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Improved Batteries for Ventricular Assist Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22325
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22325
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fuelcell Energy, Inc.
3 Great Pasture Rd. Danbury, CT 06813-1305
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Improved Batteries for Ventricular Assist Systems
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $677,389.00
 

Abstract:

Recent component technology innovations will be combined with new materials available to significantly improve the energy density and cycle life of sealed rechargeable nickel-zinc prismatic batteries. The zinc electrode has long been recognized as having a high energy density, but the nickel-zinc system has been limited in life by separators which require electrolyte concentrations. Electrolyte concentrations are not optimum for electrode perfor- mance because of solubility and replating of zinc to form treeing (and consequent shorting) and shape change. The objective of the proposed program is to demonstrate the feasibility of the battery with improvements in separator, electrolyte concentration, and positive active material density, and to reach goals of performance which will provide a battery of cells that conveniently fit in a belt or vest and can provide sufficient energy for ventricular assist.

Principal Investigator:

Elio Ferreira
2037921460

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Research Corp.
3 Great Pasture Road Danbury, CT 06813

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