Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Advanced Diamond Technologies Receives Third SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation for Mechanical Seals

Abstract:
Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (ADT), the world leader in developing and applying diamond films for industrial, electronic, mechanical, and medical applications, received a $500,000 Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the continued development of diamond-enhanced mechanical seals for pumping applications.

Advanced Diamond Technologies Receives Third SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation for Mechanical Seals

ROMEOVILLE, IL | Posted on January 22nd, 2007

"This additional grant ensures ADT and its partner, John Crane, Inc., continued momentum needed to develop and introduce commercially viable ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®)-enhanced mechanical seals," said ADT president Neil Kane. "We are grateful for the NSF's continued support."

Phase I confirmed the effectiveness of UNCD-enhanced mechanical seals. In highly demanding pumping applications wear was virtually undetectable. ADT will use the Phase IIB funding to bring the products to market—providing pump seals with dramatically improved wear characteristics that will increase reliability and save energy by reducing friction. "The Department of Energy estimates this application would save trillions of BTUs of energy annually," said Kane.

"NSF encourages SBIR grantees to successfully transition their funded research from Phase I and Phase II to commercialization. The success of this effort depends on having a strong technical and business development expertise, with carefully targeted market opportunities. ADT's record in this context indicates that they have an opportunity to succeed in this endeavor, and NSF is happy to play a strong supportive role in their efforts," said NSF's SBIR/STTR Program Director Dr. Deepak G. Bhat who oversaw this award.

In addition to $1.1 million in total funding from the NSF in support of this project, ADT also receives support from the Industrial Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

####

About Advanced Diamond Technologies
Formed in December 2003 to commercialize the ultrananocrystalline diamond technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), ADT is the exclusive licensee to Argonne’s portfolio of patents for synthesizing and using UNCD. ADT is a World Economic Forum 2007 Technology Pioneer, and in 2006 ADT received Frost & Sullivan’s Product Innovation of the Year award and Nanotech Briefs’ Nano 50™ award, as well as being a runner-up for the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Award.

For more information on ADT, visit htt://www.thindiamond.com .

About John Crane Inc.

John Crane Inc. is the acknowledged technology leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanical seals and associated products.

For more information on John Crane Inc., visit http://www.johncrane.com .

About the National Science Foundation’s SBIR Program

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

For more information on NSF’s SBIR Program, visit http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/ .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Calyx Consulting
Jill Jackson, 312-231-9870
Fax: 312-264-0319

http://www.calyxconsulting.com

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Announcements

Global Nano-Enabled Packaging Market For Food and Beverages Will Reach $15.0 billion in 2020 May 26th, 2015

Dr.Theivasanthi Slashes the Price of Graphene Heavily: World first & lowest price – Nano-price (30 USD / kg) of graphene by nanotechnologist May 26th, 2015

Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells May 26th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Energy

Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells May 26th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Visualizing How Radiation Bombardment Boosts Superconductivity: Atomic-level flyovers show how impact sites of high-energy ions pin potentially disruptive vortices to keep high-current superconductivity flowing May 23rd, 2015

Conversion of Greenhouse Gases to Syngas in Presence of Nanocatalysts in Iran May 22nd, 2015

Human Interest/Art

INSIDDE: Uncovering the real history of art using a graphene scanner May 21st, 2015

Winner Announced for NNI’s First ‘EnvisioNano’ Nanotechnology Image Contest May 6th, 2015

To Conserve London's 300-Year-Old Masterpiece, Nanotech & Drones April 12th, 2015

2015 Nanonics Image Contest January 29th, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues May 19th, 2015

Researchers build new fermion microscope: Instrument freezes and images 1,000 individual fermionic atoms at once May 13th, 2015

International and U.S. Students and Teachers Headed to Toronto for 34th Annual International Space Development Conference®: Students competed in prestigious NSS-NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest May 9th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project