Ionic NanoLubricants for Wear Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number: A093-126-1342
Amount: $69,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-126
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
DUNS: 041336913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Czerw
 (336) 849-7474
Business Contact
 Richard Czerw
Title: CEO
Phone: (336) 849-7474
Research Institution
laterOne method to improve reliability, readiness, and survivability of military hardware operating under harsh environmental conditions is reducing frictional loss and wear within equipment. A phase I effort is proposed to prepare compositions of novel nanomaterials and ionic liquid blends with current lubricating oils and assess their potential utility as nanofluid lubricants. A systematic screening of the blends will allow for down selection of promising fluids for further testing of their physical properties and further consideration of their cost and environmental impacts. Such improvements may provide reduction in maintenance costs by reduction of wear and also a reduction of weight associated with thermal management systems.

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