FMG Cryolite/Composite Structure for Improved Hazardous Chemical Handling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3141
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Witold Kowbel
Senior Vice President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
James Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The use of 100 % F2 puts stringent requirements on the gas handling system, requiring passivation. The damage due to this surface passivation layer caused by the impinging particles causes the system failure. This Phase II proposal offers a highly integrated solution to this problem. It builds, on a highly successful Phase I, which demonstrated impermeable, F2 resistant, functionally grated (FGM) composite/ceramic tubes. The Phase II provides several additional, highly unique features. It offers a F2 resistant filter, adaptable to both this proposals handling system and the current metallic system improving its limits. The filters will be made of a fluorinated ceramic, with microstructure designed for enhanced toughness. A unique, all ceramic sealing systems will be made, rendering the systems impermeable at 400 psi and provide both ceramic-ceramic and metal-ceramic connection in the same component.

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