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Company Information:

Company Name: Reaction Engineering International
City: Salt Lake City
State: UT
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (801) 364-6925

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,913,408.00 25
SBIR Phase II $8,178,598.00 13
STTR Phase I $340,000.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,999,999.00 3

Award List:

AN IMPROVED THERMAL SELECTIVE NONCATALYTIC NOX REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR STATIONARY SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Heap , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,612.00

AN IMPROVED THERMAL SELECTIVE NONCATALYTIC NOX REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR STATIONARY SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Heap , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Selective no reduction techniques involving the injection ofnitrogen-containing compounds, such as ammonia, to combustion products over a relatively narrow temperature range have been used for some time. systems have been installed on gas-, oil-, and coal-fired boilers, on process heaters, and on… More

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND PROCESS FOR UTILIZING WASTE TIRE-DERIVED FUEL AND RAILROAD-TIE-DERIVED FUEL IN COAL-FIRED STOKER BOILERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr N Stanley Harding
Award Amount: $74,872.00
Abstract:
The united states has a large backlog of waste tires and railroad ties, growing at a rate of approximately 240 million tires/year and 14 million railroad ties/year. these waste fuels expresent a sizable resource. currently over 80% are landfilled, constituting loss of a significant resource and… More

A LOW COST METHOD FOR REDUCING MERCURY EMISSIONS IN FOSSIL-FUEL FIRED POWER PLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Warren D Owens
Award Amount: $74,997.00
Abstract:
Recently, there has been increased environmental concern about the emissions of mercury from combustion sources in the form of metal fumes or submicron particles. naturally occurring mercuty in a fuel vaporizes during combustion and then condenses as the combustion gases cool, leading to… More

A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Sub-Model for Reacting Flow Computations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Brouwer
Award Amount: $64,962.00

SBIR PHASE I: A Detailed Model of Turbulent Mixing and Reaction for Non-Premixed Reacting Flow Computations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Marc Cremer
Award Amount: $74,997.00

METAL\FLUORITE - OXIDE CATALYST FOR EMISSIONS CONTROL DURING WASTE INCERNATION IN A CELSS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin A. Davis , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00

A Parallel Adaptive Simulation Tool for Two Phase Steady State Reacting Flows in Industrial Boilers and Furnaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael J. Bockelie , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A Parallel Adaptive Simulation Tool for Two Phase Steady State Reacting Flows in Industrial Boilers and Furnaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael J. Bockelie , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,126.00
Abstract:
40908 November 18, 1996 Reaction Engineering International This project will develop a computational tool for detailed simulations of two-phase, steady state, reacting flows in fossil fuel fired industrial boilers and furnaces. The simulation tool will… More

Energy Neutral VOC Oxidation Using a Fluorite-Catalyst/Compact Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin A. Davis
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The need to reduce ozone in urban areas has led to increased regulation for the control of the ozone precursors¿namely volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides. However, current control technologies, such as incineration and adsorption on solids, have a number of disadvantages for… More

METAL\FLUORITE - OXIDE CATALYST FOR EMISSIONS CONTROL DURING WASTE INCERNATION IN A CELSS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kevin A. Davis , Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00

DEVELOPING REDUCED CHEMICAL MECHANISMS FOR AVIATION FUELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc A. Cremer
Award Amount: $99,054.00
Abstract:
The proposed research involves the development of a strategy for simplifying detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms for aviation fuels. A detailed mechanism describing the combustion of practical aviation fuels has recently been developed, Due to the large size and complexity of this mechanism,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Swensen
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Processing and Drying of Biomass Residue for Feedstock to a Dedicated Congeneration Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Foster-Miller proposes to employ a revolutionary approach involving organic, self-assembling multilayer coatings to promote lubrication in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Such coatings would reduce the adhesive forces that lead to stiction and the frictional forces that lead to… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Heap
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Montgomery
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Advanced Intrusion Detection Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie, Vice President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP) is charged withdestroying the nation's deteriorating stockpile of highly toxic chemicalagents and munitions. This has proven to be a technically challenging,lengthy (20 year projected effort) and costly ($15 billion and increasing)endeavor.… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kerr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a computational Problem Solving Environment (PSE) for the creation, optimization, testing, and application of reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms. Inclusion of detailed chemistry into 3D simulations with… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kerr
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a computational Problem Solving Environment (PSE) for the creation, optimization, testing, and application of reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms. Inclusion of detailed chemistry into 3D simulations with… More

