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Nanoalumina Water Filtration System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
68701
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C041-304-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARGONIDE CORP.
291 Power Court Sanford, FL 32771 0954
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Nanoalumina Water Filtration System
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0273
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

A miniature, transportable filter system is required for warfighters when traditional resupply is unavailable. The desired technology would remove both chemical and biological agents. A device that integrates sensing capability to actuate the purification system is also desired. We developed a non-woven filter using a nano alumina fiber only 2 nanometers in diameter. It is capable of > 99.9999% (6 logs) retention of bacteria and virus and > 5 logs of Cryptosporidium. The filter is effective at flow velocities hundreds of times greater than virus-rated ultraporous or RO membranes. We propose a filter capable of meeting the biological, chemical and some of the radiological contaminants listed for military potable water (TBMed577). The system coincides with our in-house development of a virus filter for a portable water purification system. In Phase I we will demonstrate that a similar filter will retain >4 logs of virus and bacteria, >90% of a soluble metal ion (arsenic and nickel), and >90% of a soluble organic (metanil yellow dye) to levels that are consistent with drinking water standards. In a Phase I option, we will demonstrate that the filter can also retain > 99% of ethanolamine and methylphosphonic acid.

Principal Investigator:

Fred Tepper
President
4073222500
fred@argonide.com

Business Contact:

Fred Tepper
President
4073222500
fred@argonide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARGONIDE CORP.
291 Power Court Sanford, FL 32771

EIN/Tax ID: 251753847
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No