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High Efficiency, JP-8 Fueled Refrigeration Cycles for Shelter Air Conditioning

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
94816
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O09B-002-4001
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09T002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
1000 A Pannell Street Columbia, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Efficiency, JP-8 Fueled Refrigeration Cycles for Shelter Air Conditioning
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-10-M-0055
Award Amount: $99,650.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed JP-8 powered cooling technology was co-invented by ThermAvant Technologies, LLC and the University of Columbia-Missouri (MU). The technology is based on the ejector cooling cycle and has the following unique features: thermodynamically and fluid dynamically optimal working fluids for increased high heat transfer and reduced entropy generation; low-shock loss, momentum conserving ejectors designed specifically for the selected working fluids; rotational flow mixing chamber for increased refrigerant entrainment and improved heat transfer; and ultra-low thermal resistance evaporators to minimize superheat between working fluids and heat sources. This novel heat actuated cooling technology will enable the Department of Defense to reduce its fuel consumption of environmental control units in military shelter units by directly converting the thermal energy of JP-8 fuel into useful cooling without the need of expensive, inefficent electricity generation which powers existing environmental control units. If successful, this Phase I research project will lead to the development of heat driven air conditioners and chillers for military and commercial applications that can operate in extreme high temperature environments. 100% of the work will be performed in Columbia, MO by ThermAvant and MU.

Principal Investigator:

Joe Boswell
President
8884157306
joe.boswell@thermavant.com

Business Contact:

Joe Boswell
President
8884157306
joe.boswell@thermavant.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
1000 A Pannell Street Columbia, MO 65201

EIN/Tax ID: 261248850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Dept of Mech & Aerospace Engrg
Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: Hongbin Ma
Contact Phone: 5738845944