High Efficiency Cyclone Separator for Sub-micron Particle Concentration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HTRA119P0009
Agency Tracking Number: T182-006-0099
Amount: $154,788.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA182-006
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-12
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Paul Yelvington
 (321) 631-3550
 pyelvington@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler and Analyzer (RASA) is a completely automated monitoring system that detects airborne radioactive particles and is one of the detection systems used in the U.S. and global International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to detect nuclear detonations. Mainstream proposes develop a high-efficiency cyclone separator for sub-micron particle concentration for use with the IMSs RASA detectors. Mainstream will develop a theoretical cyclone design and develop a robust computational model to tune cyclone geometries for efficient removal of sub-micron particles. Tight tolerance machining techniques, surface coatings, and mechanical agitation technologies will be examined to increase the solid particle flow in the system to ensure stable and continuous operation. Mainstream will leverage our experience with active and recent programs related to solids separation and computational simulation to support the development of the cyclone separator technology.

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