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Pre-concentrator for Capture of Trace Fluorocarbons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB16H187
Agency Tracking Number: 099.01.08 (2016)
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 9.01.08
Solicitation Number: 2016-NIST-SBIR-01
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-31
Small Business Information
3514 N Park Drive, Stillwater, OK, 74075-2505
DUNS: 831184671
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Evgueni Kadossov
 (400) 533-4572
Business Contact
 Shoaib Shaikh
Phone: (918) 813-2955
Research Institution
While fluorocarbons are released in relatively small amounts, they can have half-lives in the atmosphere as long as 50,000 years. However, they have extremely high global warming potential relative to other greenhouse gases, so that even small atmospheric concentrations can have large effect on global temperatures. For this reason, monitoring atmospheric concentrations of these compounds, identifying the sources of their emission, and estimating the quantities released is extremely important. Due to their very low atmospheric concentrations, a method to pre-concentrate the gases to significantly improve detection limits and quantification capabilities is necessary. The proposed research will aim to demonstrate the technical feasibility of novel sorbents that have very high affinity and selectivity for sorption of fluorocarbons due to nanoconfinement and fluorous phase molecular interactions. The sorbent will be used to produce and test a pre-concentrator for these target compounds.

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