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A SPARK DISCHARGE DEVICE IS CONSIDERED AS A SENSOR FOR WATERVAPOR CONTAMINATION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
404
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
404
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue Burlington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: A SPARK DISCHARGE DEVICE IS CONSIDERED AS A SENSOR FOR WATERVAPOR CONTAMINATION OF HIGH PRESSURE HELIUM GAS COOLANT IN HTGR'S (HIGH TEMPERATUE GAS REACTORS).
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A SPARK DISCHARGE DEVICE IS CONSIDERED AS A SENSOR FOR WATERVAPOR CONTAMINATION OF HIGH PRESSURE HELIUM GAS COOLANT IN HTGR'S (HIGH TEMPERATUE GAS REACTORS). IT IS NECESSARY TO CAREFULLY MONITOR WATER VAPOR LEVELS SINCE MORE THAN A FEW PARTS PER MILLION ADVERSELY AFFECTS REACTOR GRAPHITE STRUCTURES AND FUEL ASSEMBLIES. THE TECHNIQUE WOULD EMPLOY OPTICAL DETECTION OF HYDROXYL (OH) OR ATOMIC OXYGEN OR HYDROGEN EMISSION DUE TO DISSOCIATION OF WATER [H(2)O] IN A SPARK DISCHARGE. THE METHOD COMBINES EXCELLENT ACCURACY SENSITIVITY WITH FAST TIME RESPONSE. IN ADDITION, THE DEVICE WOULD BE RUGGED AND LOW-COST, AND IT COULD ALSO BE DESIGNED TO MEASURE OTHER POSSIBLE COOLANT CONTAMINANTS. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROOF OF PRINCIPAL EXPERIMENT TO DEMONSTRATE WATER VAPOR DETECTION IN HIGH PRESSURE HELIUM. IN PHASE II, A FLEXIBLE BRASS BOARD APPARATUS WOULD BE BUILT, AND MEASUREMENTS WOULD BE MADE WITH A VARIETY OF GAS SAMPLES AND INSTRUMENTAL CONFIGURATIONS, AND A PROTOTYPE WATER MONITOR WILL BE DESIGNED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. fritz bien
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST/PRESIDENT

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectral Sciences Inc.
99 So. Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

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