DEVELOPMENT OF A TOTAL PEROXY DETECTOR FOR FLAME AND COMBUSTION MEASUREMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3393
Amount: $488,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies Inc.
6973 South Andes Circle, Aurora, CO, 80016
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Michael D. Durham
 Principal Investigator
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF AN INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY OF MEASURING THE CONCENTRATION OF OXY AND PEROXY FREE RADICALS IN COMBUSTION STUDIES. THE DETECTOR FOR THE INSTRUMENT IS BASED ON AN AMBIENT FREE RADICAL DETECTOR WHICH USES AN AMPLIFICATION CHAIN REACTION BETWEEN THE FREE RADICALS AND CO AND NO WHICHRESULTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF NO2 WHICH IS DETECTED BY CHEMILUMINESCENT MEASUREMENT. THE DETECTOR WILL BE INTERFACED WITH A TWO STAGE DILUTION SYSTEM TO CONDITION THEGAS STREAM UPSTREAM OF THE DETECTOR. THE DILUTOR WILL USE COMPRESSED GAS FLOWING THROUGH ASPIRATORS TO WITHDRAW AND DILUTE SAMPLE GAS FLOWING THROUGH A CRITICAL ORIFICE: DILUTION RATIOS UP TO 10,000 TO 1 WILL BE PROVIDED TO COOL THE GAS AND REDUCE THE FREE RADICAL CONCENTRATION TO A LEVELACCEPTABLE TO THE DETECTOR. THE ENTIRE SYSTEM WILL BE EVALUATED IN A LABORATORY STUDY EMPLOYING A WELL CHARACTERIZED FLAME.

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