Patents by Inventor Glen D. Jukkola

Glen D. Jukkola has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9644840
    Abstract: A gas treatment plant (3) for treating an industrial waste gas comprising carbon dioxide comprises an oxyfuel boiler (100) and a pipe (109; 122; 180) arranged for forwarding the industrial waste gas to the oxyfuel boiler (100) and injecting the industrial waste gas into the oxyfuel boiler (100) to participate in the combustion process occurring in the boiler (100) to cause oxidation of at least a portion of the content of at least one oxidizable substance of the industrial waste gas. The gas treatment plant (3) further comprises a gas cleaning system (108), and a pipe (126) for forwarding a carbon dioxide rich flue gas generated in the boiler (100) to the gas cleaning system (108) for being cleaned therein, such that an at least partly cleaned carbon dioxide rich flue gas is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Koss, Glen D. Jukkola
  • Patent number: 9617087
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solids flow control valve comprising a standpipe; a shoe; and a transport pipe; wherein the standpipe is in operative communication with the shoe and lies upstream of the shoe; the standpipe comprising a first end and a second end, where the first end is in contact with a source that contains disposable solids and the second end is in fluid contact with the shoe; the shoe being operative to restrict the flow of the disposable solids; the transport pipe being disposed downstream of the shoe to receive and transport the solids from the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Bard C. Teigen
  • Patent number: 9557115
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an orifice plate comprising one or more plates having orifices disposed therein; the orifices being operative to permit the flow of solids from a moving bed heat exchanger to a solids flow control system; where the orifice plate is downstream of a tube bundle of the moving bed heat exchanger and upstream of the solids flow control system and wherein the orifice plate is operative to evenly distribute the flow of solids in the solids flow control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Bard C. Teigen
  • Patent number: 9550680
    Abstract: A chemical looping system that contains an oxidizer and a reducer is in fluid communication with a gas purification unit. The gas purification unit has at least one compressor, at least one dryer; and at least one distillation purification system; where the gas purification unit is operative to separate carbon dioxide from other contaminants present in the flue gas stream; and where the gas purification unit is operative to recycle the contaminants to the chemical looping system in the form of a vent gas that provides lift for reactants in the reducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Herbert E. Andrus, Jr., Glen D. Jukkola, Paul R. Thibeault, Gregory N. Liljedahl
  • Patent number: 9163829
    Abstract: A moving bed heat exchanger (155) includes a vessel having an upper portion (200), a lower portion (210) with a floor (272) including a discharge opening therein, and an intermediate portion (205). The vessel directs a gravity flow of hot ash particles (140) received thereby from the upper portion (200) through the intermediate portion (205) to the floor (272) of the lower portion (210) of the vessel, where the hot ash particles (140) are collected. Tubes in the intermediate portion (205) of the vessel direct a flow of working fluid in a direction substantially orthogonal to the direction of the gravity flow of the hot ash particles (140) through the intermediate portion (205) of the vessel such that heat from the hot ash particles (140) is transferred to the working fluid thereby cooling the hot ash particles (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Robert V. Jacobs, Glen D. Jukkola, George D. Mylchreest, Bard C. Teigen, Richard E. Waryasz, Laurie Ferguson, John E. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140377158
    Abstract: A chemical looping system that contains an oxidizer and a reducer is in fluid communication with a gas purification unit. The gas purification unit has at least one compressor, at least one dryer; and at least one distillation purification system; where the gas purification unit is operative to separate carbon dioxide from other contaminants present in the flue gas stream; and where the gas purification unit is operative to recycle the contaminants to the chemical looping system in the form of a vent gas that provides lift for reactants in the reducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert E. Andrus, JR., Glen D. Jukkola, Paul R. Thibeault, Gregory N. Liljedahl
  • Patent number: 8695514
    Abstract: An air infiltration abatement system (300) for a power plant (10) includes a recirculated flue gas source (175), a recirculated flue gas supply line (310) connected to the recirculated flue gas source (175) and a power plant component. The power plant component has a leakage area in fluid communication with the recirculated flue gas supply line (310). The recirculated flue gas source (175) receives a combustion flue gas (75) from an oxygen fired boiler (20) of the power plant (10), and provides the combustion flue gas (75) to the recirculated flue gas supply line (310). The recirculated flue gas supply line (310) supplies the combustion flue gas (75) as a recirculated flue gas (330) to the oxygen fired boiler (20) via the leakage area of the power plant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Gregory N. Liljedahl, Nsakala Ya Nsakala, Mark Palkes
  • Publication number: 20140080071
