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NOVEL HIGH EFFICIENCY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR UTILITY AND OTHER ENGINES

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18774
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18774
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: NOVEL HIGH EFFICIENCY CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR UTILITY AND OTHER ENGINES
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $149,850.00
 

Abstract:

THE THIRTEEN MILLION TWO AND FOUR STROKE GASOLINE UTILITY ENGINES SOLD IN THE U.S EACH YEAR ARE A MAJOR SOURCH OF TOTAL U.S. AIR EMISSIONS. THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD ESTIMATES THAT THESE RICH-BURNING UTILITY ENGINES CONTRIBUTE FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL STATEWIDE MOBILE SOURCES HYDROCARBONS AND FOUR PERCENT OF TOTAL STATEWIDE MOBILE SOURCES CARBON MONOXIDE. SIMILAR LEVELS MAY BE EXPECTED NATIONWIDE. PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC. PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE VERY HIGH EFFICIENCY APPROACH TO EXHAUST CLEAN-UP WHICH, INCORPORATED INTO A TWO OR FOUR STROKE UTILITY ENGINE, WILL INEXPENSIVELY DESTROY MOST OF THESE EMISSIONS. SUCH A TECHNOLOGY WOULD PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE MEANS TO ACHIEVE A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN AIR QUALITY. PHASE I WILL BUILD CATALYTIC SYSTEMS FOR TEST ON A SUITABLE FOUR STROKE ENGINE AND A SUITABLE TWO STROKE. HC, CO AND NOX WILL BE MEASURED, AS WELL AS SYSTEM PERFORMANCE FACTORS SUCH AS VARIOUS TEMPERATURES AND NOISE. IN PHASE II, A MANUFACTURABLE PROTOTYPE WILL BE DEVELOPED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William C Pfefferle
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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