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High Performance Forward Osmosis Membrane Element

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114920
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X3.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Porifera inc.
3507 Breakwater Ave Hayward, CA 94545-3610
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High Performance Forward Osmosis Membrane Element
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD42P
Award Amount: $118,923.00
 

Abstract:

Forward Osmosis (FO) is a promising technology for wastewater treatment applications. FO-based treatment does not require external pressure, can use lightweight components, and has low propensity to foul. Yet, the biggest obstacle to the use of FO processes is the low level of performance of the current commercial FO membranes. This project will use the novel high-flux and high-rejection FO membrane developed by Porifera, scaling up the membrane area, and incorporating it into a membrane module. The project will benchmark the membrane performance in the module, and deliver a module to NASA for further testing in NASA-specific applications.

Principal Investigator:

Aleksandr Noy
Principal Investigator
5106952777
alex@poriferanano.com

Business Contact:

Olgica Bakajin
Business Official
5106952777
olgica@poriferanano.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Porifera Inc.
3507 Breakwater Avenue Hayward, CA 94545-3610

EIN/Tax ID: 262704998
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No