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SBIR Phase I: Innovative Two-Phase High-Heat-Flox Heat Exchanger

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79445
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610991
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Innovative Two-Phase High-Heat-Flox Heat Exchanger
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610991
Award Amount: $99,917.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project amis to experimentally validate the theory that similar heat exchangers can produce saturated two-phase flows with superior heat transfer. Initial experiments confirm that metastable two-phase fluids can produce heat transfer coefficients 40-70% greater than single-phase fluids at the same flow rate and have the potential to dissipate heat flux values in excess of 1000 W/cm2. Empirical correlations will be developed so that optimized heat exchangers capable of dissipating high heat flux values can be designed and commercially produced. The proposed technology, if successful, will find commercial applications in the power electronics, lasers, power generation, fuel cell, and automotive industries.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory S. Cole
Mr
3216313550
gsc@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Robert P. Scaringe
Mr
3216313550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engr Corp
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

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