SBIR Phase I: Innovative Two-Phase High-Heat-Flox Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,917.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0610991
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
NSF 05-605
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0610991
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engr Corp
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Cole
 Mr
 (321) 631-3550
 gsc@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Robert Scaringe
Title: Mr
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: rps@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project amis to experimentally validate the theory that similar heat exchangers can produce saturated two-phase flows with superior heat transfer. Initial experiments confirm that metastable two-phase fluids can produce heat transfer coefficients 40-70% greater than single-phase fluids at the same flow rate and have the potential to dissipate heat flux values in excess of 1000 W/cm2. Empirical correlations will be developed so that optimized heat exchangers capable of dissipating high heat flux values can be designed and commercially produced. The proposed technology, if successful, will find commercial applications in the power electronics, lasers, power generation, fuel cell, and automotive industries.

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