PHOTOCHEMICAL AIR SEPARATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8369
Agency Tracking Number:
8369
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4415 Hastings Dr, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR WILLIAM BELL
(303) 499-6452
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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