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A MICROWAVE VACUUM CLOTHES DRYER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14435
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14435
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GENESIS LABORATORIES, INC
10122 NE FRONTAGE RD Wellington, CO 80549 1703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A MICROWAVE VACUUM CLOTHES DRYER
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT MICROWAVE CLOTHES DRYER IS BEING DEVELOPED. A SPECIAL PROCESS FOR MOISTURE REMOVAL IS BEING UTILIZED THAT DRIES MICROWAVE-HEATED CLOTHES RAPIDLY AND CONSUMES RELATIVELY LITTLE ENERGY. AN ADDED BENEFIT OF THE PROCESS IS THAT SENSITIVE FABRICS, INCLUDING WOOL, CAN BE SAFELY AND RAPIDLY MACHINE-DRIED. PRELIMINARY CALCULATIONS SHOW THAT THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE NEW DRYER MAY BE LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF CONVENTIONAL ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYERS. LARGE INCREASES IN DRYING SPEED, WHEN COMPARED TO THE SPEED OF CONVENTIONAL DRYERS, HAVE ALSO BEEN INDICATED BY THE CALCULATIONS. DURING PHASE I OF THE PROJECT, AN EXPERIMENTAL DRYER IS BEING FABRICATED TO TEST THE CONCEPT AND INVESTIGATE DESIGN PROBLEMS. THE PRIMARY GOAL OF PHASE I IS TO DEMONSTRATE THEENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE CLOTHES DRYER. IF SUCCESSFUL, AN ENGINEERING PROTOTYPE IS TO BE FABRICATED AND TESTED DURING PHASE II OF THE PROJECT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Thomas L. Owens
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


7088791112
Small Business Information at Submission:

Genesis Research
631 Sylvan Court Batavia, IL 60510

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