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Development of Activated Carbon Fibers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20652
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20652
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Development of Activated Carbon Fibers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,766.00
 

Abstract:

High surface area, super adsorbent activated carbon fibers are potentially an excellent adsorptive material for chemical protective uniforms. However, these fibers are not currently available from a domestic source. A Phase I program is proposed to demonstrate the feasibility of producing laboratory scale quantities of short highly activated carbon fibers based on a U.S. developed process (U.S. Patent No. 4,082,694). Carbon fibers from four percursor fibers will be obtained; pitch, PAN, phenolic resin and rayon. These fibers will be carbonized with excess potassium hydroxide at temperatures to 800-900 C, washed and dried. The resulting fibers will possess effective BET surfact areas of well over 1500M2/gram and provide excellent toxic vapor adsorption when fabricated into a flocked fabric.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Herrick
2072825911

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin St. Biddeford, ME 04005

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