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Company Information:

Company Name: Porifera Inc.
City: Hayward
State: CA
Zip+4: 94545-3610
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 695-2777

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $568,310.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,499,002.55 2
STTR Phase I $149,941.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Ultra Permeable Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Forward Osmosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Olgica Bakajin, PhD
Award Amount: $149,850.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will take advantage of the unique properties of nanomaterials to develop membranes with improved performance tailored for osmosis applications. Osmosis-based industrial processes have a number of advantages over evaporation and… More

STTR Phase I: Cooperative Nanostructure Driven Self-Assembly in Carbon Nanotube/Block Co-Polymer Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Principal Investigator: Olgica Bakajin, PhD
Award Amount: $149,941.00
RI Contact: Nicholas Decristofaro
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project addresses one of the key barriers for commercial development of the next generation membrane technologies that exploit extremely fast transport through the carbon nanotube pores. These pores enable nearly frictionless flow that could… More

SBIR Phase II: Ultra Permeable Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Forward Osmosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Olgica Bakajin
Award Amount: $499,710.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will take advantage of the unique properties of carbon-nanotube (CNT) pores to develop membranes that are specifically tailored for forward osmosis (FO) applications. FO processes have a number of advantages over evaporation and… More

High Performance Forward Osmosis Membrane Element

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Aleksandr Noy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $118,923.00
Abstract:
Forward Osmosis (FO) is a promising technology for wastewater treatment applications. FO-based treatment does not require external pressure, can use lightweight components, and has low propensity to foul. Yet, the biggest obstacle to the use of FO processes is the low level of performance of the… More

Forward Osmosis-based System for Waste Water Generated During Energy Production Using Waste Carbon Dioxide and Waste Heat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Olgica Bakajin, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,662.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the economic viability of a system designed for carbon capture and water treatment at power plants. The project will measure the performance of a novel forward osmosis (FO) membrane in combination with a carbon-dioxide based… More

SBIR Phase I: Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Ultrafiltration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Klare
Award Amount: $149,875.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on the development of carbon nanotube ultrafiltration (CNT-UF) membranes with high flux and uniform pore size. Carbon nanotubes are known to enhance flux in membranes for water and gas applications. Initial studies have shown that we… More

Forward Osmosis-based System for Treatment of Waste Water Generated during Energy Production using Waste Carbon Dioxide and Waste Heat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Olgica Bakajin
Award Amount: $999,292.55
Abstract:
This proposal will enable the development of a system that will synergistically capture carbon and treat wastewater at power plants. The system will have higher water recovery and treat more problematic water using less energy compared to state of the art technologies.