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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE AN ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTING…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18783
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18783
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xxsys Technologies, Inc.
4619 Viewridge Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE AN ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTING MEASUREMENT PRACTICE IN THE ADVANCED COMPOSITES INDUSTRY
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSAL IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING AN ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN BE UTILIZED AS THE BASIS TO BUILD NONDESTRUCTIVE OFF-LINE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS THAT CAN BE USED TO ESTABLISH THE QUALITY OF ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS USED IN AEROSPACE, MARINE, AND AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES. THE ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY COULD REPLACE THE CURRENT INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE WHICH IS ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTING AND HAZARDOUS WASTE INTENSIVE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO USE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ULTRASONIC WAVE PROPAGATION TO DETERMINE THE RESIN CONTENT AND FIBER AREAL WEIGHT OF PREPREG MATERIALS WITH FOCUS ON POLYMER BASED UNIDIRECTIONSL GRAPHITE PREPREGS. THESE PARAMETERS ARE PRESENTLY DETERMINED IN THE ADVANCED COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY THROUGH CHEMICAL TESTS IN WHICH LARGE VOLUMES OF HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTAINING METHYL ETHYL KETONE (MEK) AND ACETONE ARE PRODUCED. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT ONE MILLION GALLONS OF MEK AND/OR ACETONE WASTE PER YEAR ARE GENERATED FROM THESE TESTS. SUCCESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSED ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY MAY BE COMPLETELY CHANGE THE CURRENT PRACTICE, HENCE ELIMINATION THE CHEMICAL WASTE AND THE USE OF MATERIALS THAT POLLUTE THE ENVIRONMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Yan Li
Principal Investigator
6192722299

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xxsys Technologies Inc.
4025 Avati Drive San Diego, CA 92117

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