ELECTROCHEMICAL STRIPPING OF COATINGS FROM ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$98,760.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28942
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
M. C. Gourdine, Ph.d.
(713) 790-9892
Business Contact:
() -
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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