Advanced Heat Exchangers for Dry-Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0011300
Agency Tracking Number: 210100
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 14d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000969
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-02-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-11-17
Small Business Information
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331-2210
DUNS: 052405867
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Fortini
 Dr.
 (818) 899-0236
 art.fortini@ultramet.com
Business Contact
 Craig Ward
Title: Mr.
Phone: (818) 899-0236
Email: craig.ward@ultramet.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Dry cooling systems are currently the only option for industrial and utility power plants that are unable to obtain permits for cooling water. Dry cooling systems are higher cost and less efficient than wet systems. Ultramet will design, fabricate, and test heat exchangers based on high thermal conductivity, high- permeability open-cell foam. The high surface area of the foam, combined with its high thermal conductivity and low pressure drop, enables it to achieve high efficiency. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Large-scale commercial applications include industrial and utility power plants. Smaller applications include heat exchangers used by the military in desert environments (e.g. air conditioners, environmental control units, heat exchangers for radars).

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