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CATALYTIC LEAN BURN GASOLINE ENGINE

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14795
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14795
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road North Haven, CT 06473-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CATALYTIC LEAN BURN GASOLINE ENGINE
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC., PROPOSES TO EXPLORE CATALYTIC COATINGS ON THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER WALLS OF SMALL UTILITY ENGINES IN A CONTINUING MODIFICATION OF SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES SO THAT ULTIMATELY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE AT TRULY LEAN FUEL/AIR RATIOS FAVORING LOW HC, CO, AND NOX EMISSIONS. THE CURRENT SIMPLICITY OF THESE ENGINES OFFERS SOME GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS APPROACH TO SUCCEED. A SPINOFF BENEFIT WOULD LIKELY BE TECHNOLOGY TO SIMILARLY MODIFY THE MORE-COMPLEX AUTOMOTIVE OTTO-CYCLE ENGINE BY COMPILING RESEARCH DATA ON THE EFFECT OF CATALYTIC SURFACES ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS. IN PHASE I, SMALL ENGINE TESTING IN A WELL-INSTRUMENTED ENGINE TEST CELL WILL EXPLORE THIS CATALYTIC LEAN BURN CONCEPT ON A FOUR-STROKE ENGINE. IN PHASE II, THE CONCEPT WOULD BE CARRIED FORWARD TO ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC., PROPOSES TO EXPLORE CATALYTIC COATINGS ON THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER WALLS OF SMALL UTILITY ENGINES IN A CONTINUING MODIFICATION OF SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES SO THAT ULTIMATELY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE AT TRULY LEAN FUEL/AIR RATIOS FAVORING LOW HC, CO, AND NOX EMISSIONS. THE CURRENT SIMPLICITY OF THESE ENGINES OFFERS SOME GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS APPROACH TO SUCCEED. A SPINOFF BENEFIT WOULD LIKELY BE TECHNOLOGY TO SIMILARLY MODIFY THE MORE-COMPLEX AUTOMOTIVE OTTO-CYCLE ENGINE BY COMPILING RESEARCH DATA ON THE EFFECT OF CATALYTIC SURFACES ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS. IN PHASE I, SMALL ENGINE TESTING IN A WELL-INSTRUMENTED ENGINE TEST CELL WILL EXPLORE THIS CATALYTIC LEAN BURN CONCEPT ON A FOUR-STROKE ENGINE. IN PHASE II, THE CONCEPT WOULD BE CARRIED FORWARD TO ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC., PROPOSES TO EXPLORE CATALYTIC COATINGS ON THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER WALLS OF SMALL UTILITY ENGINES IN A CONTINUING MODIFICATION OF SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES SO THAT ULTIMATELY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE AT TRULY LEAN FUEL/AIR RATIOS FAVORING LOW HC, CO, AND NOX EMISSIONS. THE CURRENT SIMPLICITY OF THESE ENGINES OFFERS SOME GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS APPROACH TO SUCCEED. A SPINOFF BENEFIT WOULD LIKELY BE TECHNOLOGY TO SIMILARLY MODIFY THE MORE-COMPLEX AUTOMOTIVE OTTO-CYCLE ENGINE BY COMPILING RESEARCH DATA ON THE EFFECT OF CATALYTIC SURFACES ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS. IN PHASE I, SMALL ENGINE TESTING IN A WELL-INSTRUMENTED ENGINE TEST CELL WILL EXPLORE THIS CATALYTIC LEAN BURN CONCEPT ON A FOUR-STROKE ENGINE. IN PHASE II, THE CONCEPT WOULD BE CARRIED FORWARD TO ENGINE OPTIMIZATION.

Principal Investigator:

William C Pfefferle
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


2037865215
Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion Inc.
25 Science Park New Haven, CT 06511

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