Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,844.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-09-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-187-0255
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-187
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
178154456
Principal Investigator:
Richard Mastanduno
Principal Investigator
(203) 287-3700
rmastanduno@precision-combustion.co
Business Contact:
J. Kevin Burns
President
(203) 287-3700
kburns@precision-combustion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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