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SBIR Phase I: Nano-Engineered, Surface Selective Membranes for the Production…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74844
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512373
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: SBIR Phase I: Nano-Engineered, Surface Selective Membranes for the Production of Oxygen-Enriched Air
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512373
Award Amount: $99,970.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate nano-engineered, surface selective membranes for the production of oxygen-enriched air with an oxygen content of 40-70. The technical approach that will be employed will be first to narrow the pores of a ceramic, mesoporous support from a diameter of 3-5 nm to 0.4-1.0 nm. A second surface modification will then be employed so as to obtain a surface which will selectively adsorb and transport oxygen over nitrogen. This combination of techniques will result in a membrane whose surfaces have been nano-engineered to be highly selective for oxygen adsorption and transport leading to an economical ceramic membrane for the production of oxygen-enriched air. The major impact from this Phase I research program will be its impact on society through the replacement of energy consuming separations with a more efficient membrane approach for the production of oxygen-enriched air. This technology will find use in small-volume applications such as fuels and chemicals processing and larger-scale manufacturing processes such as steel and glass making due to its low cost.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Schwartz
Dr
3032855116
mschwartz@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Janet M. Casteel
Ms
3032855111
jcasteel@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN Energy Systems Inc
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127

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