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Third Party Verification

APT's technology testing was conducted over the last seventeen years at an overall cost in the tens of millions. The following table contains select data from tests that are important elements in APT regulatory and commercial efforts.


Diesel Oil Emulsion

Testing Agency/ Regulatory Agency

Application

Approximate Water Content

Summary Results

Supplementary Info

California Air Resources Board

Heavy-duty diesel engine

15%

Simultaneous reductions of PM & NOx

Figures 1a & 1b

Southwest Research Institute

Heavy-duty diesel engine

15% and less

50% PM reductions available with low water

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Southwest Research Institute

Heavy-duty diesel engine with diesel oxidative catalysts

15% and less

Synergistic benefits between technologies

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International Oil Company

Heavy-duty diesel engines

13%

Life cycle reduction of  CO2 calculation

Figure 2

Environmental Protection Agency

Fire-tube industrial boiler

30%

Dramatic reductions of NOx and excess O2

Figures 3a & 3b

Tennessee Valley Authority

Combustion turbine

30%

Increase energy output and reduced emissions

Figures 4a & 4b

 

Emulsified Biodiesel

Testing Agency/ Regulatory Agency

Application

Approximate Water Content

Summary Results

Supplementary Info

Southwest Research Institute

Heavy-duty diesel engine

15% and less

Eliminates NOx increase

Figure 5a

Southwest Research Institute

Heavy-duty diesel engine diesel oxidative catalysts

15% and less

Reductions competitive to best-available-technology

Figures 5b to 5g

 

Fuel Oil Emulsion

Testing Agency/ Regulatory Agency

Application

Approximate Water Content

Summary Results

Supplementary Info

Energy and Environmental Research Corp.

Test boiler with reburn capability

30%

Dramatic NOx reductions with coal

Figure 6

Commercial Beta Site

Fire-tube industrial boilers

8%

Net improvement in boiler efficiency

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Utility Company Demonstration

82 MW water-tube boiler

25%

Further NOx reduction on low NOx burner

Figure 7

 

Residual Oil Emulsion

Testing Agency/ Regulatory Agency

Application

Approximate Water Content

Summary Results

Supplementary Info

ASTM Testing

Various residues as feedstock

27% to 33%

Viscosities equal to heavy fuel oil

Figure 8

University of Utah

Test boiler

30%

Comparable boiler efficiency

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Enel SpA

Boiler simulator

30%

Pumps and combusts similar to heavy fuel oil

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Commercial Test Site

Fire-tube industrial boiler

30%

Operating parameters within in targets

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