THE PRESENT PROPOSAL INVESTIGATES A NOVEL CYCLON WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A NEARLY CONSTANT EFFICIENCY IN A BROAD RANGE OF FEED RATE VARIATIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$39,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1805
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology Lab
2339 Davison Ave., Richland, WA, 99352
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
KAI-CHIH CHANG
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PRESENT PROPOSAL INVESTIGATES A NOVEL CYCLON WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A NEARLY CONSTANT EFFICIENCY IN A BROAD RANGE OF FEED RATE VARIATIONS. THE RESULTED IMPROVEMENT WOULD ELIMINATE THE MOST UNDESIRABLE FEATURE IN THE EXISTING CYCLONE SEPARATORS, NAMELY THEIR DEFFICIENCYIN SEPARATION PERFORMANCE AT OFF-DESIGN FEED RATES. THE PROPOSED CYCLONE SEPARATOR INCLUDES A SPRING LOADED MOVEABLEEND PLATE THAT AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTS THE INLET FLOW AREA IN RESPONSE TO FEED FLOW VARIATIONS TO MAINTAIN A NEARLY CONSTANT CENTRIFUGAL HEAD, AND THEREBY A NEARLY CONSTANT SEPARATION EFFICIENCY. THE ANTICIPATED RESULT IS A LOW COST ALTERNATIVE DESIGN WHICH WOUL\D PROVIDE SAVINGS BOTH FOR ORIGINAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND FOR OPERATING EXPENSES THOUGH PROCESS SIMPLICATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

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