ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5789
Amount: $49,352.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Electrochem Inc
Po Box 1189, Boston, MA, 02117
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DAVID P BLOOMFIELD
 (617) 542-6352
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE EDHP, USP 4,593,534 IS AN ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP. THE EDHP IS A SPIN-OFF OF SPACE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY. SPECIFICALLY, SUPPLYING POWER TO THE EDHP PUMPS A UNIQUE WORKING FLUID THROUGH A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM. THE EDHP'S ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR REPLACES THE MECHANICAL COMPRESSOR IN A CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EDHP AND CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM IS THAT THE EDHP'S ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR CAN BE BUILT IN CAPACITIES FROM LESS THAT A WATT TO MEGAWATTS. IT CAN ALSO PUMP LIQUIDS AS WELL AS GASES. THE FIRST EDHP PROTOTYPE WAS BUILT AND SUCCESSFULLY TESTED BY ELECTROCHEM IN MID 1985. IN OUR ONGOINGS, INDUSTRIALLY SPONSORED PROGRAMS WE HAVE SHOWN THAT THE EDHP CAN PUMP AMMONIA. WE BELIEVE THAT MAJOR ADVANCES OVER CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY MAY BE ATTAINABLE THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE EDHP TO ELECTRONIC COOLING. THE EDHP HAS POTENTIAL COST, WEIGHT, SIZE, NOISE AND SIMPLICITY ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS.

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