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A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE CONVERSION OF CO AND CO2 TO METHANE IN A…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5045
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5045
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
X2y2 Corpon
5765 Uplander Way Culver City, CA 90230
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE CONVERSION OF CO AND CO2 TO METHANE IN A GRAVITY-FREE ENVIRONMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CONVERTINGCO AND CO2, NATURAL BY-PRODUCTS OF MEN AND OTHER "ENGINES" IN SPACE, INTO USABLE FUELS SUCH AS METHANE. A SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY THE SUITABLE REACTIONS FOR THE PROCESS. THE THERMODYNAMICS OF THE CANDIDATE REACTIONS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS CATALYSTS WILL BE STUDIED. THEEFFECT OF A GRAVITY-FREE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE ADDRESSED. A SMALL PARTICLE/GAS MIXTURE WILL BE UTILIZED AS THE WORKING FLUID FOR THE PROPOSED CONVERSION PROCESS. THE HEAT/MASS TRANSFER AND FLOW CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE MIXTURE IN A GRAVITY-FREE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE IDENTIFIED. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A SMALL PARTICLE/GAS CATALYTIC THERMAL REACTOR (SPCTR) FOR METHANE PRODUCTION IN SPACE WILLBE PROPOSED AND ITS GENERAL FEASIBILITY FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION WILL BE EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. Walter W. Yuen
Investigator
Small Business Information at Submission:

X2y2 Corpon
5765 Uplander Way Culver City, CA 90230

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