POROUS HYDROPHOBIC MEMBRANES FOR PATHOGEN REMOVAL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$93,324.00
Award Year:
1999
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
45889
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43ES009573-01A1
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
325 WATER ST, WILMINGTON, DE, 19804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PURUSHOTTAMSHANBHAG
() -
Business Contact:
(302) 999-7996
SNEMSER@COMPACTMEMBRANE.COM
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available Portable shelters and tents used by the U.S. Army in field operations for maintenance of vehicles and aircraft, as hospitals, and as billeting for personnel have no built-in insulation capability and rely on huge environmental control units (ECU) to establish a reasonable working environment. During operational deployments, these ECUs create a logistic requirement that is burdensome to the Army. What if there was a way to insulate these temporary structures in such a way as to reduce or eliminate the need for ECUs? At the same time, the thermal signature of the temporary structure could be negated, hiding it from an enemy's target list. Infinite Materials & Products, Inc., (IMP) believes that a flexible ceramic insulation material developed under contract to-the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization can be spray applied to the inside and/or outside of existing temporary shelters and tents to thoroughly insulate them to all climatic conditions, automatically blocking any heat signature and any sound created by the activity inside. IMP's insulation acts as a thermal sealant for the component, which is a completely different approach to simply filling the dead air space between structural members. BENEFITS: Since the insulation is spray applied, it can be used to add insulation capability to any habitable structure or vehicle, including ground, air, and sea applications. In addition, the insulation will compete directly against fiberglass in cost, but have the thermal

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