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Nano Alumina Air Filtration Media

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
74244
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C051-102-0043
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: 2005
Title: Nano Alumina Air Filtration Media
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5822
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

NanoCeramr filtration media has been developed for purification of water. The active component is a nano alumina fiber only 2 nanometers in diameter. When dispersed with microglass fibers as part of a non-woven fibrous filter it is capable of retaining sub-micron and nanosize particles smaller than virus while maintaining a high flux. Such media has a dirt holding capacity tens of times greater than microglass, meltblown or membrane media, as well as a high filtration efficiency. The media is now being manufactured at a high rate using paper making technology. Pleated cartridges are now being marketed as a high performance turbidity filter. Multilayer depth media versions are being developed for portable as well as residential microbial water filters. Adaptation of the media for air filtration is proposed. Preliminary data show the media is capable of capturing a high level of virus containing aerosols. Initial DOP and NaCl tests show a retention exceeding 99%. During Phase I we will reduce pressure drop to that of HEPA media, while exceeding 99% retention of aerosolized 1¿m latex spheres, 0.2¿m DOP liquid and E coli bacteria. In Phase II we will develop a low pressure drop substitute that exceeds HEPA's performance.

Principal Investigator:

Fred Tepper
Principal Investigator
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