ELECTROCHEMICAL STRIPPING OF COATINGS FROM ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28942
Amount: $98,760.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Innovations, Inc.
8709 Knight Road, Houston, TX, 77054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. C. Gourdine, Ph.d.
 (713) 790-9892
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Until recently, polymer coatings were stripped from aluminum alloys using volatile organic compoound solvents. This is being phased out for environmental reasons. Mechanical techniques like PMB also have severe environmental impact. New methods need to be explored. The approach in this proposal is to use phenomena associated with electrogasdynamic (EGD) coatings to make microscopic punctures in polymer films, and then use electrochemical means to release the film from the substrate. During Phase I, the feasibility of this application will be demonstrated, and during Phase II, larger and more practical systems will be developed.

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