Continuing the development of advanced coatings for industrial applications, DropWise Technologies Corp. has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by NAVAIR to protect heat exchangers from fouling and erosion in mission-critical activities.
DropWise is excited to announce it was awarded a Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation to address the challenge of fouling on membranes used in biopharmaceutical processing. The successful application of this coating would increase the membrane lifetime and product yield of various production streams.
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The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is pleased to announce DropWise Technologies Corp. as the winner of the TechBridge Challenge on Advanced Industrial Surfaces. The Challenge prize is up to $100k of testing services from Fraunhofer to help accelerate the startup’s technology.
DropWise was delighted to be awarded a TechConnect National Innovation Award for Advanced Vapor-Coating Technologies at this years’ conference in Washington D.C. Adam Paxson, CEO of DropWise, presented at the event on innovations in iCVD technology to allow for depositing a range of high-performance coatings to benefit industrial applications.
MIT ILP News In a way, we’re still living in the Steam Age, and grappling with the limitations of steam power. More than 85% of the world’s electrical power comes from steam power plants, according to Adam Paxson, chief executive officer of DropWise Technologies. After driving the plant’s turbines, steam is condensed back to water in a heat exchanger, whose metal tubes are filled with running cold water. This condensation also creates a vacuum that helps to pull steam through the turbines. But condensation itself is not so efficient, because thick blankets of water build up on the condenser’s metal tubes and block the flow of heat.
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