PASSIVE WATER REMOVAL FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18337
Amount: $59,025.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Hendricks
 (205) 536-8629
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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