    Abstract: A gas treatment plant (3) for treating an industrial waste gas comprising carbon dioxide comprises an oxyfuel boiler (100) and a pipe (109; 122; 180) arranged for forwarding the industrial waste gas to the oxyfuel boiler (100) and injecting the industrial waste gas into the oxyfuel boiler (100) to participate in the combustion process occurring in the boiler (100) to cause oxidation of at least a portion of the content of at least one oxidizable substance of the industrial waste gas. The gas treatment plant (3) further comprises a gas cleaning system (108), and a pipe (126) for forwarding a carbon dioxide rich flue gas generated in the boiler (100) to the gas cleaning system (108) for being cleaned therein, such that an at least partly cleaned carbon dioxide rich flue gas is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Ulrich Koss, Glen D. Jukkola
  • Publication number: 20140065559
    Abstract: A pressurized oxy-combustion circulating fluidized bed power plant having a circulating fluidized bed boiler is provided. A combustion chamber of the boiler is in fluid communication with a separator and configured so that solids produced during combustion enter the separator. The power plant further includes an air separation unit that is in fluid communication with the combustion chamber. The air separation unit is configured to supply substantially pure oxygen to the combustion chamber at a pressure greater than 1 bar. An external heat exchanger is in fluid communication with the separator and in fluid communication with the combustion chamber. The external heat exchanger is configured so that a portion of the solids received in the separator pass through the external heat exchanger and transfer heat to a working fluid, after which the solids are returned to the combustion chamber to moderate or control the temperature in the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Glen D. Jukkola
  • Patent number: 8307821
    Abstract: A continuous moving bed solar steam generation and storage system is provided to generate steam for production processes after loss or reduction of received solar energy. The system includes a receiver 10 that receives a flowing stream of particulate material 30 that absorbs solar radiant energy 15 as it passes through beams of the energy 15 received from collectors 14. The heated stream of material 30 passes into a first chamber 40 to heat a tube bundle 42 therein. Heat from the particulate material 30 is transferred to the bundle 42, evaporating the water to generate, reheat (RH) and/or superheat (SH) steam 46. The cooled material 30 passes to a second chamber 60. The material 30 is drained from the second chamber 60 and carried to a cyclone 80 in the receiver 10. The material 30 drains from the cyclone 80 to complete the flow cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Mark Palkes, Bard C. Teigen
  • Publication number: 20120125240
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing an amount of energy utilized by a carbon dioxide capture system. The method includes providing a fuel and a feed stream to a combustion system. The feed stream includes oxygen and a portion of a flue gas stream generated upon combustion of the fuel. The method also includes subjecting the flue gas stream to a carbon dioxide capture system to remove carbon dioxide therefrom, measuring a concentration of oxygen present in the feed stream, and selectively adjusting an amount of the flue gas stream included in the feed stream based on the measured concentration of oxygen in the feed stream. The selective adjustment is performed such that the feed stream maintains an oxygen concentration in a range of between about 10% to 90% by volume and the carbon dioxide capture system operates at an energy load between 1.4 GJ/ton of carbon dioxide and 3.0 GJ/ton of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Nareshkumar B. Handagama, Glen D. Jukkola, Frank M. Kluger, Rasesh R. Kotdawala, Carl H. Neuschaefer, Allen M. Pfeffer, Vikram Shabde
  • Publication number: 20120129113
    Abstract: A method for managing an amount of energy utilized by a carbon dioxide capture system that includes providing a fuel and a feed stream including oxygen to a combustion system. The feed stream includes a portion of a flue gas stream generated upon combustion of the fuel in the combustion system. The flue gas stream is subjected to a carbon dioxide capture system to remove carbon dioxide therefrom and an amount of at least one of an oxygen stream or the portion of the flue gas stream introduced to the feed stream is adjusted such that the feed stream maintains an oxygen concentration in a range of between 10% to 90% by volume and the carbon dioxide capture system operates at an energy load between about 1.4 GJ/ton of carbon dioxide and about 3.0 GJ/ton of carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Nareshkumar B. Handagama, Glen D. Jukkola, Frank M. Kluger, Rasesh R. Kotdawala, Gregory N. Liljedahl, Allen M. Pfeffer, Wei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120111535
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an orifice plate comprising one or more plates having orifices disposed therein; the orifices being operative to permit the flow of solids from a moving bed heat exchanger to a solids flow control system; where the orifice plate is downstream of a tube bundle of the moving bed heat exchanger and upstream of the solids flow control system and wherein the orifice plate is operative to evenly distribute the flow of solids in the solids flow control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Bard C. Teigen
  • Publication number: 20120111243
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solids flow control valve comprising a standpipe; a shoe; and a transport pipe; wherein the standpipe is in operative communication with the shoe and lies upstream of the shoe; the standpipe comprising a first end and a second end, where the first end is in contact with a source that contains disposable solids and the second end is in fluid contact with the shoe; the shoe being operative to restrict the flow of the disposable solids; the transport pipe being disposed downstream of the shoe to receive and transport the solids from the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Bard C. Teigen
  • Patent number: 7896951
