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Continuous Synthesis of High-Value Critical Defense Materials with Continuous Acoustic Reactor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-22-P-0057
Agency Tracking Number: L222-005-0043
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA222-005
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-03-07
Small Business Information
130 North Main Street Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701-1111
United States
DUNS: 836287680
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Mayne
 (406) 497-5220
Business Contact
 Lawrence C. Farrar
Phone: (406) 497-5252
Research Institution

Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop Continuous Acoustic Chemical Reactor (CACR) Technology for the synthesis of energetic and energetic precursor materials of critical need by the DOD. CACR is built on the ResonantAcoustic® Mixing (RAM), which is of particular interest for reactions which are mixing, or heat-transfer limited. CACR is capable of handling multiphase reactions with ease. Previous work has demonstrated successful application of continuous mixing, reactive and crystallization processes. This includes demonstration of continuous synthesis of 2,6-diaminopyrazine-1-oxide (DAPO), a precursor to the energetic compound LLM-105. In Phase I of the project, a flexible bench-scale CACR Process will be designed and constructed. The bench-scale CACR process will be utilized in the demonstration of continuous synthesis of Strontium Nitrate. With simple modifications, the bench-scale process can be adapted for synthesis of other nitrates (e.g., lead nitrate, potassium nitrate), explosives (e.g., TNT and RDX) or energetic precursors (e.g., hexamine and DAPO). Resodyn will supply DLA with three lots of material which meet the relevant Mil Spec. A pilot-scale flexible CACR process will be specified, including identification of North American feedstock materials. A preliminary economic review will also be carried out evaluating cost of CACR-based production to currently available products.

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