Powder Reactant Delivery System for Air Independent Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0292
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-030-0447
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N10A-T030
Solitcitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
IngeniumTechnologies Corp.
4216 Maray Drive, Rockford, IL, 61107
Duns: 128204190
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Chaudoir
 Senior Engineer
 (815) 399-8803
 dave.chaudoir@ingeniumtech.com
Business Contact
 Jeffery Schneider
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (815) 315-9271
Email: jeff.schneider@ingeniumtech.com
Research Institution
 Drexel University
 Yury Gogotsi
 3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
 (215) 895-6446
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
An air independent fuel cell fuel delivery system that is based on the reaction of aluminum and water with a unique additive package that promotes and controls the rate of hydrogen generation and heat released. The fuel delivery system features a unique design that controls the introduction of fuel to the user, yet allows for rapid refueling between missions. The fuel mixture is packaged in an inexpensive modular approach that facilitates the fueling and defueling process without leakage or packaging failures. Operation of the fuel delivery system features a readily controlled process where only the needed fuel required to operate the platform is provided at the inlet conditions of a PEM fuel cell. As the rate of fuel delivery drops, additional fuel mixture is exposed to water allowing the flow rate to the fuel cell to remain constant. Start-up of the system is rapid and fuel delivery process can be stopped and restarted without any manned intervention. Flow delivery can be varyed thoughout the mission operating scenario from about 2% to 100% of flow requirements.

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