TechConnect Innovation Program

Vapor-grafted polymer coating for increased condenser efficiency

DropWise Technologies Corp., MA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

DropWise Technologies Corp. is developing an innovative new coating material and vapor-based application process to boost the thermal performance of condensers used in a wide range of thermal-fluid processes, from power generation and desalination to chemical refining and refrigeration.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: DropWise coatings improve system efficiency, enabling reduced energy consumption and emissions, with 3 key advantages:
1 High thermal performance from ultra-thin hydrophobic films
2 High durability via covalent grafting to metal surfaces to avoid delamination
3 Low application cost and downtime with in-field retrofit capability

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 37M

Website: www.drop-wise.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, Corporate Venture Capital, Corporate Partner, Personal Savings

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners