DEVELOPMENT OF A CATALYTIC INFRARED COOKING GAS BURNER

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$40,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
5252
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Catalytic Energy Corp
506 S. Abingdon St, Arlington, VA, 22204
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 David Landau
Title: President
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CONVENTIONAL GAS-FIRED COOKING RANGES HAVE LOW OVERALL THERMAL COOKING EFFICIENCY, WASTING APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THE COMBUSTION ENERGY. FURTHER, COOKING IMPLEMENTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A MAJOR SOURCE OF THE INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS NO2 AND CO. THE PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH PROPOSEDHEREIN IS TO CONSTRUCT A WORKING PROTOTYPE OF A CATALYTIC INFRARED GAS BURNER SUITABLE FOR COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC COOKING THAT WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN CONVENTIONAL APPARATUS AND THAT WILL PRODUCE NEGLIGIBLE AMOUNTS OF NOX AND CO. A PATENTED PROCESS USED BY CEC WILL ALLOW THE BURNER TO OPERATE EFFICIENTLY AND CLEANLY, WITH RADIATION ASITS MAJOR MODE OF HEAT TRANSFER TO THE COOKING UTENSIL. THEEXPECTED THERMAL COOKING EFFICIENCY OF THE BURNER WILL BE 70PERCENT. CONCENTRATIONS IN THE EXHAUST GASES OF NOX WILL BELESS THAN 10 PPM, AND FOR CO WILL BE LESS THAN 50 PPM.

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