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Large-Area, High-Sensitivity, High-Resolution X-Ray Imager

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AIL Research, Inc.
57 Hamilton Ave, Suite 205 Hopewell, NJ 08525-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Large-Area, High-Sensitivity, High-Resolution X-Ray Imager
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83141
Award Amount: $99,946.00


65575 A tremendous quantity of fossil fuels are consumed each year to heat and cool the country¿s commercial and residential buildings. The use of a renewable energy source, such as solar energy, could avoid both the economic and environmental penalties from high fossil fuel use. However, past attempts at developing an economically attractive solar cooling system have failed because the cooling technology was too expensive and inefficient. This project will incorporate liquid desiccants ¿ materials that have a strong affinity for water vapor ¿ in a solar heating/cooling system that will compete with conventional technology. Phase I will use computer models to identify the configuration for a complete liquid desiccant, solar heating/cooling system, and identify technical problems that must be overcome for commercial success. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The liquid desiccant, solar heating/cooling system should both reduce the country¿s reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate the environmental damage, including possible climate changes, caused by their use. Also, since desiccants are an effective means of dehumidifying the fresh air supply for buildings, indoor air quality should improve.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Miller
Senior Engineer

Business Contact:

Andrew Lowenstein
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ail Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 3662 50 Washington Road Princeton, NJ 08543

EIN/Tax ID: 223052912
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No