SBIR Phase I: A Newton-Krylov Based Solver for Modeling Finite Rate Chemistry in Reacting Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a Newton-Krylov based Computational Fluid Dynamics flow solver for simulating reacting flows that must account for finite rate chemistry. Sub-models will be included for describing the finite rate chemistry with global,… More

Scramjet Combustor Simulations using Reduced Chemical Kinetics for Practical Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc Cremer, Mgr, Engineering Analysis
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is playing an increasingly important role in U.S. industry. In the aerospace industry, where the cost of construction and operation of sub-scale and prototype units increases significantly with the increase in size andspeed of aircraft, CFD plays an important role… More

Scramjet Combustor Simulations using Reduced Chemical Kinetics for Practical Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marc Cremer, Mgr, Engineering Analysis
Award Amount: $726,481.00
Abstract:
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is playing an increasingly important role in U.S. industry. In the aerospace industry, where the cost of construction and operation of sub-scale and prototype units increases significantly with the increase in size andspeed of aircraft, CFD plays an important role… More

SBIR Phase II: A Newton-Krylov Based Solver for Modeling Finite Rate Chemistry in Reacting Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling technology that uses state-of-the-art techniques for modeling finite rate chemistry in chemically reacting turbulent flows with recently developed numerical methods for solving… More

Fuel Additives For Reduced Engine Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Montgomery, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
"Reaction Engineering International (REI) has assembled a team to develop fuel additives for reducing particulate emissions from gas-turbine engines. The primary focus is on military engines fueled by JP8 and JP5 but the additives would also be applicableto the commercial fleet of aircraft. The… More

SBIR Phase II: A Newton-Krylov Based Solver for Modeling Finite Rate Chemistry in Reacting Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling technology that uses state-of-the-art techniques for modeling finite rate chemistry in chemically reacting turbulent flows with recently developed numerical methods for solving… More

Multifunctional Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Particulate Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Montgomery, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $742,996.00
Abstract:
REI has assembled a team to develop and validate screening tools for 1) assessing different additive functionalities on soot emission, 2) relating these tools to additive performance in engines, and 3) applying the validated tools to nominate additives.This will be accomplished through the following… More

Development of¿Blast Event Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Swensen, Manager, Computational Technologies
Award Amount: $119,940.00
Abstract:
Reaction Engineering International proposes to evaluate the merit and feasibility of developing a suite of next-generation simulations tools to better predict the effects of buried explosive devices on ground vehicles. The blast and soil modeling will be performed using advanced simulation tools… More

SBIR Phase I: Multi-Environment Probability Density Function (PDF) Method for Modeling Turbulent Combustion Using Detailed Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Qing Tang, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the applicability and merit of applying the multi-environment probability density function (MEPDF) method to model turbulent combustion problems with realistic chemical kinetics within comprehensive CFD simulations of… More

Improved Kinetic Models for High Speed Combustion Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Montgomery, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Donald H. Sebastian, Sr.
Abstract:
Scramjet propulsion has the potential to power high Mach number flight without the need to carry its own oxidizer like a rocket, thus significantly reducing the flight weight of the vehicle. Numerical simulations will play an increasingly important role in the development of scramjet engines.… More

A Software Framework for Blast Event Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David A. Swensen, Manager, Computational Te
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
The development of a Blast Computational Framework (BCF) is proposed that will provide a suite of tools for performing soil bound explosion simulations and their effects on vehicles and on the human occupants of the vehicles. The BCF will provide a virtual test-bed where disparate computational… More

SBIR Phase II: Multi-Environment Probability Density Function (PDF) Method for Modeling Turbulent Combustion Using Detailed Chemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Qing Tang, Dr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will extend the applicability of the multi-environment probability density function (MEPDF) method to model turbulent combustion problems with realistic chemical kinetics within comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)… More

Improved Kinetic Models for High Speed Combustion Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Montgomer, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Joseph Bozzelli
Abstract:
Scramjet propulsion has the potential to power high Mach number flight without the need to carry its own oxidizer like a rocket, thus significantly reducing vehicle flight weight. Numerical simulations will play an increasingly important role in the development of scramjet engines. Hydrocarbon fuels… More

