An Enhanced: Lower Power, Higher Efficiency, Concentrator Design

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$89,950.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC040076
Award Id:
69252
Agency Tracking Number:
04110379
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2353 Sapphire Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Foss
President
(517) 355-3337
foss@egr.msu.edu
Business Contact:
John Foss
President
(517) 355-3337
foss@egr.msu.edu
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Two primary efforts define the DFTI (Digital Flow Technologies, Inc.) response to the HSARPA requirements to develop a lower cost, more efficient, high (1000 liters/min) volume flow rate concentrator that requires lower power than the extant concentrator designs. The first of these is to create an operational ¿¿pre-concentrator¿¿ that will deliver a jet flow of air-plus-particles with the particulates (aerosols) concentrated at the jet centerline. This flow, delivered to a conventional concentrator tube provides a higher efficiency of operation given this centerline concentration. This prototype will be developed and proof tested with aerosol samples. The second effort will extend the initial design elements of the DFTI Concentrator System (described herein) that provides a dramatic reduction in the required power at a lower system cost. These specific extensions of the initial design elements (as described in this proposal) will be preparatory to the construction of a system in Phase II.

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