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Advanced Coal Research - Sealing Systems for High Temperature SOFC

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89800
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South  Salt Lake City , UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Coal Research - Sealing Systems for High Temperature SOFC
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85202
Award Amount: $99,659.00
 

Abstract:

In planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) modules, separation of anode and cathode side gases are achieved by hermetic seals. These seals may be rigid, compressive, or compliant. However, the design of improved sealing materials must address two major challenges: (1) mechanical stability of the seals in the face of thermal cycling and (2) chemical stability with respect to the metallic interconnect. This project will use a composite glass seal to meet the thermal expansion requirements and a spray oxide coating on the interconnect to reduce the reactivity between the glass and the interconnect. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should lead to the development of viable sealing solutions for the planar SOFC modules that are preferred for their higher current density. An effective sealing solution would provide an impetus to clean and efficient energy generation.

Principal Investigator:

Niladri Dasgupta
Dr.
8017068273
ndasgupta@msrihome.com

Business Contact:

Anthony D. Decheek
Mr.
8015304987
adecheek@msrihome.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials And Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

EIN/Tax ID: 870479591
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No