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Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Speed Centrifugal Blower

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72284
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78600S05-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
49 West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Speed Centrifugal Blower
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84210
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

78600S The efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells can be increased by anode gas recycling. Therefore, in this project, a motor driven, high-temperature Anode Gas Recyle Centrifugal Blower will be designed, built, and demonstrated. A high-speed direct drive motor, combined with foil gas bearing technology, will result in a low cost, efficient, small, oil-free, and reliable blower. The approach will overcome the technical and economic issues that currently prevent motor driven blowers from being used. In Phase I, a breadboard blower will be designed, built, and demonstrated. In Phase II, a custom designed blower will be developed and demonstrated in an actual solid oxide fuel cell system.

Principal Investigator:

Giri Agrawal
Dr.
8607261204
agragiri@aol.com

Business Contact:

Giri Agrawal
Dr.
8607261204
agragiri@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

R&d Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road Bloomfield, CT 06095

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