Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions

RJM adds new technology layer to existing system, achieving 90% NOx reduction

Norwalk, CT, Dec. 3, 2001 — RJM Corporation today announced a new layered NOx reduction process (RJM-LT) that will enable power plants to achieve up to 90% reduction in baseline NOx emissions from fossil fuel fired boilers.

The RJM-LT compared to other competing NOx reduction technologies like Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) will result in a savings of 5-15 million dollars depending on the boiler size.

“RJM’s proprietary five-layer approach will effectively revolutionize the energy industry by allowing power plants to reduce NOx emissions to comply with stringent EPA and state mandated NOx regulations, without the enormous capital expense of installing SCRs. At a cost that is 60% of competing SCR technology, the RJM-LT is a viable alternative for the hundreds of power plants now contemplating NOx reduction systems. These cost savings can allow the generation companies to maintain their competitive production cost structure,” states Richard J. Monro, President of RJM Corporation.

With more than 130,000 MW of capacity poised to be retrofitted with NOx emission control technologies in the U.S. before 2004, there are huge implications for this new technology. RJM, through its innovative approach, has launched the effort to expand the available options for highly cost-effective NOx emission control technologies for utility and industrial boilers. The RJM-LT System now offers the most effective, economical and expedient option for power plants, paper mills, chemical plants and petroleum refineries worldwide. Additionally, using the first three layers of the RJM-LT works in conjunction with an SCR to achieve lower reagent costs and extended catalyst life.

John J. Halloran, RJM’s Vice President, Combustion & Environmental Group, notes that, “With the RJM-LT NOx reductions ranging from 25% to 90% can be achieved on fossil fuel fired units. These layers can be selectively combined to achieve specific NOx reduction targets for any given boiler. The RJM-LT results in lower capital and operating costs compared to an SCR while requiring significantly shorter plant outage time. Moreover the technology offers generating plants the option to buy the NOx reduction level they need. These savings can lead to significant cash flow reduction for power generators to achieve compliance.”

The proprietary fifth layer of the RJM-LT System, the Absolute Compliance layer (RJM-AC) involves amine reagent injection in the primary combustion zone. The reagent uses combustion turbulence for complete dispersion and targets specific zones where optimum chemical kinetics achieve maximum NOx reduction. This reduction in the fuel-rich zones within the furnace was first developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Reaction Engineering International (REI) for cyclone firing and was demonstrated with RJM Corporation at Conectiv’s B.L. England Station.

About RJM Corporation

Since the company’s inception in 1977, the RJM name has become synonymous with the “new thinking” behind innovative energy technologies. RJM’s engineers lead the field, offering some of the most effective technologies available today for reducing NOx emissions from fossil fuel fired boilers. Over the years RJM has saved its clients millions of dollars in expensive alternative technologies and precious outage time.

RJM Corporation’s initial focus on combustion and emissions control engineering for utility and industrial boilers created a reputation for introducing breakthrough technologies.

RJM was first with burner add-ons for NOx emission control; first with practical low NOx fuel oil atomizers for tangential-fired utility and industrial boilers; first with front-end NOx tempering systems; and first with second-generation NOx emission control technologies.

With its new NOx reduction ARIS Technology for diesel and natural gas engines, RJM’s spectrum of innovative energy technologies continues to lead the way. In 2001, RJM announced the opening of it’s International Division in Winchester, UK. Additional information can be found at http://www.rjm.com.