CavitroniX™ Corporation, a Delaware corporation, was established in 2006. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells the Emulsion to Combustion™ (E2C®) water-in-fuel emulsification systems, which dramatically improve the performance of existing oil-fired furnaces, boilers and diesel engines using a breakthrough technology that reduces fuel oil consumption while simultaneously reducing green house gas emissions and particulate matter. CavitroniX™ is a first mover in the $6 billion dollar market for upgrade equipment for existing oil-fired boilers. In addition to the stationary boiler market, the Company expects significant near-term sales to the military (diesel fired generators) and marine (military launches, lighters and patrol boats and civilian fishing, tug and work boats)
The E2C® System
The CavitroniX™ E2C® System is installed as an upgrade to an existing fuel oil-fired boiler or furnace. It can also be used with diesel generators or on diesel powered marine vessels. In any of these applications, it converts standard fuel oil into a water-fuel emulsion (typically 85 percent fuel oil and 15 percent water). The emulsion produced by the CavitroniX™ unit can be used as fuel without any need to modify existing boiler systems or diesel engines.
Standard CavitroniX™ units are available to fit a variety of boiler and furnace sizes, ranging from the size of a high school boiler consuming up to 25 gallons of fuel per hour to a large industrial boiler or furnace consuming 200 gallons or more of fuel per hour. Custom systems can accommodate fuel flow rates in excess of 600 gallons per hour. Our units also accommodate a wide range of fuel types, from Number 2 fuel oil (diesel and home heating oil) to Number 6 fuel (less refined heavy oil that must be heated in the fuel tank to keep it viscous). The unit is compact, is low maintenance and is designed to “plug and play” when installed by HVAC contractors.
Additionally, the CavitroniX™ unit can also be used on diesel-powered marine applications, including ferries, commercial fishing boats, tug boats, pilot boats and oil-crew service boats. The unit works well with diesel fuel and the same unit can be used on both stationary boilers and boats without requiring any modification. Finally, the unit is suitable for use on diesel-powered generators.
In a typical boiler, fuel oil is sprayed into the combustion chamber of the boiler through an atomizer, which converts the liquid fuel into a mist of small drops of oil. When the boiler is burning straight fuel oil, the oil drops retain their original size and the combustion chamber is not able to completely burn the fuel oil. This incomplete combustion limits the efficiency of the boiler. The incomplete combustion process also generates significant harmful emissions, including NOx and soot.
A CavitroniX™ system creates a “petroleum emulsion.” An emulsion is a mixture of two liquids that cannot be chemically combined. A water-in-oil emulsion consists of fine water droplets, uniformly distributed throughout the fuel oil. Because the bulk of our emulsion consists of oil (typically 85% oil; 15% water), each drop of water is surrounded by a larger amount of oil.
CavitroniX™’s emulsion is sprayed into the combustion chamber in the same way as regular fuel oil; however, each drop contains water at its core. As each drop of CavitroniX™ emulsion reaches the high heat of the combustion chamber, water at the core of the droplet bursts into steam in a “micro explosion”. The sudden burst of steam shatters the surrounding fuel oil into much smaller droplets, dramatically increasing the surface area of fuel oil in the combustion thereby obtaining more complete combustion of the oil.
Over the past four years, the Company’s management team has solved very difficult engineering problems and has demonstrated that it has the skills necessary to develop the technology from a concept to a production unit. It has acquired deep functional skills in water fuel emulsions. More recently, we have enhanced the team with entrepreneurial, start-up and marketing experience. Our collective experience in starting new businesses and assembling the talent necessary for growth is a key asset of the Company. The team consists of:
Thomas G. David
CEO and President
Mr. David joined CavitroniX™ in March of 2010 and serves as its CEO and President. He was a co-founder, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Operations at Avalon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AVRX), now part of Clinical Data Inc. Before joining Avalon in 2000, Mr. David spent 20 years in high technology industries, including work in both government and private industry in international satellite, broadcast, cable and common carrier telecommunications.
Charles P. Lickson
Executive Vice President of Operations
Mr. Lickson is the Founder of the CavitroniX™ Corporation. He began working on the technology in 2006. During his thirty-five year career preceding CavitroniX™, Mr. Lickson had a law practice, where he was involved in an advisory capacity to a number of technology companies – both existing and start-up. He is the author of seven books, including Negotiation Basics, Ironing It Out: Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict, and Legal Guide for Small Business. He is co-author of a White Paper on Fuel Emulsions with Charles Markert, CavitroniX™’s CTO.
Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice-President of Engineering
Mr. Markert has been a civil engineer for 30 years with the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He was involved in all aspects of facility design of Navy and Marine Corps Bases around the world, as well as a leader/manager in the Engineering & Design department of the organization. He developed the product design, prototyping, testing, fabrication and installation of the CavitroniX™ E2C® water/fuel emulsion. He practiced for 34 years as a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. He is co-author of a White Paper on Fuel Emulsions with Charles Lickson, CavitroniX™’s EVP.
Lance I. Pelter
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Pelter joined CavitroniX™ in May of 2011. He has held leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and Finance in the information services and technology fields for General Electric and GXS, Inc (a business spun off by GE) over the past 36 years. Responsibilities have included management of large and geographically distributed sales and technical teams with full P&L ownership; global product line management, negotiation of major contracts, pricing of products and services; approval of special contracts; and managing relationships with leading industry consulting firms.
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