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HIGH EFFICIENCY LONG LIFE CATALYTIC OXIDATION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15942
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15942
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 06473-3106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY LONG LIFE CATALYTIC OXIDATION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,322.00
 

Abstract:

PRECISION COMBUSTION IS DEVELOPING HIGHLY COMPACT AND MORE EFFECTIVE CATALYTIC METAL MONOLITH AND CATALYTIC INCINERATION TECHNOLOGY. AN EPA SBIR PHASE I PROJECT (COMPLETED 4/90) DEMONSTRATED VERY HIGH CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF EXHAUST GASES, WITH LOW AMOUNTS OF ELECTRIC HEATING CAPABLE OF PROVIDING RAPID INITIAL HEAT-UP AS WELL AS SUPPLEMENTARY HEAT ADDITION WHEN NEEDED (PHASE II PROPOSAL PENDING). A TACOM SBIR PHASE I PROJECT USED A SIMILAR PROTOTYPE FOR DIESEL IGNITION, SHOWING RAPID IGNITION OF VERY COLD FLOWING FUEL/AIR MIXTURES USING LOW LEVELS OF ELECTRIC POWER (PHASE II PROJECT TO START 9/90). AT HIGHER TEMPERATURE, AN NSF SBIR PHASE I DEMONSTRATED VERY HIGH DESTRUCTION (BEYOND DETECTOR LIMITS) IN CATALYTIC INCINERATION OF METHYL CHLORIDE IN ETHANE; MODELING ESTIMATED ACTUAL DESTRUCTION OF AT EIGHT TO FIFTEEN NINES (PHASE II PROJECT TO START FALL 1990). WE PROPOSE ADAPTING THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE A SUPERIOR, HIGHLY COMPACT AND DURABLE CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR MEETING ARMY HELICOPTER BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL PROTECTION OBJECTIES. IN PHASE I, WE WILL BUILD A PROTOTYPE, OPERATE WITH A SIMULANT, AND CHARACTERIZE THE SYSTEM. DEMONSTRATING HIGH DESTRUCTION EFFECTIVENESS AND EXPLORING TRADE-OFFS WHILE PROVIDING A PRELIMINARY SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William C Pfefferle
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Precision Combustion Inc
25 Science Pk New Haven, CT 06511

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