FLUIDIC VORTEX AMPLIFIER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5231
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology Lab
Port Kennewick Ind Labs, 1426 E. 3rd Ave #3, Kennewick, WA, 99336
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Shih-chih Chang
Chief Engineer
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MORE THAN EVER, PRESENT DAY CHEMICAL, BIOTECHNOLOGY, AND NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING DEAL WITH SUBSTANCES WHICH MUST BE STRICTLY ISOLATED FROM THE ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE PLANT AND PUBLIC SAFELY. FACILITY DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR ISOLATION AND HANDLING OF THESE SUBSTANCES HAVE EXCEEDED THE EXISTING TECHNOLOGY LIMIT REQUIRING DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGY. USE OF VORTEX AMPLIFIERS FOR THIS APPLICATION PROVIDES A SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER CONVENTIONAL MECHANICAL DEVICES PRESENTLY IN USE. THE VORTEX AMPLIFIER HAS THE INHERENT ABILITY TO CONTROL PRESSURE OF AN ISOLATED ENCLOSURE, HAS NO MOVING PARTS AND WILL NOT WEAR OUT, HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR FASTER RESPONSE AND IS CHEAPER TO CONSTRUCT. THE PRESENT PROPOSAL AIMS TO STUDY THE DYNAMIC RESPONSES OF VORTEX AMPLIFIERS AND ITS DESIGN TECHNIQUE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS. THE ANTICIPATED RESULT WOULD BE A NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF ISOLATED ENCLOSURES WHICH WOULD IMPROVE PLANT OPERATIONAL SAFETY AND PERSONNEL PROTECTION.

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