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SBIR Phase I: Nanocomposite Hydrophobic Photocatalyst for VOC Destruction

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88260
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bijhem Scientific
3750 W. Main Street; Suite # 230 Norman, OK 73072
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase I: Nanocomposite Hydrophobic Photocatalyst for VOC Destruction
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740312
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will examine the feasibility of a novel synthesis process for the creation of a composite hydrophobic nano-photocatalyst. The innovation is expected to allow enhanced volatile organic chemicals (VOC) and organic pollutant adsorptions in either air or liquid mediums. The development of a commercial composite hydrophobic photocatalyst with nanostructured architecture for enhanced efficiency is a competitive advantage not enjoyed by any current commercial photocatalysts. The robustness and flexibility of the proposed synthesis process will allow the utilization of the enhanced photocatalysts in a variety of commercial and residential facilities in a granular powder format as well as in the form of high quality coatings. The broader impact/commercial potential from the technology will be a precision sol-gel process for the synthesis of a super-hydrophobic, translucent, high surface area, antimicrobial, adsorbent composite nanophotocatalyst in an aerogel form. This process will present a major competitive advantage in the air and water organic pollutant remediation markets and will provide an economical solution.

Principal Investigator:

Bijo P. Mathew
MS
4054063294
bpmathew1@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Bijo P. Mathew
MS
4054063294
bpmathew1@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bijhem Scientific, Inc
3900 Goshawk Circle Norman, OK 73072

EIN/Tax ID: 203870989
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No