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Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants

Award Information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Agave BioSystems, Inc.
401 E. State Street Suite 200 Ithaca, AK 14850-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ07JE25C
Award Amount: $600,000.00


In completing the Phase I SBIR, Agave BioSystems and the Universities Space Research Association, have successfully demonstrated proof of concept for the use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures as next generation smart adsorbents for the adsorption and destruction of potentially toxic air contaminants. Since CNTs have an extremely high surface area, can be readily modified with metals or functional groups, and can function without the mass transfer limitations of traditional activated carbon, they are an ideal material for integration into spacecraft air handling systems. In the Phase II program, we will build upon the unique structural and chemical nature of carbon nanotubes to construct a prototype system utilizing these smart adsorbents.

Principal Investigator:

Joel S. Tabb
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Noe J. Salazar
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agave BioSystems, Inc.
PO Box 100 Ithaca, NY 14851

EIN/Tax ID: 161551819
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Universities Space Research Association
10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 500
Columbia, MD 21044 3432
Contact Phone: (410) 730-2656
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization