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ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONCEPT FOR GRINDING ROCKS AND ORES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7642
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7642
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Terra Tek Inc.
420 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONCEPT FOR GRINDING ROCKS AND ORES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $237,399.00
 

Abstract:

IN THE UNITED STATES, THE TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMINUTION OF ORESAND OTHER MATERIALS HAS BEEN ESSENTIALLY STAGNANT FOR THE LAST CENTURY. THE GRINDING MILLS USED ARE LESS THAN 5 PER CENT EFFICIENT IN TERMS OF ENERGY USAGE AND THEY CONSUME AN ESTIMATED 15 BILLION KWH OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY PER ANNUM. PROPOSED HEREIN IS A LABORATORY INVESTIGA- TION AIMED AT EVALUATING A SIMPLE AND NOVEL ALTERNATIVE AP- PROACH TO GRIND ORES AND OTHER MATERIALS AT POTENTIALLY VERYLOW COST IN TERMS OF ENERGY AND MATERIAL CONSUMPTION. THE CONCEPT INVOLVES DIRECTING FLUID ALONG GRAIN BOUNDARIES, INTO PORES AND MICROCAVITIES, AND CONTROLLING ITS PRESSURE TO FRACTURE THE CRUSHED ROCK INTO SMALL PARTICLES. THE PRO-POSED PROCESS IS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE IN THAT IT HAS THE PO-TENTIAL OF BRINGING ABOUT MAJOR SAVINGS OF OUR NATIONAL ENE GY AND MINERAL RESOURCES. TERRA TEK IS A LEADER IN ITS CA- PABILITIES IN RESEARCH AND TESTING OF ROCKS UNDER CLOSELY CONTROLLED CONFINING PRESSURE, PORE PRESSURE, CONDITIONS. TERRA TEK'S WELL-EQUIPPED LABORATORIES OFFER A UNIQUE TEST BED TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

Anil Mahyera
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Terra Tek Inc.
400 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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