Foil Gas Bearing Supported High Speed Centrifugal Blower

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84210
Agency Tracking Number:
78600S05-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
R&d Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road, Bloomfield, CT, 06095
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Giri Agrawal
Dr.
(860) 726-1204
agragiri@aol.com
Business Contact:
Giri Agrawal
Dr.
(860) 726-1204
agragiri@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
78600S The efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells can be increased by anode gas recycling. Therefore, in this project, a motor driven, high-temperature Anode Gas Recyle Centrifugal Blower will be designed, built, and demonstrated. A high-speed direct drive motor, combined with foil gas bearing technology, will result in a low cost, efficient, small, oil-free, and reliable blower. The approach will overcome the technical and economic issues that currently prevent motor driven blowers from being used. In Phase I, a breadboard blower will be designed, built, and demonstrated. In Phase II, a custom designed blower will be developed and demonstrated in an actual solid oxide fuel cell system.

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