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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFIED PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM FOR THE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9243
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9243
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
University Technologists Inc.
1215 Westheimer Dr Norman, OK 73069
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFIED PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIQUID NITROGEN TETROXIDE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PLANNED INCREASED USAGE BY THE AIR FORCE OF BIPROPELLANT SYSTEMS SUCH AS NITROGEN TETROXIDE AND MONOMETHYL HYDRAZINE FOR SPACECRAFTS REQUIRES THAT A PROCESS PRODUCING ESSENTIALLY PURE LIQUID NITROGEN TETROXIDE BE DEVELOPED. LIQUID NITROGEN TETROXIDE CURRENTLY PRODUCED BY AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES CONTAINS IMPURITIES WHICH CAN CLOG FILTERS AND VALVES ON BIPROPELLANT SYSTEMS. LABORATORY PREPARATION OF LIQUID NITROGEN TETROXIDE VIA THE CATALYTIC COMBUSTION OF AMMONIA INDICATES THAT AN ESSENTIALLY PURE MATERIAL CAN BE MADE. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM IS THE VALIDATION OF THE BENCH SCALE PRODUCTION OF NITROGEN TETROXIDE VIA THE CATALYTIC COMBUSTION OF AMMONIA. THE PROPOSED STUDY FOR PHASE I OF THE PROGRAM INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM WITH OPERATING CONDITIONS (PRESSURES, TEMPERATURES AND FLOW RATES) WITH SUBSEQUENT EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION. THE ANTICIPATED PROCESS INVOLVES A MODIFICATION OF THE PROCESS COMMERCIALLY USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF NITRIC ACID. WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTALLY-VALIDATED PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM, THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT REQUIRED TO DESIGN, CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A PILOT PLANT SYSTEM TO FINALIZE THE PROCESS PARAMETERS OF A FULL SCALE PLANT WILL BE REDUCED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr C N Sliepcevich
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

University Technologists Inc.
1215 Westheimer Dr Norman, OK 73069

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