Combustion & Fuel Research, Inc.

857-9 S WAGNER RD
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
9 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $214K
First Award Date 01/01/84
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/90

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hilliard Dr. John C Hilliard 3
Chan Dr. Anthony K.F. Chan 1
Hillard Dr. John C. Hillard 1

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A90-074
Budget: 01/01/90 - 12/31/90

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1988
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88

MANY COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS INVOLVING PARTICLE SIZING AND RADIATION MEASUREMENT REQUIRE AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE REFRACTIVE (N) AND ABSORPTION (K) INDICES OF SOOT. EVEN THOUGH SOOT IS A COMPLEX HYDROCARBON WITH A PARTICULARLY HIGH C:H MASS RATIO, VALUES FOR N AND K FOR CARBON ARE OFTENUSED AS BEING EQUIVALENT FOR SOOT. LITERATURE VALUES OF N...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1985
Budget: 01/01/85 - 12/31/85

THE ESCAPE OF HYDROCARBONS FROMA VARIETY OF SOURCES CAN PRESENT A HEALTH SAFETY PROBLEM. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR RESEARCH FUNDS TO EXPLORE A FLAMELESS IONIZATION CONCEPT TO DETECT SUCH GASES. SMALL QUANTITIES OF HYDROCARBONS (E.G. 0.03% V/V) IN EITHER AIR OR RARE GASES CAN GENERATE LARGE PENNING EFFECTS (ENHANCED IONIZATION THROUGH COLLISIONS WITH ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1984
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84

DIESEL ENGINE OILS HAVE MORE SEVERE DEMANDS MADE ON THEM IN SERVICE THAN DO GASOLINE ENGINE OILS. TWO DIESEL COMBUSTION PRODUCTS THAT LEAD TO RAPID OIL DETERIORATION ARE CARBONACEOUS PARTICULATES AND NO2. BOTH THESE PRODUCTS ARE STRONGLY OPERATING MODE DEPENDANT, THEREFORE, TO SPECIFY AN OIL CHANGE INTERVAL BASED ON MILES TRAVELLED DOES NOT NECE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1984
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84

FURNACES DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON LIQUID FUELS HAVE RADIATION AS THE MAIN MODE OF HEAT TRANSFER, THEY ALSO HAVE LIMITED TURN-DOWN RATIOS. FLAME EMISSIVITIES FOR OIL AND NATURAL GAS IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN MEASURED AS 0.55 AND 0.15 RESPECTIVELY. THEREFORE, DUE TO THE NATURALLY LOW EMISSIVITY OF THE METHANE FLAME, CONVERSION TO NATURAL ...