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ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
5789
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5789
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5600 WOBURN, MA 01801-1651
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,352.00
 

Abstract:

THE EDHP, USP 4,593,534 IS AN ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP. THE EDHP IS A SPIN-OFF OF SPACE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY. SPECIFICALLY, SUPPLYING POWER TO THE EDHP PUMPS A UNIQUE WORKING FLUID THROUGH A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM. THE EDHP'S ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR REPLACES THE MECHANICAL COMPRESSOR IN A CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EDHP AND CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM IS THAT THE EDHP'S ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR CAN BE BUILT IN CAPACITIES FROM LESS THAT A WATT TO MEGAWATTS. IT CAN ALSO PUMP LIQUIDS AS WELL AS GASES. THE FIRST EDHP PROTOTYPE WAS BUILT AND SUCCESSFULLY TESTED BY ELECTROCHEM IN MID 1985. IN OUR ONGOINGS, INDUSTRIALLY SPONSORED PROGRAMS WE HAVE SHOWN THAT THE EDHP CAN PUMP AMMONIA. WE BELIEVE THAT MAJOR ADVANCES OVER CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY MAY BE ATTAINABLE THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE EDHP TO ELECTRONIC COOLING. THE EDHP HAS POTENTIAL COST, WEIGHT, SIZE, NOISE AND SIMPLICITY ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

David p bloomfield
6175426352

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electrochem Inc
Po Box 1189 Boston, MA 02117

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