Applied Colloids

11080 Industrial Circle NW
Elk River, MN 55330
2 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $1.61MM
First Award Date 07/07/06
Most Recent Award Date 08/27/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Pozarnsky Dr. Gary Pozarnsky 10 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Gear Research Institute

Agency: Army
Topic: A15A-T018
Budget: 08/27/15 - 02/23/16

Applied Colloids proposes the use of its proprietary nanofluid technology as an add-in treatment process for gearboxes and transmissions of military ground vehicles that would reduce the internal friction generated in them. This would reduce the vehicle fuel consumption by 2 to 3%. It would also reduce the wear and maintainance costs for this ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A13-022
Budget: 09/30/14 - 09/30/15

Applied Colloids has developed a simple nanotechnology technique with which to provide a low coefficient of friction on the interacting surfaces of gears and other interacting machinery. This technology would widen the window with which a rotorcraft woul

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A13-022
Budget: 07/18/13 - 01/18/14

Applied Colloids proposes the utilization of its proprietary nanotechnology in order to insure continued operation of powertrain transmissions utilized in rotorcraft. This will entail the use of a nanoadditive to the transmissions of interest. These nanoadditives will coat the interacting gears with a low coefficient material that will insure op...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A11-010
Budget: 04/29/11 - 10/28/11

Applied Colloids proposes the use of a unique heating method to degass cryomilled powders for use in Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). This method is low-cost and scaleable to production quantities. Phase I of this program will degass nanostructured aluminum-boron carbide powders at the rate of 20 pounds per eight hours. Cryomilled powders will...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 B-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

The extraction of dilute concentrations of alcohol from water is one that is widespread through industry and environmental clean-up. It is presently separated by distillation processes, where possible, a technique which is energy intensive and has impacts on product cost and the environment through the use of fossil fuels to supply the energy ne...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD09-EP1
Budget: 11/03/09 - 08/06/10

Many of the safety incidents that occur with lithium-ion batteries are due to the carbon anode currently in use. Incidents can occur that include overcharging in the system, which causes lithium metal to plate out of the cell and passivation at the surfaces of the electrodes in the cell, which can also cause an incident. Applied Colloids propo...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

With the United States dependence on foreign oil imports, new renewable sources of fuel compatible with combustion engines must be found. A source of this new biofuel could be the jojoba plant which is native to the desert Southwest. This is a plant which grows on non-arable desert lands which do not presently support food production in the Unit...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-151
Budget: 08/01/07 - 10/31/09

Due to the phasing out of TNT usage in explosives due to safety and environmental concerns, insensitive explosives utilizing wax binders instead of TNT have gradually replaced TNT in bombs and other explosive shells. The wax material that has been the most utilized in this application has been carnauba wax, but due to its non-domestic productio...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-151
Budget: 07/07/06 - 04/07/07

The use of carnauba wax in melt/castable explosives yields a insensitive explosive formulation that enhances overall safety for the use of these munitions in the field. However, carnauba wax is only obtained from overseas sources and there is no domestic source for this material. This leads to shortages of material and higher prices. There ex...