A significant achievement of the Institute is the development and commercialization of a method for obtaining hydrogen peroxide, in particular hydrogen peroxide of the HTP class, which is used in many industries.
We perform the following tasks:
- tests of the fuels for new liquid, hybrid and gel propulsion systems,
- tests of the hypergolic fuels with hydrogen peroxide,
- development of advanced small-size solid rocket propellants,
- tests of the high-performance green fuels and new-generation oxidizers,
- development of catalysts for single-component propellant applications,
- tests of the chemical compatibility of various structural materials with working fluids.
Chemical laboratory equipment includes, among others:
- Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer with integrated ATR,
- Vhx 7000 digital microscope,
- FCF 22 SHM type laboratory muffle furnace,
- AS Control vibrating screen shaker,
- PM 100 planetary ball mill,
- a stand for pour of the solid rocket propellants.
The institute has more than a decade of experience working with HTP-grade hydrogen peroxide. In 2011, scientists and engineers developed technology to produce hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of more than 98%. Concentrations as high as 99.99% are possible. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation holds several patents for this technology, reserve the rights for the solution in more than 20 countries around the world.
The hydrogen peroxide laboratory focuses on:
- development and optimization of modern methods of obtaining HTP,
- HTP stability tests,
- analytical tests conducted of the obtained peroxide (compliance with the MIL-PRF-16005F standard),
- cooperation with the industry to implement HTP technology.
The laboratory offers the following markings:
- analysis of trace amounts of elements and determination of trace ion content in accordance with the MIL-PRF-16005F standard: Avio 200 ICP optical emission spectrometer,
- dry residue after evaporation,
- compatibility tests,
- organic and inorganic carbon content: laboratory total organic carbon (TOC), Sievers Innovox ES analyzer,
- microscopic membrane analysis of particle size distribution.