Ionic NanoLubricants for Wear Reduction

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,966.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0151
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-126-1342
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-126
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator
 Richard Czerw
 CEO
 (336) 849-7474
 czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact
 Richard Czerw
Title: CEO
Phone: (336) 849-7474
Email: fharris@akronpolysys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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