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Innovative Selective Nanocatalysts in Hydrocarbon RBCC Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: F064-019-0325
Amount: $99,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-06-18
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Bergeron
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President, R&D Operations
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Kendall Thornson
School of Chemical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States

 (765) 496-6706
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and Purdue University (PU) propose to synthesize, characterize, and investigate the efficiency, reactivity, and selectivity of new nanocatalysts in hydrocarbon fuel liquid for RBCC applications. The nanocatalysts will have higher surface area/volume compared to conventional microcatalysts and films, thereby leading to faster reaction rates. Decreased coking will occur with use of these innovative proposed catalysts. The reaction product distribution and efficiencies of the nanocatalysts will be obtained by use of standard chromatography methods. The reaction mechanism and kinetic processes will be modeled. In the Phase II program, new nanocatalysts will be synthesized, characterized, and tested. Long-term catalytic reactivity will be optimized.

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