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BioMass Waste Water Generator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62633
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1573
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TCS DESIGN & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
324 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: BioMass Waste Water Generator
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F09650-03-M-0185
Award Amount: $99,612.00
 

Abstract:

TCS and its subcontractors, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Plasma Applications Research Facility (PARF) and Clark Atlanta University, a historically black university, will investigate the technical and economic boundaries of using plasma-arc torchtechnology to convert biomass waste water into fuel for a Biomass Waste Water Generator (BWWG). This will be accomplished by first conducting a plasma-arc torch experiment, which will pryolize biomass waste water into hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide(CO). Second, the proposed Phase I effort will entail the preliminary design of a BWWG system that preprocesses the waste prior to the plasma-arc torch; uses the H2 and CO to power a fuel cell; and extracts drinking water. These efforts will lay thefoundation for the detailed design and testing of the integrated BWWG system in Phase II. The U.S. Air Force currently is looking into all options of reducing its logistical footprint. Solid oxide or molten carbonate fuel cells may possess thecapability to be fueled by biomass, and to supply a drinking quality water stream. This revolutionary technology holds the potential to reduce biomass waste, to produce drinking water, and to supply a source of energy. For the military, it could openmore options for fuel cells in remote rural locations with barren landscapes. Domestically, it potentially could turn urban sewage processing plants into power plants.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Harwood
Mechanical Engineer
4783288537
mharwood@tcsdesign.com

Business Contact:

John Luppino
Director of Operations
4783288537
jluppino@tcsdesign.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TCS DESIGN & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
324 Corder Road Warner Robins, GA 31088

EIN/Tax ID: 581829545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No