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AEROGEL PROCESSING OF CERAMIC COMPOSITE MEMBRANES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17098
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17098
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: AEROGEL PROCESSING OF CERAMIC COMPOSITE MEMBRANES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,099.00
 

Abstract:

BIOREGENERATIVE PROCESSES STRESS MEMBRANE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, INCREASING THE NEED FOR A VIABLE CERAMIC MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY. SOL-GEL DERIVED MEMBRANES THAT ARE PROCESSED BY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION (AEROGEL) TECHNIQUES OFFER THE POTENTIAL OF NET-SHAPED, LOW-COST FABRICATION, WITH PRECISE CONTROL OF MEMBRANE PORE STRUCTURES. COMBINED WITH CERAMIC FIBER REINFORCEMENT, THE AEROGEL CERAMIC PROCESS PERMITS THE FABRICATION OF TOUGH, LOW-COST, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, STRUCTURAL-MEMBRANE-MATERIAL SYSTEMS. THE FEASIBILITY OF USING SOL-GEL/AEROGEL PROCESSESTO FABRICATE CERAMIC-COMPOSITE MEMBRANES, WITH CONTROLLED PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION, WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGYWITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE, ULTRA-FILTRATION CAPABILITY. SILICON NITRIDE-REINFORCED MULLITE WILL BE USED AS A MODEL MATERIAL SYSTEM. MEMBRANE DISKS WILL BE AEROGEL PROCESSED, AND CHEMICALLY AGED AND INFILTRATED TO CONTROL MEMBRANE PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION. CHARACTERIZATION WILL INCLUDE THERMAL STABILITY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES. BIOREGENERATIVE PROCESSES STRESS MEMBRANE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, INCREASING THE NEED FOR A VIABLE CERAMIC MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY. SOL-GEL DERIVED MEMBRANES THAT ARE PROCESSED BY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION (AEROGEL) TECHNIQUES OFFER THE POTENTIAL OF NET-SHAPED, LOW-COST FABRICATION, WITH PRECISE CONTROL OF MEMBRANE PORE STRUCTURES. COMBINED WITH CERAMIC FIBER REINFORCEMENT, THE AEROGEL CERAMIC PROCESS PERMITS THE FABRICATION OF TOUGH, LOW-COST, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, STRUCTURAL-MEMBRANE-MATERIAL SYSTEMS. THE FEASIBILITY OF USING SOL-GEL/AEROGEL PROCESSESTO FABRICATE CERAMIC-COMPOSITE MEMBRANES, WITH CONTROLLED PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION, WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGYWITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE, ULTRA-FILTRATION CAPABILITY. SILICON NITRIDE-REINFORCED MULLITE WILL BE USED AS A MODEL MATERIAL SYSTEM. MEMBRANE DISKS WILL BE AEROGEL PROCESSED, AND CHEMICALLY AGED AND INFILTRATED TO CONTROL MEMBRANE PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION. CHARACTERIZATION WILL INCLUDE THERMAL STABILITY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PORE SIZE AND PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION, AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl Inc
1549 Glorieta Ne Albuquerque, NM 87112

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