is to transition the Technology Readiness Level of a low-emission, low-pressure atomization and combustor system for emulsified crude oil from 4 to 8 by developing and refining the performance of a half-scale or full-scale flow blurring atomizer spray burner so that the system design can be transferred to a manufacturer.

Latest progress update

Several dozen participants from government, industry, and academia attended a demonstration of the 50% engineering scale prototype of the Low-Emission Crude Oil Comtbustor "BSEE Burner" this past March. Tests to obtain additional operational data are planned for the near future. For licensing interest, please contact TechLink for a not cost licensing application to seek rights to manufacture and sell this technology.

Micaela.whalen@montana.edu

www.techlinkcenter.org

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Status
In Progress
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Peer Review Status
N/A