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Polymer Nanowire Sensor Array for Subsurface CO2 Monitoring

Company: InnoSense LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …. We will construct a prototype hardware, and related signal processing setup for real-time data acquisition/analysis. We will test PNESAs rigorously to generate performance specifications and calibration protocol. We will test with gaseous, liquid and supercritical CO2.… more

Feasibility of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Sterilization for Absorbable Suture M

Company: NOVASTERILIS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … capable of achieving validated sterility assurance levels of 10-6 (SAL6) - the benchmark for medical devices - without the useof dangerous ETO or damaging -irradiation is of great importance. The current proposed effort aims to advance NovaSterilis' supercritical carbon… more

Computational Design of Weldable High-Cr Ferritic Steel

Company: QuesTek Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively funding research to significantly enhance the thermal efficiency of coal-fired steam boilers for power generation through the use of advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) steam temperatures and pressures. Since coal fired power… more

SBIR Phase II: Advanced Molten Salt for Solar Thermal Power Generation with Supercritical Steam Turbines

Company: Halotechnics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a novel molten salt for solar thermal power generation with supercritical steam turbines. Solar thermal technology developers must increase the operating temperature of their plants to lower… more

SBIR Phase II: Minimum Quantity Lubrication Delivered by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for Forming Applications

Company: Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop next-generation supercritical CO2 metalworking fluid (MWF) technology for highly demanding metal forming applications. The approach is to deliver specialized environmentally-friendly lubricants with… more

Enhanced Process for the Extraction and Purification of Oils from Microalgae Using CO2 as a Solute

Company: Synaptic Research, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … dioxide as a solute to alter the physical properties of lipids including density, viscosity, and solubility such that algal oil is more readily separated from the remaining biomass and water. Our CO2 solute enhanced lipid isolation is fundamentally different from supercritical… more

Design Tools for Combustion Stability

Company: IN Space, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … carefully designed, flexible test article is proposed to assess the velocity-coupled combustion response of a representative liquid rocket injector element to transverse acoustic disturbances. In the proposed Phase II, the response of an injector flowfield at supercritical… more

Carbon Aerogels - Hot Catchers for Exotic Isotopes and/or Molecular Species

Company: Innosense, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … and fast-release hot solid catcher material combined with ion sources to harvest unused rare isotope beams. The feasibility of fabricating monoliths of undoped and doped carbon aerogels with tunable densities, high surface area, and high porosity after supercritical… more

Computational Prediction of Kinetic Rate Constants for Condensed Phases

Company: Spectral Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … liquids as advanced propellants and explosives, which will benefit many Air Force programs. ATOMS will be the basis for upgrading chemical mechanisms used by commercial chemical modeling packages. It will be sufficiently general to apply to reactions in supercritical… more

Multiphase Phenomena In Thermal Management Systems

Company: Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: … during chemical reactions is to use endothermic fuels in the cooling loops of these engines. At the temperatures and pressures likely to be encountered in the thermal management system of high speed aeroengines, the cooling medium will become supercritical in addition… more

Recovery Act - Microcomposite Coatings for Advanced Heat Exchangers

Company: Mesocoat, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: Next generation heat exchangers will operate at higher pressures and temperatures than current models in order to increase cycle efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Ultra-supercritical coal-fired boilers can generate electric power with low emissions while burning… more

Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Company: Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: … species to produce feedstock that meets price points for crude algae oil. In Phase I this project successfully completed a feasibility analysis to produce cost-effective biofuel from Kuehnle AgroSystems algae feedstock using a uniquely scaleable continuous supercritical… more

Development of Packaging and Integration of Sensors for On-Line Use in Harsh Environments

Company: MesoScribe Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: …th moisture-corrosion barrier coatings and (2) to improve lead-wire connections to sensors using Direct Write processes to enable robust sensor routing and attachment, and (3) to attach fiber optic sensors to components using Direct Write processing for use in ultra … more

Novel Diode Laser Cladding of High Temperature Alloys for Used in Ultrasupercritical Coal-Fired Boilers

