CET / EPRI to Offer Particulate Control Technology to Non-Coal Customers

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Agreement between EPRI and CET allows customers the option to install new cost-effective particulate control technology.

Smaller biomass installations will be able to use the RPS, in lieu of a more expensive ESP or baghouse.

Cambridge EnviroTech (CET) signed a licensing agreement with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on July 13, 2012 to offer EPRI’s innovative particulate control technology to customers outside of the coal-fired utility market.

This new technology is a supplemental particulate control device installed downstream of existing electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). It is used to assist in compliance with new Boiler MACT regulations by collecting fine particulates that escape through the existing installed ESP. The system, developed by EPRI who collaborated with CET and Element One Engineering (E1E), employs a fabric filter and an automated cleaning system. It offers a less expensive solution than ESP upgrades or replacements.

Later this year, the new system will be demonstrated by EPRI at a coal-fired power plant. Through this new agreement, CET will offer the technology to other industries in need of supplemental particulate control, under the name Refined Polishing System (RPS). Additionally, CET will provide EPRI with manufacturing services, as well as continuing support and maintenance on installed RPS units.

“We believe that the RPS will be especially beneficial to the biomass energy sector,” says Angela Visintainer, Sr. Brand Manager for CET. “Smaller biomass installations will be able to use the RPS, in lieu of a more expensive ESP or baghouse. This will help reduce total project costs and make more biomass projects feasible.”

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About EPRI

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies.

About CET

CET is an innovative U.S.-based engineering and manufacturing company specializing in systems design, material handling and filtration. Our multidisciplinary industrial design and engineering team provides expertise in game-changing process solutions, drawing on a century of experience and innovation from its parent company Cambridge International.

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