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STTR Phase I: Condensing Ejector for Second-Step Compression in Reversed…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80142
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Magnetic Development, Inc.
68 Winterhill Rd. Madison, CT 06443 1939
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Condensing Ejector for Second-Step Compression in Reversed Rankine Cycle
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610613
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is the research and analysis of critical two-phase flow in condensing ejectors.. This proposal takes a novel and broad-based approach to analyzing the two-phase flow processes and brings about the possibility of substantial improvement in design methodology for various components of energy systems. In particular, the application of critical two-phase flow devices will lead to development of more efficient thermodynamic cycles for refrigeration and A/C and in the future possibly also for propulsion and energy production. Use of a condensing ejector as a second step compression in a reverse-Rankine thermodynamic model has demonstrated that by using, the efficiency of vapor compression refrigeration cycle can be improved by as much as 40%. Considering $40 Bln per year spent for refrigeration and A/C in US, this can translate into an annual savings of $8 Bln even if only half of this efficiency improvement is realized in practice.

Principal Investigator:

Mark J. Bergander
Mr
2034213562
mjb1000@aol.com

Business Contact:

Mark J. Bergander
2034213562
mjb1000@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MDI
68 Winterhill Road Madison, CT 06443

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of MA Amherst
Box 33285
Amherst, MA 01003
Contact: David P. Schmidt
Contact Phone: (413) 545-1393
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university