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STTR Phase I: Optimized Nano-Porous Surfaces for Boiling Heat Transfer

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88452
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740038
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89519-0929
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Optimized Nano-Porous Surfaces for Boiling Heat Transfer
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740038
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project aims at developing a heat exchanger technology utilizing a homogeneous nano-porous surface (NPS) that will significantly increase the efficiency of the boiling process. The NPS technology offers considerable enhancement in boiling heat transfer capabilities for small- to large-size heat generating facilities, power plants, and electronics cooling hardware. The goals of the proposed Phase I research are: 1) to develop an effective NPS for boiler applications, 2) to demonstrate the effectiveness of the NPS technology against other conventional heat exchanger technologies, and 3) to evaluate the long-term performance of the NPS based heat boiler. A prototype multi-tube boiler will be constructed and tested for industrial deployment. The objectives of the proposed project will be achieved by producing a surface that can generate smaller and controllable bubble sizes during boiling processes. Unlike traditional flat surfaces and previously investigated micro-porous surface coatings, the NPS technology can offer improved long-term durability, a simple-to-manufacture and low-cost means of achieving higher performance and more energy efficient heat transfer. Successful implementation of this technology will result in millions of dollars saved nationally and internationally in the energy market.

Principal Investigator:

Yanming Liu
DPhil
7758268868
y.liu@amadinc.com

Business Contact:

Yanming Liu
DPhil
7758268868
y.liu@amadinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED MATERIALS & DEVICES INC
4451 LYNNFIELD WAY Reno, NV 89519

EIN/Tax ID: 880427860
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
Office of Sponsored Projects/MS 325
Reno, NV 89557
Contact: Kwang J Kim
Contact Phone: (775) 784-4040
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university