Paul Musille, Ph.D.
Joint Development, Technology Acquisition, Technology Licensing, Supply Agreement, To Be Negotiated
Phase 1 – Proof of concept evaluation within 6 months
Phase 2 – Qualification and field testing in 6-12 months
Proof of concept, prototyping, and qualification funding
Commensurate with proposed opportunity
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a Global Appliance Manufacturer, invites proposals describing solutions able to prevent and/or detect scale deposits and fouling on metal surfaces heating potable water.
Hard water, or water carrying a high amount of dissolved minerals, is common across the US and many other countries around the world. This water is prone to cause precipitation fouling and scale deposits on surfaces it comes in contact with. These deposits can cause major complications across industrial and residential water handling applications. Due to the temperature dependence of solubility for many of the dissolved minerals in hard water, this problem is exacerbated when water is heated, such as in industrial cooling water, water heaters and boilers. The precipitated deposits decrease the efficiency of heat transfer, decrease flow, and lead to increased down time and maintenance.
NineSigma’s client is seeking novel mechanisms of preventing and detecting hard water scale deposits that are safe for use with potable water applications. Solutions may be incorporated as integrated within products and/or offered as add-on devices.
The successful technology will:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
The ideal response will address the following: