STTR Phase I: Nanofluids for Improved Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,878.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0930573
Agency Tracking Number:
0930573
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED SCIENCES, INC.
141 W. XENIA AVENUE, CEDARVILLE, OH, 45314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
173666215
Principal Investigator:
David Burton
BS
(937) 766-2020
dburton@apsci.com
Business Contact:
David Burton
BS
(937) 766-2020
dburton@apsci.com
Research Institution:
University of Dayton
Khalid Lafdi
300 College Park Avenue
Dayton, OH, 45469 1295
(937) 255-3622
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project seeks to develop advanced heat transfer fluids using nano-structured carbons. Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) with a thermal conductivity of ~2000 W/m-K, are proposed at loadings which do not sacrifice fluid flow and viscosity. Nanofluids will be fabricated by tailoring the CNFs structure and surface functionalities to meet the above specifications. If successfully commercialized, Nanofluids will make significant energy efficiency and cost reduction gains for air conditioning, and will be useful for cooling of under-the-hood electronics of hybrid electric and electric vehicles and high power microelectronic devices.

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