SBIR Phase I: Nanocomposite Hydrophobic Photocatalyst for VOC Destruction

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0740312
Agency Tracking Number: 0740312
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: AM
Solitcitation Number: NSF 07-551
Small Business Information
Bijhem Scientific, Inc
3900 Goshawk Circle, Norman, OK, 73072
Duns: 614520026
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bijo Mathew
 (405) 406-3294
Business Contact
 Bijo Mathew
Title: MS
Phone: (405) 406-3294
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will examine the feasibility of a novel synthesis process for the creation of a composite hydrophobic nano-photocatalyst. The innovation is expected to allow enhanced volatile organic chemicals (VOC) and organic pollutant adsorptions in either air or liquid mediums. The development of a commercial composite hydrophobic photocatalyst with nanostructured architecture for enhanced efficiency is a competitive advantage not enjoyed by any current commercial photocatalysts. The robustness and flexibility of the proposed synthesis process will allow the utilization of the enhanced photocatalysts in a variety of commercial and residential facilities in a granular powder format as well as in the form of high quality coatings. The broader impact/commercial potential from the technology will be a precision sol-gel process for the synthesis of a super-hydrophobic, translucent, high surface area, antimicrobial, adsorbent composite nanophotocatalyst in an aerogel form. This process will present a major competitive advantage in the air and water organic pollutant remediation markets and will provide an economical solution.

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