FMG Cryolite/Composite Structure for Improved Hazardous Chemical Handling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$729,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0005
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3141
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-199
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator
 Witold Kowbel
 Senior Vice President
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 James Withers
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: 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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