Recover Act - Ultra-Thin Antifouling Surface Treatments for Industrial Heat Exchangers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,060.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
02-10ER85622
Award Id:
99638
Agency Tracking Number:
92666
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
10 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Ave., Suite 5316, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
020126814
Principal Investigator:
VikramKaul
Dr.
(847) 414-0647
vkaul@atfinet.com
Business Contact:
SankarSambasivan
Dr.
(847) 467-5282
Sankar@atfinet.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Heat exchangers are widely used in power generation, chemical production, petrochemical refining, air conditioning, automotive, aerospace, and many emerging industries including hybrid vehicles, fuel cell systems, thermal solar, and biomass processing plants. Fouling of heat exchangers is a serious and longstanding problem causing significant energy losses (0.25% of Gross National Product), premature material failures, and increased downtime/maintenance. With increased emphasis on environmental regulatory standards, such as carbon cap, energy-intensive production facilities will be required to improve energy efficiency which will impose harsher conditions for the heat exchangers, exacerbating fouling and related problems. This SBIR project is directed towards reducing or eliminating fouling through the use of a novel and innovative coating material which is an ultra-thin (no impact on heat transfer), glassy coating material and can be deposited using an environmentally-friendly, simple, and versatile process. Based on the material

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