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IMPROVED FORMULATION OF FIRE FIGHTING AGENTS FOR HYDROCARBON FUEL FIRES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19829
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19829
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IMPROVED FORMULATION OF FIRE FIGHTING AGENTS FOR HYDROCARBON FUEL FIRES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,966.00
 

Abstract:

Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is a superior agent for extinguishing hydrocarbon fuel fires. The very elements that contribute to its extinguishing proficiency result in undesirable environmental effects. Since the extinguishment mechanism is not well understood, the Phase I effort will focus on developing governing equations which may be used to predict foam performance on hydrocarbon liquids. This work would then be the basis for fabricating small-scale test apparatus and investigating candidate agents in Phase II. Alternative surfactant and stabilizer compunds which are environmentally benign will be identified in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher P. Hanauska
3015962190

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hughes Associates, Inc.
6770 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 125 Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No