    Abstract: A system for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from gasses generated in burning fossil fuel, includes a vessel, separator and reheater. The upper portion of the vessel receives downward flowing, first type solid particles capable of absorbing heat from upward flowing gasses and second type solid particles capable of capturing carbon dioxide from the gasses. The separator separates the second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide from the gasses discharged from the first vessel discharge, and directs the separated second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide to a separator discharge. The reheater directs the first type solid particles and the second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide in a downwardly flow to a first reheater discharge, such that heat from the first type solid particles causes the captured carbon dioxide to be released from the second type solid particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Herbert E. Andrus, Jr., Glen D. Jukkola, Michael S. McCartney
  • Publication number: 20100288172
    Abstract: An air infiltration abatement system (300) for a power plant (10) includes a recirculated flue gas source (175), a recirculated flue gas supply line (310) connected to the recirculated flue gas source (175) and a power plant component. The power plant component has a leakage area in fluid communication with the recirculated flue gas supply line (310). The recirculated flue gas source (175) receives a combustion flue gas (75) from an oxygen fired boiler (20) of the power plant (10), and provides the combustion flue gas (75) to the recirculated flue gas supply line (310). The recirculated flue gas supply line (310) supplies the combustion flue gas (75) as a recirculated flue gas (330) to the oxygen fired boiler (20) via the leakage area of the power plant component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Gregory N. Liljedahl, Nsakala Ya Nsakala, Mark Palkes
  • Publication number: 20100289223
    Abstract: A heat exchanger 500 for transferring heat between a first gas flow 28, such as flue gases, and a second gas flow 34, such as air or oxygen, includes a housing 514 having a first inlet plenum 520 for receiving the first gas flow 28, a first outlet plenum 522 for discharging the first gas flow 28, a second inlet plenum 526 for receiving the second gas flow 34, and a second outlet plenum 528 for discharging the second gas flow 34. The heat exchanger 500 further includes heat exchange elements 512 disposed within the housing 514. Radial seals 224, 226, 228, 230 are disposed between the housing 514 and the heating elements 512 that define a radial plenum 535, 536. Axial seals 220, 222 are further disposed between the housing 514 and the heating elements 512 to define an axial plenum 530. A third gas flow, such as recirculated flue gas, is provided in the radial plenum 535, 536 and the axial plenum 530 to reduce the leakage between the first gas flow 28 and the second gas flow 34.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: James W. Birmingham, Glen D. Jukkola, Aku P. Rainio
  • Publication number: 20090277443
    Abstract: A continuous moving bed solar steam generation and storage system is provided to generate steam for production processes after loss or reduction of received solar energy. The system includes a receiver 10 that receives a flowing stream of particulate material 30 that absorbs solar radiant energy 15 as it passes through beams of the energy 15 received from collectors 14. The heated stream of material 30 passes into a first chamber 40 to heat a tube bundle 42 therein. Heat from the particulate material 30 is transferred to the bundle 42, evaporating the water to generate, reheat (RH) and/or superheat (SH) steam 46. The cooled material 30 passes to a second chamber 60. The material 30 is drained from the second chamber 60 and carried to a cyclone 80 in the receiver 10. The material 30 drains from the cyclone 80 to complete the flow cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Glen D. Jukkola, Mark Palkes, Bard C. Teigen
  • Publication number: 20090205492
    Abstract: A system for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from gasses generated in burning fossil fuel, includes a vessel, separator and reheater. The upper portion of the vessel receives downward flowing, first type solid particles capable of absorbing heat from upward flowing gasses and second type solid particles capable of capturing carbon dioxide from the gasses. The separator separates the second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide from the gasses discharged from the first vessel discharge, and directs the separated second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide to a separator discharge. The reheater directs the first type solid particles and the second type solid particles with the captured carbon dioxide in a downwardly flow to a first reheater discharge, such that heat from the first type solid particles causes the captured carbon dioxide to be released from the second type solid particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Herbert E. Andrus, JR., Glen D. Jukkola, Michael S. McCartney
  • Publication number: 20090151902
    Abstract: A moving bed heat exchanger (155) includes a vessel having an upper portion (200), a lower portion (210) with a floor (272) including a discharge opening therein, and an intermediate portion (205). The vessel directs a gravity flow of hot ash particles (140) received thereby from the upper portion (200) through the intermediate portion (205) to the floor (272) of the lower portion (210) of the vessel, where the hot ash particles (140) are collected. Tubes in the intermediate portion (205) of the vessel direct a flow of working fluid in a direction substantially orthogonal to the direction of the gravity flow of the hot ash particles (140) through the intermediate portion (205) of the vessel such that heat from the hot ash particles (140) is transferred to the working fluid thereby cooling the hot ash particles (140).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Robert V. Jacobs, Glen D. Jukkola, George D. Mylchreest, Bard C. Teigen, Richard E. Waryasz, John E. Ferguson, Laurie Ferguson