Breen Energy Solutions Granted Patent for Control of Sulfur-Trioxide SO3 in China

{Carnegie, PA} Breen Energy Solutions (BES) announced today that its patent application for ‘Method and Apparatus for Detection, Measurement and Control of Sulfur-trioxide (SO3) and Other Condensables in Flue Gas’ has been granted in China (reference number 200910211691.9). Breen has previously received patents for this process in the U.S. as well as Europe. Detection, control and mitigation of sulfur condensables is critical to the prevention of their release with flue gas as well as the balance-of-plant impacts to coal-fired power generation plants and other industrial applications.

“Management and mitigation of acid gases is a worldwide concern,” said Cal Lockert, Breen Energy Solutions President. “We are continuing to develop methods, processes and technologies to help reach compliance standards while maintaining profitability of the plant.”

Breen’s patent abstract explains the advantages of real-time detection conducted by the probe rather than traditional extraction and testing methods. Breen has incorporated the probe technology in numerous testing and mitigation projects at power plants around the world.

The patent application for its detection device continues the tradition of Breen innovation in the control of power plant emmissions started by the firm’s founder, Dr. Bernard Breen. Breen Energy Solutions and its engineers hold more than a dozen patents in the United States.

Breen conducts Dry Sorbent Injection demonstrations and installations for SO3 mitigation using Lime, Trona and other dry sorbents. BES also performs wet sorbent injection using Magnesium Oxide for slag control and SO3 mitigation.

Breen helps plants meet regulatory compliance mandates with a solution set that includes DSI, FLGR, acid gas measurement and more. Breen’s Fuel Flexibility solutions utilize interlocking technologies for measuring and tuning both combustion and emission control systems to maximize output while mitigating acid gas.

BES commercialized several technologies in the Acid Gas Management field including the AbSensor – SO3/AbS measurement system, TherMAP – Breen Online Air Heater Model and the Dynamic Speed Controlled (DySC) Air Heater Sootblowing technology.

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