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A MEMBRANE OXYGEN EXTRACTION UNIT FOR LIFE SUPPORT IN A CHEMICALLY CONTAMINATED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8849
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8849
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A MEMBRANE OXYGEN EXTRACTION UNIT FOR LIFE SUPPORT IN A CHEMICALLY CONTAMINATED ENVIRONMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $471,436.00
 

Abstract:

IN THE EVENT OF WAR, IT IS LIKELY THAT TOXIC VAPORS MAY BE ENCOUNTERED BY TROOPS UNDER ATTACK. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE USE OF A MEMBRANE SYSTEM ABLE TO SELECTIVELY REMOVE OXYGEN FROM FEED AIR. WITH A SUITABLE MEMBRANE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE A PERMEATE GAS CONTAINING 25-30 VOL% OXYGEN AND LESS THAN 1% OF THE ORIGINAL CHEMICAL AGENT IN THE FEED AIR. THE MEMBRANE SYSTEM CAN BE MADE COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT AND REQUIRES NO CHANGE OF ABSORPTION CARTRIDGES OR FILTERS. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCING THE MEMBRANE MODULES AND SYSTEMS IS ALREADY DEVELOPED, BUT SUITABLE MEMBRANE MATERIALS ARE LACKING. THESE MATERIALS WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM. IN THE PHASE II PROGRAM, A PROTOTYPE UNIT WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED AND EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Amulya Athayde
4153282228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research
1360 Willow Rd Menlo Park, CA 94025

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