HIGH EFFICIENCY LONG LIFE CATALYTIC OXIDATION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15942
Amount: $59,322.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion Inc
25 Science Pk, New Haven, CT, 06511
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr William C Pfefferle
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 786-5215
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PRECISION COMBUSTION IS DEVELOPING HIGHLY COMPACT AND MORE EFFECTIVE CATALYTIC METAL MONOLITH AND CATALYTIC INCINERATION TECHNOLOGY. AN EPA SBIR PHASE I PROJECT (COMPLETED 4/90) DEMONSTRATED VERY HIGH CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF EXHAUST GASES, WITH LOW AMOUNTS OF ELECTRIC HEATING CAPABLE OF PROVIDING RAPID INITIAL HEAT-UP AS WELL AS SUPPLEMENTARY HEAT ADDITION WHEN NEEDED (PHASE II PROPOSAL PENDING). A TACOM SBIR PHASE I PROJECT USED A SIMILAR PROTOTYPE FOR DIESEL IGNITION, SHOWING RAPID IGNITION OF VERY COLD FLOWING FUEL/AIR MIXTURES USING LOW LEVELS OF ELECTRIC POWER (PHASE II PROJECT TO START 9/90). AT HIGHER TEMPERATURE, AN NSF SBIR PHASE I DEMONSTRATED VERY HIGH DESTRUCTION (BEYOND DETECTOR LIMITS) IN CATALYTIC INCINERATION OF METHYL CHLORIDE IN ETHANE; MODELING ESTIMATED ACTUAL DESTRUCTION OF AT EIGHT TO FIFTEEN NINES (PHASE II PROJECT TO START FALL 1990). WE PROPOSE ADAPTING THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE A SUPERIOR, HIGHLY COMPACT AND DURABLE CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR MEETING ARMY HELICOPTER BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL PROTECTION OBJECTIES. IN PHASE I, WE WILL BUILD A PROTOTYPE, OPERATE WITH A SIMULANT, AND CHARACTERIZE THE SYSTEM. DEMONSTRATING HIGH DESTRUCTION EFFECTIVENESS AND EXPLORING TRADE-OFFS WHILE PROVIDING A PRELIMINARY SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR PHASE II.

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