DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROSTATIC SCRUBBER FOR SHIPBOARD AIR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,998.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12147
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ada Technologies Inc
304 Inverness Way S - Ste 110, Englewood, CO, 80112
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Michael D Durham
(303) 792-5615
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NAVY HAS IDENTIFIED A NEED FOR AN IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE CONTROL OF PARTICULATE AND GASEOUS CONTAMINANTS TO PROTECT SHIPBOARD PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT. THE NEW SYSTEM SHOULD BE A NON-BARRIER TYPE FILTRATION DEVICE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS: VERY LOW PRESSURE DROP, REQUIRE LITTLE MAINTENANCE, BE INSENSITIVE TO CHANGES IN AMBIENT CONDITIONS SUCH AS TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE, AND MOISTURE, AND PROVIDE HIGH EFFICIENCY REMOVAL OF TOXIC GASES AND PARTICLES. ADA TECHNOLOGIES WILL DESIGN AND EVALUATE AN AIR CONTAIMINATION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SHIPBOARD VENTILATION SYSTEMS USING AN ELECTROSTATICALLY ENHANCED ATOMIZED LIQUID SPRAY SYSTEM. SEVERAL CONFIGURATIONS OF THE CONCEPT WILL BE EVALUATED INCLUDING SINGLESTAGE AND TWO-STAGE PRECIPITATION AND PARTICLE PRECHARGING. THE ELECTROSTATIC ENHANCEMENT WILL PROVIDE THE COLLECTION MECHANISM REQUIRED TO EFFICIENTLY COLLECT PARTICLES IN THE 0.1 TO 1.0 MICRON RANGE THAT ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO COLLECT USING AN INERTIAL SPRAY SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS USE OF NOZZLES DESIGNED TO PRODUCE A VERY FINE SPRAY TO OPTIMIZE THE SURFACE AREA FOR GAS REMOVAL. THE ELECTROSTATIC COLLECTOR ALSO ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR A HIGH PRESSURE DROP INERTIAL MIST ELIMINATOR.

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