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Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C122-107-0004
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-107
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Milow Ltd.
174 East Bay Street Charleston, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Continuous Ionization System for Electrostatic Collection of Bioaerosols in Building Protection Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9132T-13-C-0006
Award Amount: $149,933.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal presents a method and technology for continuous ionization of bio-aerosols and airborne particles in building protection applications to enable effective removal of the ionized particles from the air flow by an electrostatic collection device. The proposed ionization method is based on a concept of combining a novel method of direct induction charging by an electric field with diversion of the air streamlines into many small passageways where field shapers are used to amplify the field intensity. No replenishing of consumables is needed for this process, it does not generate ozone and the efficient ionization in its low pressure-drop passageways consumes less power than HEPA filtration for building HVAC systems. The main objective of the proposed effort will be to demonstrate the ionization performance of a prototype that will be designed, built and tested in autonomous and continuous operation mode during a period of one week, including air monitoring to detect any ozone levels over the normal. The prototype features and the test results conducted in Phase I will be summarized in a final report, including evaluation of the induction charging characteristics for various types and sizes of particles.

Principal Investigator:

Gideon Rosenberg
V.P. R&D
(843) 727-6526
gidros@barak.net.il

Business Contact:

Lowell Brickman
CEO
(512) 767-9192
lowell@indeed.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Milow Ltd.
174 East Bay Street Charleston, SC -

EIN/Tax ID: 571018552
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No