EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW NITROGUANIDINE RECRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$536,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6246
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Phasex Corp.
287 Emerson Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Val Krukonis
(617) 794-8686
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE CURRENT PROCESS PRODUCES 100 MICRON NEEDLESHAPED PARTICLES OF NITROGUANIDINE WHICH ARE NOT SATISFACTORY FOR HIGH SOLIDS CONTENT FORMULATION; 400-600 MICRON SIZED SPHERICAL OR CUBICAL PARTICLES ARE DESIRED. EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PROCESS USING SUPERCRITICALFLUIDS IS DESCRIBED. THE CONCEPT IS BASED UPON THE ABILITY OF A SUPERCRITICAL FLUID TO ACT AS A NUCLEATING MEDIUM OR TO DISSOLVE IN A NITROGUANIDINE SOLUTION CAUSING PRECIPITATION OF PARTICLES. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM ARE: 1. DETERMINE THE RANGE OF PROCESS PARAMETERS THAT WILL RESULT IN THE FORMULATION OF 400-600 MICRON SIZED NITROGUANIDINE PARTICLES. 2. DELIVER 1 KG OF THE IMPROVED NITROGUANIDINE CRYSTALS FOR EVALUATION. 3. PREPARE A FLOW CHART AND CARRY OUT A PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE SUPERCRITICAL FLUID NUCLEATING PROCESS.

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