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Phase Stabilization of Ammonium Nitrate for Evironmentally Conscious…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25847
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25847
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHASEX CORP.
360 Merrimack Street Lawrence, MA 01843
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Phase Stabilization of Ammonium Nitrate for Evironmentally Conscious Propellants: Gas Anti-Solvent Recrystallization
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,000.00
 

Abstract:

Combustion of propellants containing metal oxide phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (AN) prodeces environmentally detrimental by-products. It is proposed to develop non-metal phase stabilized AN for use in GAP binder formulations by employing a process developed by Phasex for habit modification of other explosives: gas anti-solvent (GAS) recrystallization. Utilization of this process will result in the incorporation of selected phase stabilizers directly into the AN crystal. Relevant background information and previous results are detailed in this proposal which demonstrate the likelihood for success of a Phase I effort. Methodology of stabilizer selection and several recommended candidates are presented. An option task is provided for carrying out the preparation of GAP/AN formulations and for conducting a preliminary economic evaluation which will establish the merits of a Phase II program.

Principal Investigator:

Paula M. Wetmore
5087948686

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Phasex Corp
287 Emerson Road Lexington, MA 02173

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