Development of an Advanced Flameless Combustion Heat Source Utilizing Methanol
Final rept. Dec 2002-Nov 2003
CATALYTIC DEVICES INTERNATIONAL LLC PLEASANTON CA
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Report developed under Broad Agency Announcement contract. As part of ongoing efforts to provide soldiers with easier and faster methods for heating water, food and themselves, while simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and bulk, and as an alternative to open-flame stoves or chemical heaters, Catalytic Devices International, LLC CDI was awarded a Broad Agency Announcement BAA contract to develop a fundamentally new type of heating device. The company partnered with, and received 50 matching funding from a major commercial outdoor-equipment manufacturer interested in the technology for camping food and installation in clothing. This report summarizes the effort spanning December 2002 to November 2003. It notes the technical obstacles, solutions, new approaches taken in adapting the Advanced Flameless Combustion Technology AFCT principles toward practical application.
- Physical Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition