High-Efficiency Heat Exchanger for Individual Stoves

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-07-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A062-174-3436
Amount: $119,893.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-174
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Bowman
 Principle Investigator
 (617) 498-5658
 bowman.j@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TIAX with the support of Cascade Designs, Inc propose to develop a high efficiency Heat Exchanger Cup (HEXC) for use with the Modular Individual Water Heater (MIWH). The MIWH is based on a new, self-powered, fuel delivery technology, called Capillary Force Vaporizer (CFV). The overall heat transfer efficiency is determined primarily by the heated surface area of the HEXC and how the HEXC interfaces with the burner in the MIWH to maximize the combustion efficiency (shielding from cross winds and controlling excess air) and to maximize the heat transfer from the flame and hot gases to the HEXC surface. Phase I of this project is the development, testing and trade-off evaluation of HEXC design options for high efficiency heat transfer, soldier useability and durability, compact stowage, manufacturability and cost effectiveness. The primary focus of the HEXC design is the application of liquid fuel-fired burner design to the development of surface features and system geometries that promote high heat transfer and optimum gas flow while minimizing unwanted emissions, particularly soot.

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