Diesel-Fired Self-Pumping Water Heater R&D

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20657
Amount: $49,723.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
151 California Street, Newton, MA, 02158
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew D. Vasilakis
 (617) 964-2042
Business Contact
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Research Institution
A self-pumping water heater is proposed wherein a small portion of the water to be pumped is evaporated in a boiler and used to pressurize and heat the main stream of water. Unlike early slow direct-acting steam pumps, the proposed approach operates at moderate frequencies and is extremely compact. In Phase I, an analytical model describing the dynamics of the process would be formulated, and a proof-of-principle self-pumping water heater would be fabricated and tested.

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