Acoustically Intensified Reactor-Driven Mixed-base Hydrogen Peroxide System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F0461103M0016
Award Id:
64000
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0403
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1901 South Franklin, Butte, MT, 59701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836287680
Principal Investigator:
Joel Pierce
Chemical Engineer
(406) 723-2222
jpierce@montecresearch.com
Business Contact:
Lawrence Farrar
President
(406) 723-2222
lcfarrar@montecresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I project will develop and demonstrate an advanced process that utilizes a novel, high-intensity, low-frequency acoustic mixing technology in a system to rapidly produce a specialty fuel for use in chemical oxygen iodine lasers. The fuel is ahighly-reactive, mixed-base hydrogen peroxide (MHP). The MHP is used by a chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL), which is the central element for the Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system. The proposed technology is flexible enough to provide for mixing of thecomponents in any order. The compact size and compartmentalization of the system make it readily transportable by aircraft. The Phase I project will incorporate experimental work to generate mass and heat transfer data as it pertains to the reactingsystem, bound the stability of the process and develop control information. Results of the proposed work will be used to engineer the system. The Phase I deliverable is a preliminary process design package consisting of a process flow diagram, piping andinstrumentation diagrams, a major equipment list, a preliminary layout and an electrical single line diagram. Phase II will result in the design, fabrication and delivery and operation of a fully operational prototype system. The proposed technology hasdirect application to processes where exothermic reactions in viscous fluids must be processed under carefully controlled conditions such as those in the polymer industry and to other chemical industrial processes where process intensification is sought,for example, to increase throughput of existing facilities or to minimize the amount of hazardous materials that must be processed at a given time.

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