Company: Titanova, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: The future use of coal, which is projected to remain a mainstay of energy consumption well into the 21st century, will require efficient, low emission ultra-supercritical coal-fired boilers. The high operating temperature, along with the oxidizing, corroding, and… more

Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion Engines

Company: VAPORCOR LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … capable of meeting the stability, reliability, and environmental requirements suitable for use on a VHALE aircraft with 12-20 hour endurance that must be stored for months. Vaporcor's VHALE engine implements a closed loop Rankine thermodynamic cycle using super-critical… more

Alternative Reaction/Extraction Media to Reduce Energy and Cost of Biodiesel Production

Company: Aerophase, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … on the cost of commonly-used feedstock materials and currently-used biodiesel production processes. This project will develop, validate, and commercialize a biodiesel production method that works when using ¿cheap¿ feedstocks. The new method will utilize supercritical… more

RESS (Rapid Expansion Supercritical Solution) Technology to Disperse Carbon Nanotubes into Selected Polymeric Matrices

Company: Minnesota Wire & Cable Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … manufacturing process for carbon nanotube EMI shielding is expensive, scales poorly, and makes use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These limitations are a related to the process for dispersing the carbon nanotubes in the polymers. A rapid expansion of supercritical… more

Novel Low Cost Method to Install Geophones for CO2 Monitoring

Company: Impact Technologies, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … service is costly. Consequently, the technology is seldom employed; making it is very difficult to determine whether the CO2 remains where it is intended. This project will utilize a patented High Pressure Slurry Pump, proven coiled tubing, and a patent-pending supercritical… more

Intelligent Control of Advanced Power Generation Systems Using Model-Free Adaptive Control Technology

Company: Cybosoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: …will: (1) refine the boiler models and MFA boiler controllers, (2) enhance the MFA software to allow collaborators to test the MFA technology with their boiler models, and (3) perform on-site testing to demonstrate the ability of the MFA system to control supercritical and… more

Novel Surface Modification Method for Ultrasupercritical Coal-Fired Boilers

Company: INFRAMAT CORP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: … process, evaluate coating characteristics, and determine long-term exposure properties in simulated boiler environments and in field testing. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardeee: Potential applications include supercritical and… more

SBIR Phase II: Supercritical Fluid Processing of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites

Company: nanoScienceEngineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: …. When effective filler dispersion is coupled with improved polymer-clay interactions, a significant technological gap in the field of polymer nanocomposites can be addressed. The company, nanoSEC has licensed, developed, and 'validated' (lab scale) a supercritical… more

Terminal Sterilization of Tendon Allografts Using Supercritical CO2- Phase II

Company: NOVASTERILIS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: …ilize soft tissue allografts. The initial step reduces the bioburden with the second step in sterilization resulting in terminal sterilization . The direct res ult of Phase 1 funding has been the development of a terminal sterilization technology using supercritical CO2 and a… more

A Novel Method for Reduction of Bioburden in Bone Allografts - Phase II

Company: NOVASTERILIS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2006 / 2
Abstract: … sterilization technology that will, for the first time, allow tissue banks to easily process bone tissue to a sterility assurance level equal to that called for in medical devices (SAL10-6). Biomechanical testing of sterilized born revealed that our supercritical CO2… more

Model Updating Nonlinear System Identification Toolbox

Company: ZONA Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2006 / 2
Abstract: … dynamic system. This framework is capable of accounting for several nonlinearities including those due to aerodynamics, structures, control/actuator, and/or geometry.Specifically, this on-line Flutter/LCO predictor can be used to accurately estimate a supercritical LCO case if… more

Advanced Injector Designs for Hydrocarbon Liquid Rocket Engine Components

Company: Metacomp Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I, Metacomp Technologies developed a robust multi EOS (Equation of State) capability. Validation studies show excellent performance in the purely supercritical flow regime. Phase II will add multi-phase flow capabilities and will extend the range of applicability onto… more