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CHARACTERIZATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
870
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: CHARACTERIZATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,000.00
 

Abstract:

SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS IN COST AND DISPLACEMENT OF VALUABLE PETROLEUM FUEL CAN BE ACHIEVED BY BURNING COAL WHEN APPROPRIATE FOR DOD POWER GENERATION REQUIREMENTS. THIS PROPOSAL OFFERS A COST EFFECTIVE, PORTABLE, COMPUTER CONTROLLED AND INTEGRATED COAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING A COAL'S COMBUSTION PERFORMANCE. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM FOR COAL ANALYSES IS AN INTEGRATED THERMOGRAVIMETER ANALYZER (TGA), EVOLVED GAS ANALYZER (EGA) AND FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROMETER (FT-IR). THE OVERALL GOAL OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT AN INTEGRATED TGA/EGA/FT-IR CAN PROVIDE ALL THE DATA REQUIRED TO DETERMINE THE COMBUSTION PERFORMANCE OF COAL SAMPLES. AFR HAS RECENTLY ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A MAJOR INSTRUMENT COMPANY TO DEVELOP AN INSTRUMENT WHICH WOULD BE THE CORE OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY OF OBTAINING QUANTITATIVE AND REPRODUCIBLE DATA ON A PROTOTYPE TGA/EGA/FT-IR FOR THE FOLLOWING QUANTITIES: PROXIMATE ANALYSIS, ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS, MINERAL COMPOSITION, VOLATILE COMPOSITIONS AND VOLATILE KINETICS. PHASE I WILL FURTHER ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF COMPUTING FROM THESE DATA THE IMPORTANT COMBUSTION PARAMETERS INCLUDING: CALORIFIC VALUE, FLAMABILITY INDEX, FREE SWELLING INDEX AND ASH FUSION TEMPERATURE. THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE DATA TO IDENTIFY SIMILAR COALS IN A REFERENCE LIBRARY FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL COMBUSTION PERFORMANCE DATA ARE AVAILABLE.

Principal Investigator:

Peter r. solomon
2035289806

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research Inc
87 Church St East Hartford, CT 06108

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