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LUBRICANTS AND POLYMERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4108
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4108
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MARTEK BIOSCIENCE CORPORATION
6480 DOBBIN RD COLUMBIA, MD 21045
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: LUBRICANTS AND POLYMERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,931.00
 

Abstract:

PERDEUTERATED SYNTHETIC OILS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN SHOWN TO EXHIBIT EXCEPTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS IN TERMS OF STABILITY TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND OXIDIZING ENVIRONMENTS. IN SPITE OF THESE ADVANTAGES, THE HIGH COSTS OF CHEMICAL PERDEUTERATION HAVE RESTRICTED THE USE OF THESE COMPOUNDS TO CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH INSTRUMENT "DOWN-TIME" DUE TO LUBRICANT FAILURE IS VERY COSTLY OR A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE FEASIBILITY OF A BIOTECHNOLOGICAL METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF PERDEUTERATED OILS. THE OLEOGENIC MICROALGA NEOCHLORIS OLEOABUNDANS WILL BE GROWN AUTOTROPHICALLY IN DEUTERIUM OXIDE.THE PERDEUTERATED BIO-OIL EXTRACTED FROM THESE ALGAE WILL BE USED AS A FEEDSTOCK FOR THE CHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF A PERDEUTERATED POLYOL ESTER LUBRICANT (PENTAERYTHRITOL TETRANONANOATE) AND A PERDEUTERATED POLYAMIDE, (NYLON-9). WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE REDUCED COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DIODEUTERATION BY GROWTH OF OLEOGENIC MICROALGAE IN D20 COULD REDUCE THE COST (THEREBY INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY) OF THESE LUBRICANTS AND POLYMERS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr david j kyle
3014902566

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Martek Corp
9115 Guilford Rd Columbia, MD 21046

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