HYPERLAMINAR FLOW ENGINE FOR COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$775K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc.
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Rd Array
Albany, NY 12205
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The team of Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc., (MiTi), University of Texas – Center for Electro-Mechanics and MITIS of Belgium propose a truly transformative, ultra-high-speed and oilfree, Hyperlaminar Flow Engine (HFE) system that combines low cost viscous shear driven compressor and expander, an integrated low pressure drop recuperator, flameless combustor, permanent magnet generator, lubricant free air foil bearings, advanced power electronics and thermoelectric generator elements to meet the needs of a residential combined heat and power (CHP) plant with 40% electrical efficiency, 2kW total capacity (50/50 thermal/electrical) with low NOx and CO2 emissions (estimated at 4.1E-5 lb/MW-h, and