Compact Heat Exchanger for Micro-Turbine-Based Cooling, Heating, and Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,816.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER83899
Award Id:
68962
Agency Tracking Number:
75580S04-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 Nuttman Street, Suite 114, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Kelly
Dr.
(408) 982-2302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Dr.
(408) 982-2303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
75580-Conventional hot water heat exchangers, which utilize waste heat from micro-turbines, are large, heavy, and costly, limiting the application of micro-turbine-based Combined Heat and Power systems to institutional, commercial, and residential markets. This project will develop a compact heat exchanger that utilizes special internal heat transfer augmentation features, reducing heat exchanger size and weight by 60% and 68%, respectively, at a reasonable cost. In Phase I, the compact heat exchanger will be designed for an application of interest and performance will be projected. The performance projections will then be tested in a combustion facility. Lastly, the design and performance projections will be updated, and the technical and economic feasibility of using the concept in Combined Heat and Power Systems will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The compact heat exchanger should find use in institutional, commercial, and even high end residential Combined Heat and Power systems. These applications should result in fuel cost, fuel use, and greenhouse gas reductions of $3.4billion/year, 766 million MM Btu/year, and 41.7 million tons/year, respectively.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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