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Company Information:

Name: APPLIED COLLOIDS
Address: 11080 Industrial Circle NW
Elk River, MN
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (651) 485-1368

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $620,609.00 6
SBIR Phase II $340,865.00 1

Award List:

Wax Substitutes for Melt Castable Explosive Fills.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,490.00
Abstract:
The use of carnauba wax in melt/castable explosives yields a insensitive explosive formulation that enhances overall safety for the use of these munitions in the field. However, carnauba wax is only obtained from overseas sources and there is no domestic source for this material. This leads to… More

Wax Substitutes for Melt Castable Explosive Fills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $340,865.00
Abstract:
Due to the phasing out of TNT usage in explosives due to safety and environmental concerns, insensitive explosives utilizing wax binders instead of TNT have gradually replaced TNT in bombs and other explosive shells. The wax material that has been the most utilized in this application has been… More

Nanophase Technology for Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,610.00
Abstract:
Many of the safety incidents that occur with lithium-ion batteries are due to the carbon anode currently in use. Incidents can occur that include overcharging in the system, which causes lithium metal to plate out of the cell and passivation at the surfaces of the electrodes in the cell, which can… More

Renewable Biofuel Based on Jojoba Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Gary A. Pozarnsky, President
Award Amount: $79,745.00
Abstract:
With the United States dependence on foreign oil imports, new renewable sources of fuel compatible with combustion engines must be found. A source of this new biofuel could be the jojoba plant which is native to the desert Southwest. This is a plant which grows on non-arable desert lands which do… More

Recovery Act - Unique Alcohol Extraction Process Based on Jojoba Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Dr.
Award Amount: $142,568.00
Abstract:
The extraction of dilute concentrations of alcohol from water is one that is widespread through industry and environmental clean-up. It is presently separated by distillation processes, where possible, a technique which is energy intensive and has impacts on product cost and the environment through… More

Degassing of Nanostructured Composite Powders Utilizing Unique, Low-Cost Heating Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Senior Research Scientist – (651) 485-1368
Award Amount: $99,557.00
Abstract:
Applied Colloids proposes the use of a unique heating method to degass cryomilled powders for use in Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). This method is low-cost and scaleable to production quantities. Phase I of this program will degass nanostructured aluminum-boron carbide powders at the rate of 20… More

Nanotechnology Approach for Transmission Loss-of-Lubrication Survivability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Pozarnsky, Senior Scientist – (651) 485-1368
Award Amount: $99,639.00
Abstract:
Applied Colloids proposes the utilization of its proprietary nanotechnology in order to insure continued operation of powertrain transmissions utilized in rotorcraft. This will entail the use of a nanoadditive to the transmissions of interest. These nanoadditives will coat the interacting gears with… More