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Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-09-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: A083-187-0255
Amount: $119,844.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-187
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-10-05
Small Business Information
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473
United States
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Mastanduno
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 J. Kevin Burns
Title: President
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Research Institution

PCI proposes a novel recuperated Microlith flameless catalytic combustion system technology for a hot surface cooktop module fueled with JP8. The design integrates several innovations to enable complete flameless combustion without coking and with very high heating efficiency (>75% griddle heat release to LHV fuel thermal content). The technology builds on prior company successes with compact logistics fuel processing and compact burners. Compared to current MBUs, the result will be a much lower fuel requirement with attendant net cost, volume and weight savings, and reduced logistics burden. The catalytic combustion system will have reduced emissions and noise, and longer life. Phase I will produce a bench scale prototype demonstrating proof of concept and stated performance objectives including 75%+ thermal efficiency and 100 hours of operation.

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