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ENHANCED PARTICLE REMOVAL FROM LIQUIDS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21744
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21744
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynaflow, Inc.
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd. Jessup, MD 20794-9381
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: ENHANCED PARTICLE REMOVAL FROM LIQUIDS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

INNOVATIVE CENCEPTS TO GREATLY INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY OF PARTICLE REMOVAL FROM LIQUID EFFLUENT AND PROCESS STREAMS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. THE DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERSTANDING OF EFFICIENT PARTICLE REMOVAL TECHNIQUES IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO A BROAD SPECTRUM OF MANUFACTURING AND PROCESS INDUSTRIES DUE TO SOPHISTICATED OPERATIONS, GLOBAL COMPETITION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. THE FEASIBILITY OF CONCEPTS TO IMPROVE CONVENTIONAL PARTICLE REMOVAL PERFORMANCE OF CROSS-FLOW FILTRATION IS BEING INVESTIGATED AND THE IMPROVEMENTS QUANTIFIED. A PREDICTIVE MECHANISTIC MODEL IS BEING DEVELOPED TO GUIDE EXPERIMENTS. THE CONCEPT COMBINES FEATURES OF CYCLONE SEPARATION, PERIODIC FLOW INTERRUPTION, AND CROSS-FLOW FILTRATION; AND RESULTS IN PERIODIC SHEDDING OF THE PARTICLE LAYER BUILT UP ON THE POROUS TUBE WALL. PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS INDICATE THAT SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN FILTRATE FLUX RATES AND OPERATING TIME BETWEEN CLEANINGS ARE BEING OBTAINED WITH THESE TECHNIQUES. SUCH IMPROVEMENTS SIGNIFICANTLY CUT PARTICLE REMOVAL COSTS, INCREASING THE ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS OF OPERATIONS EMPLOYING THE TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth M Kalumuck
3016043688

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dynaflow Inc.
7210 Pindell School Rd Fulton, MD 20795

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No