PHOTOCHEMICAL AIR SEPARATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8369
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Bell Chemical Research
4415 Hastings Dr, Boulder, CO, 80303
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR WILLIAM BELL
 (303) 499-6452
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NEED EXISTS FOR A PROCESS FOR SEPARATING OXYGEN FROM AIR WHICH IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE, RAPID, OR MINIMAL WEIGHT AND BULK, AND ENERGY EFFICIENT. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE A NOVEL SYSTEM IN WHICH OXYGEN IS SEPARATED FROM AIR BY A CYCLIC PROCESS; OXYGEN IS FIRST BOUND BY AN EXOTHERMIC REACTION AT A TRANSITION METAL SITE IN A CARRIER MOLECULE, AND LATER RELESED BY A PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION INDUCED BY IRRADIATING THE CARRIER MOLECULE. IN PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS CONCEPT, IDENTIFY THE MOST EFFICIENT CARRIERS, AND DEFINE OPERATING PARAMETERS FOR A DEVICE USING THIS TECHNOLOGY. A PROTOTYPE DEVICE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND TESTED IN PHASE II.

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