System for the Removal of NO
from Incinerator Effluents, Part 1
Incineration is a promising method for converting biomass and human waste into CO2 and H2O during extended planetary exploration. During incineration, small amounts NOX and SO2 are produced and must be removed. TDA has developed a NOX control process that is safe and effective and does not require addition of NH3, which is commonly used in selective catalytic reduction of NOx. In our process, NO is catalytically oxidized to NO2 which is then removed by wet scrubbing with a weak base to form an innocuous water solution of nitrates and nitrites. We plan to integrate our catalytic NO oxidation process into a complete gas cleaning system that will remove NOX, SO2, particulate material, CO and unburned organic compounds.