SACRIFICIAL ELECTRODES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$55,335.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
12428
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eic Laboratories Inc
111 Downey St, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Gerhard L Holleck
 (617) 769-9450
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ELECTROMAGNETIC THRUSTERS REPRESENT A PROMISING MEANS FOR THE NOISELESS PROPULSION OF SUBMERSIBLE. THE POWER AND EFFICIENCY OF ELECTROMAGNETIC THRUSTERS IS DETERMINED BY THE CONDUCTIVITY OF THE FLUID AND BY THE STRENGTH OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD. THE LOW CONDUCTIVITY OF SEAWATER IS THE MAIN LIMITATION. WE PROPOSE, THEREFORE, TO ENHANCE THE CONDUCTIVITY OF SEAWATER BY ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATION OF A STRONG BASE USING ALKALI METAL BASED SACRIFICIAL ELECTRODES. IN PHASE I WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DOUBLING THE CONDUCTIVITY OF FLOWING SEAWATER WITH LI BASED ELECTRODES. ION CONDUCTIVE SURFACE COATINGS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR SAFE BUT RAPID START UP UPON EXPOSURE TO WATER.

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