Low Hydrodynamic Drag Cable for Mine Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-01-C-4033
Agency Tracking Number: N002-0437
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7610 Eastmark Drive, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Cisar
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 693-0017
 acisar@lynntech.com
Business Contact
 Oliver Murphy
Title: President
Phone: (979) 693-0017
Email: ojmurphy@lynntech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
When ships are at sea food waste can be disposed of by simply dumping it over the side. When they are in port the wastes must be either stored for later disposal or consigned to a commercial waste handler. Both of these options put limitations on theships. The system proposed here will permit the ship to safely dispose of food waste in any location through closed incineration in a molten salt incinerator. An incinerator with a volume of 45 liters is sufficient to dispose of the waste produced by 400sailors in a mess. A molten salt incinerator operates by rapidly heating the waste to a temperature between 700 and 1,000 ¿C in an oxidizing atmosphere through the use of a molten salt bath as a heat transfer agent. The waste is completely mineralized inseconds and the gases are ready to expel. Because the combustion is complete, the exhaust will meet air qual-ity standards in most areas.The development of the proposed molten salt incinerator will not only solve a growing problem for the U. S. Navy, itwill offer an improved waste handling system for many of the 87,000 ships that ply the worlds navigable waters today. The same system that is proposed here for the Navy is suitable for use on cruise ships, permitting them to rapidly and efficientlydispose of food waste, even in environmentally sensitive areas such as Alaska's inland passage.

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