Improved Efficiency Process for Degassing Nanostructured Composite Powders - Alternate PCA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number: A111-010-0723
Amount: $92,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-010
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, -
DUNS: 055625685
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Delahanty
 Principal Investigator
 (412) 382-7150
Business Contact
 Joseph Giglio
Title: Corporate Official
Phone: (412) 382-7150
Research Institution
Degassing to remove Hydrogen is an expensive and time consuming problem. One solution is to find innovative degassing processes. Another is to eliminate one of the sources of hydrogen namely Stearic Acid which is the surfactant of choice. This proposal attempts to replace stearic acid with pure carbon. Some early work suggested this change might be possible. The proposal focuses on the basis of replacement.

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