Graphical User Interface for Fire Modeling Codes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A. Swensen, Manager, Computational Technologies
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will evaluate the merit and feasibility of developing a graphical user interface (GUI) for major existing fire modeling codes. Fire modeling is used to evaluate fire spread and damage for a wide variety of applications of interest to private… More

FireStudio - A GUI (Software Framework) for Fire Simulation Codes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A. Swensen, Manager, Computational Te
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project proposes to develop FireStudio, a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides an easy-to-use interface for fire simulation analysis and training. FireStudio will include support for a hierarchy of fire modeling tools, ranging from fast running zonal and empirical models… More

A Pressure-Dependent Detailed Chemical Kinetic Model for JP-10 Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Montgomery, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Joseph Bozzelli
Abstract:
Investigations into JP-10 combustion chemistry thus far can be characterized as preliminary. The few detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms that have been published are limited in their ability to reproduce experimental data. The combustion chemistry of JP-10 is highly complex and involves hundreds… More

A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Predicting After-Burning Effects from Non-Ideal Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Buffalo
Principal Investigator: David Swensen, Manager, Computational Te
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Paul E. DesJardin
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed effort is to develop a validated computational tool to predict the afterburning of non-ideal munitions containing metal and hydrocarbon fuels. The activities outlined devise a well-coordinated collaboration among researchers from Reaction Engineering… More

A Pressure-Dependent Detailed Chemical Kinetic Model for JP-10 Combustion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie, Executive Vice President – (801) 364-6925
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Joseph W. Bozzelli
Abstract:
Investigations into JP-10 combustion chemistry thus far can be characterized as preliminary. The detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms that have been published are limited in their ability to reproduce experimental data. The combustion chemistry of JP-10 is highly complex, involving hundreds if not… More

An Efficient Methodology for Chemical Reactions of JP-8

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Montgomery, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will leverage REI's experience creating and applying reduced chemical kinetic mechanisms for JP-8 with source-term speed-up techniques such as in-situ adaptive tabulation (ISAT) and artificial neural networks (ANN) to develop techniques for speeding evaluation of JP-8 kinetics… More

Mitigation of Blast Injuries through Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Swensen, Manager, Computational Te
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
With the current state of world events, the threat of buried explosives used against military vehicles is more pronounced than ever before. The introduction of the MRAP and MTVR vehicles have helped mitigate this threat to a degree, but military personnel continue to suffer from both death and… More

Enhanced Methane Production by Co-Gasification of Potassium-Rich Biomass and Coal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Todd Nilsen
Abstract:
Natural gas, which is predominantly methane, is widely used by industry as a chemical feedstock and as a fuel for power generation. The increasing price and diminishing domestic supply of natural gas creates an incentive to develop a low-cost replacement for the fuel. Coal gasification is one… More

Next Generation Blast Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Martin Denison, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Develop a fast running Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Finite Element code taking advantage of hardware and software technologies developed in the gaming industry. The CFD code will be used to model highly non-linear and dynamic external blast events in urban settings and internal… More

A Technology to Mitigate Syngas Cooler Fouling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Bockelie, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Coal gasification plants have exhibited sub-par performance and plant economics due to poor reliability and availability. A major contributor to the poor performance has been fouling of the syngas cooler located downstream of the gasifier. The fouling is due to vaporized ash from the coal… More

A Technology to Mitigate Syngas Cooler Fouling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Bockelie, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Coal gasification plants have exhibited sub-par performance and plant economics due to poor reliability and availability. A major contributor to the poor performance has been fouling of the syngas cooler located downstream of the gasifier. The fouling is due to vaporized ash from the coal… More

A Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Framework for Predicting After-Burning Effects from Non-Ideal Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Buffalo
Principal Investigator: David Swensen, Manager, Computational Te – (801) 364-6925
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Paul E. DesJardin
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed Phase II STTR effort is to develop a validated computational tool to predict the afterburning of non-ideal munitions containing metal and hydrocarbon fuels. The activities outlined devise a well-coordinated collaboration among researchers from Reaction Engineering… More

Mitigation of Blast Injuries through Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Swensen, VP. Technology Developmen – (801) 364-6925
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
With the current state of world events, the threat of buried explosives used against military vehicles is more pronounced than ever before. The introduction of the MRAP and MTVR vehicles have helped mitigate this threat to a degree, but military personnel continue to suffer from both death and… More