PASSIVE WATER REMOVAL FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$59,025.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18337
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Alabama Cryogenic
P.o. Box 2470, Huntsville, AL, 35804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Hendricks
(205) 536-8629
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A CONCEPT FOR PASSIVE REMOVAL OF WATER FROM COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY LINES IS PROPOSED. RELYING ON SURFACE TENSION EFFECTS TO REMOVE THE WATER, THIS CONCEPT IS FEASIBLE FROM A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT BECAUSE OF AN INVENTIVE MANUFACTURING APPROACH DEVELOPED BY ALABAMA CRYOGENIC ENGINEERING. THE PHASE I EFFORT INCLUDES THEORETICAL MODELING AND FEASIBILITY TESTING OF CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE CONCEPT. RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THESE EFFORTS WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR CONTINUATION INTO A PHASE II PROGRAM. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: THE CONCEPT OPERATES WITHOUT ACTIVE MEASURES, IS SIMPLE TO INTEGRATED INTO EXISTING SYSTEMS AND APPEARS COMMERCIALLY VIABLE. SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS ARISING FROM INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE ARE EXPECTED.

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