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Activated-Carbon Fibers With High Surface Areas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20651
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20651
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Activated-Carbon Fibers With High Surface Areas
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,733.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is directed to the preparation of high-surface-area (HSA) activated-carbon fibers that are suitable for the Army's lightweight chemical-protective combat uniforms. The overall goal of the proposed program is to develop a domestic source of activated-carbon fibers having surface areas greater than 1500 m2/g. Our approach begins with a novel method of preparing polymeric precursor fibers, which is based on existing technolog now being commercialized for other applications by Bend Research. The precursor fibers will then be heat-treated, carbonized, and activated using existing, proven techniques, we believe this process offers a high probability for success. Successful completion of hte Phase I program and a subsequent Phase II should lead to domestic production of activated-carbon fibers that are technically superior to those currently available overseas and that are less expensive to produce. During a Phase II program we would collaborate with a textile manufacturer and/or carbon-fiber manufacturer to facilitate the early commercial-scale production of the improved fibers.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Lowell
5033824100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research, Inc.
64550 Research Rd. Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No