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NOVEL COPOLYMERS WITH AN IMPROVED COMBINATION OF HIGH PERMEABILITY AND HIGH…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21743
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21743
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: NOVEL COPOLYMERS WITH AN IMPROVED COMBINATION OF HIGH PERMEABILITY AND HIGH SELECTIVITY FOR USE IN MAKING MEMBRANES FOR GAS AND VAPOR SEPARATIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,953.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMERS FOR A NEW CLASS OF MEMBRANES THAT OFFER AN EXCEPTIONAL COMBINATION OF HIGH PERMEABILITY AND HIGH SELECTIVITY COMPARED WITH THAT OF CONVENTIONAL MEMBRANES. THESE HIGH-PERFORMANCE MEMBRANES ARE BASED ON SUBSTITUTED POLYACETYLENES-POLYMERS THAT ARE STRUCTURALLY SIMILAR TO POLYTRIMETHYLSILYLPROPYNE (RTMSP). PTMSP HAS THE HIGHEST PERMEABILITY REPORTED FOR A POLYMER, BUT VERY LOW SELECTIVITY. RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THAT BY PLACING THE PROPER SUBSTITUENT GROUPS ON POLYACETYLENES, POLYMERS THAT OFFER AN EXCEPTIONAL COMBINATION OF HIGH PERMEABILITY AND HIGH SELECTIVITY CAN BE SYNTHESIZED. MEMBRANES MADE FROM THESE POLYMERS MAY REDUCE THE COSTS OF MANY COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT SEPARATIONS AND ALLOW MEMBRANE SYSTEMS TO CAPTURE A LARGER SHARE OF THE GAS- AND VAPOR-SEPARATIONS MARKET. RESEARCHERS PLAN TO DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY BY SYNTHESIZING PROPRIETARY SUBSTITUTED POLYACETYLENES, AND FABRICATING MEMBRANES THAT OFFER IMPROVED COMBINATIONS OF PERMEABILITY AND SELECTIVITY OVER THOSE OF CONVENTIONAL MEMBRANES.

Principal Investigator:

Dwayne T Friesen
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Rd Bend, OR 97701

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No