COUNTERFLOW SUPERSONIC VIRTUAL IMPACTOR

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21741
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aerochem Research Laboratorys
Po Box 12, Princeton, NJ, 08542
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Felder
 (609) 921-7070
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NOVEL METHOD, SUPERSONIC VIRAL IMPACTION, IS BEING INVESTIGATED TO SEPARATE AND COLLECT FINE, SOLID PARTICLES FROM GASES. THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF THE METHOD ARE: SEPARATION OF PARTICLES FROM HOT, CHEMICALLY AGGRESSIVE, CONDENSIBLE CARRYING GASES WHILE PRESERVING THE PARTICLES FROM CONTAMINATION BY THE CARRYING GAS; REDUCTION IN SIZE AND COMPLEXITY COMPARED TO COMPETING SEPARATION TECHNIQUES SUCH AS FILTRATION; AMD SEPARATION OF SMALLER PARTICLES THAN CONVENTIONAL SUBSOMIC IMPACTION TECHNIQUES. RESEARCHERS ARE DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF THE METHOD BY SEPARATION AND COLLECTION OF 1-10 UM DIAM SOLID PARTICLES FROM SUPERSONIC AIR FLOWS. THE RESEARCH IS DEVELOPING AN IMPROVED PARTICLE SEPARATION AND CLASSIFICATION METHOD WHICH EXTENDS BOTH THE RANGE OF PARTICLE SIZES WHICH CAN BE HANDLED, AND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH SUCH SEPARATIONS CAN BE CARRIED OUT. APPLICATIONS IN COMBUSTION SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL MATERIALS, PARTICLE SIZE CLASSIFIERS, AND WASTE EFFLUENT CLEANUP ARE BEING EXPLORED.

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