Experimental Capabilities

REI can provide experimental solutions from lab- and pilot-scale to full-scale demonstrations.  REI teams with a number of universities that have state-of-the-art experimental facilities. The combination of CFD modeling with lab- and pilot-scale testing tailored specifically to a client’s needs provides a level of understanding difficult to achieve elsewhere.  In addition, REI’s engineers have extensive on-site experience with planning, oversight, and review of measurement campaigns.

For example, REI and the Combustion Research Group at the University of Utah have received several million dollars from the Department of Energy to extend the capabilities of their facilities and to lead major initiatives focusing on cleaner and more efficient utilization of coal, including programs on Low Emissions Boiler Systems (LEBS), High Performance Power Systems (HiPPs) and several Program Research and Development Awards (PRDAs) that address NOx, fuel efficiency, corrosion, and air toxic issues in coal-fired boilers. Previously, the combustion group teamed with others at the University of Utah, as well as participants from Brigham Young University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to win the DOE-ASCI Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE).

Recent program awards include the characterization fine particles generated from combustion sources as part of the Strategic Environmental Research & Development Program (SERDP), fabrication and field testing of a prototype high-temperature, in-situ corrosion monitor for coal-fired boilers, and design, fabrication and field testing of a slipstream reactor for SCR catalyst evaluation in coal-fired power plants.

REI’s experimental experience includes:

  • Mercury control demonstrations
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Pilot-scale combustion testing
  • Rich Reagent Injection (RRI)
  • Cement hydrocarbon characterization
  • Fuel partial chemical fractionation

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