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DETECTION SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
856
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
856
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: DETECTION SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE VAPOR CONCENTRATION DEVICE IS PROPOSED. THE DEVICE WOULD BE USED TO CONCENTRATE TRACE ORGANIC VAPORS IN AIR PRIOR TO INTRODUCTION TO A DETECTOR INSTRUMENT. IN THIS WAY, THE COMPLEXITY AND COST OF THE INSTRUMENTATION REQUIRED TO DETECT VAPORS EMITTED FROM HIDDEN EXPLOSIVES COULD BE REDUCED. THE DEVICE UTILIZES THE CONTINUOUS MEMBRANE COLUMN CONCEPT TO PRODUCE THE HIGH SEPARATION FACTORS ACIEVED WITH MULTI-STAGE MEMBRANE CONCENTRATORS, BUT AT MUCH HIGHER YIELDS AND VAPOR THROUGHPUTS. THE MEMBRANE COLUMN WILL BE FORMED USING HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MEMBRANES IN A COUNTER FLOW SPIRAL WOUND MODULE CONFIGURATION. THE MEMBRANE MODULE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND THREE TO FOUR INCHES LONG. THE TOTAL MEMBRANE AREA WILL BE APPROXIMATELY ONE SQUARE FOOT. IN PHASE I, THE CONCEPT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED USING AN EXISTING PERMEATION SYSTEM AND GC DETECTOR. MEMBRANES ALREADY MADE IN OUR LABORATORY AS PART OF AN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM WILL BE USED.

Principal Investigator:

Richard w. baker
4153282228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology Research
1030 Hamilton Court Menlo Park, CA 94025

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