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DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
382
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
382
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: DESIGN
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN INNOVATIVE ELECTRODE DESIGN FOR ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS THAT WILL ENHANCE FINE PAARTICLE COLLECTION HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THIS NEW DESIGN CONCEPT INVOLVES WAVE-SHAPED ELECTRODES (WAVY ELECTRODES) AND OFFERS SOME FUNDAMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE CONVENTIONAL PRECIPITATOR CONFIGURATION. IN TERMS OF THE ELECTRIC FIELD AND GAS FLOW CHARACTERISTICS, THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE (1) A MORE UNIFORM ELECTRIC FIELD THAT ALLOWS OPERATION AT A HIGHER AVERAGE ELECTRIC FIELD WITHOUT SPARKOVER, AND (2) THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN LOW TURBULENT LEVELS NEAR THE COLLECTOR WALLS, THUSMINIMIZING THE REENTRAINMENT LOSS. SUCH A DESIGN WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE COLLECTION EFFICIENCY OF FINE PARTICLES IN THE SIZE RANGE THAT HAS BEEN TRADITIONALLY THE MOST DIFFICULT TO COLLECT. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT ARE TO CONDUCT A TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY STUDY TO GENERATE QUANTITATIVE DATA FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS WITHTHE WAVY ELECTRODE AND TO DESIGN A BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTAL MODEL. THIS EFFORT IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO COMMERCIALIZATIONOF THE WAVY ELECTRODE PRECIPITATOR.

Principal Investigator:

Edward w. geller
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Industries Inc
21414 68th Ave. South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No