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Nanoporous Metal Organic Framework Filters for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98681
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EPD10018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Topic C
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CBANA LABORATORIES
2021 South First Street, Suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-7477
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nanoporous Metal Organic Framework Filters for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants
Agency: EPA
Contract: EPD10018
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of using some newly discovered materials, water-stable metal-organic frameworks (MOF), as filters for pollutants common in indoor air. By way of background, recent Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-supported work from Professor Masel’s laboratory has shown that a new class of water-stable MOFs shows unprecedented adsorption capacity for a chemical weapons agent stimulant:  0.23 g of dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) per cc of adsorbent at room temperature. The materials are stable in air and do not adsorb water. Synthesis can be done in less than 1 minute using a household microwave. In this Phase I project, Cbana Labs will modify the materials for creating porous networks of the materials that are suitable for toxic industrial capture (TIC), build pellets and other low pressure drop structures, and test metals and dyes for enhancing the ability of materials for TIC and indicating the presence of the compounds.

Principal Investigator:

Zheng R. Ni
2178195201

Business Contact:

Zheng R. Ni
2178195201
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cbana Labs, Inc.
2001 South First St., Suite 201 Champaign, IL 61820

EIN/Tax ID: 342061300
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No