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Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Temperature Cathode Recycle Blower

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89861
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
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: 2008
Title: Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Temperature Cathode Recycle Blower
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85020
Award Amount: $99,914.00
 

Abstract:

Large coal-fueled, central power generation plants based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology can increase their overall efficiency by recycling a portion of the high temperature (e.g., 800-850°C) cathode air effluent back to the incoming cathode air stream. This project will develop a Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Temperature Cathode Recycle Blower to meet the needs of a nominal 5MWe SOFC-based proof-of-concept system. The proposed blower will be highly reliable and will have low cost. It will be efficient, high temperature capable, maintenance free, and oil contamination free. In Phase I, the blower will be designed to meet the specification of a SOFC manufacturer. In Phase II, the blower will be manufactured and tested in an actual fuel cell system. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new blower should improve the efficiency of SOFC-based, coal-fueled power generating stations, thereby reducing dependency on imported energy and lowering emissions.

Principal Investigator:

Giri Agrawal
Dr.
8607261204
agragiri@rddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Burr
Mr.
8607261204
dennisb@rddynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

R&d Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road Bloomfield, CT 06002

EIN/Tax ID: 061302163
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No