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SELECTIVE MEMBRANES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2722
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2722
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: 1985
Title: SELECTIVE MEMBRANES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,996.00
 

Abstract:

MAINTAINANCE OF A HABITABLE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD A MANNED SPACECRAFT REQUIRES REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE PRODUCED BY CREW RESPIRATION. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP MEMBRANES AND MODULES ABLE TO SEPARATE C02 FROM AIR. TO MAKE THE PROCESS ENERGY EFFICIENT AND COMPACT, THE MEMBRANES WILL BE HIGH FLUX COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE APPROACH WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN PHASE I. IN A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II PROGRAM, THE MEMBRANE SYSTEM WOULD BE REFINED AND AN ENGINEERING STUDY PERFORMED TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM DESIGN. A PROTOTYPE UNIT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE C02 FROM A LOW AMBIENT CONCENTRATION (0.3%) TO ALMOST PURE C02 SUITABLE FOR DISCHARGE WOULD THEN BE CONSTRUCTED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr hans wijmans
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research
1030 Hamilton Ct Menlo Park, CA 94025

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