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Sustainable Nitric Acid Production Using Non-thermal Plasma

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99205
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-00122
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FLIGHT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite E102 North Kingstown, RI 02852
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Sustainable Nitric Acid Production Using Non-thermal Plasma
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $89,890.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new process for fixing nitrogen from air in the form of nitric acid using non-thermal atmospheric plasma with a heterogeneous catalyst. Reductions in the cost of producing nitric acid (in comparison with existing state-of-the-art processes) will lead to the reintroduction of well-established and tested methods for producing fertilizers consisting of sodium, potassium or calcium nitrate using nitric acid as the nitrogen feedstock. This will by-pass the ammonia synthesis step in the production of nitrogen fertilizers while eliminating the costly dependence of nitrogen fertilizer on natural gas.

Principal Investigator:

Neal E. Fine
Chief Technology Officer
4015957379
nfine@flysafetech.com

Business Contact:

Neal E. Fine
Chief Technology Officer
4015957379
nfine@flysafetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Science Products, INC.
924 CORRIDOR PARK BLVD Knoxville, TN 37932

EIN/Tax ID: 954863690
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No