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Recover Act - Ultra-Thin Antifouling Surface Treatments for Industrial Heat…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99638
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
92666
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
10 a
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
8261 Elmwood Dr Skokie, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Recover Act - Ultra-Thin Antifouling Surface Treatments for Industrial Heat Exchangers
Agency: DOE
Contract: 02-10ER85622
Award Amount: $999,060.00
 

Abstract:

Heat exchangers are widely used in power generation, chemical production, petrochemical refining, air conditioning, automotive, aerospace, and many emerging industries including hybrid vehicles, fuel cell systems, thermal solar, and biomass processing plants. Fouling of heat exchangers is a serious and longstanding problem causing significant energy losses (0.25% of Gross National Product), premature material failures, and increased downtime/maintenance. With increased emphasis on environmental regulatory standards, such as carbon cap, energy-intensive production facilities will be required to improve energy efficiency which will impose harsher conditions for the heat exchangers, exacerbating fouling and related problems. This SBIR project is directed towards reducing or eliminating fouling through the use of a novel and innovative coating material which is an ultra-thin (no impact on heat transfer), glassy coating material and can be deposited using an environmentally-friendly, simple, and versatile process. Based on the material

Principal Investigator:

Vikram Kaul
Dr.
8474140647
vkaul@atfinet.com

Business Contact:

Sankar Sambasivan
Dr.
8474675282
Sankar@atfinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Thin Films, Inc.
1801 Maple Ave., Suite 5316 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364202347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No