Lightweight, Small Volume, CO2 Removal Technology for Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) and Undersea Platforms: An Advanced Nanotechnology Resolut

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,190.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-10-P-0078
Award Id:
96606
Agency Tracking Number:
S101-002-0056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM 10-002
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2555 49th Street, Unit Number 4, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076793418
Principal Investigator:
John Marshall
President
(303) 442-0156
jay3marsh@aol.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Fuhrer
Financial Officer
(303) 442-0156
cololeader1@msn.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We will employ the very latest methods in nanotechnology to realize vastly improved CO2 scrubbing efficiency in closed cycle underwater breathing apparatuse(UBA). Our system will occupy minimal volume, will be simple in design and will employ benign nano-particles as the CO2 active scrubbing material. Due to the design, CO2 uptake will be maximized and breathing flow resistance will kept at a minimal value over a wide temperature range, i.e. -5 degrees Celsius to over 200 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the scrubbing device will be 100% recyclable and may be replaced immediately in the field as needed by combat swimmers. We estimate that our scrubbing device will occupy less than .05 liters and will weigh less than 0.75 lbs. BENEFITS: We anticipate commercial needs in recreational diving and mine safety. Present mine safety devices employ lithium hydroxide within present escape/rescue emergency breathing devices. This is a health hazard and can be efficiently replaced with our benign, lighter weight system. These systems could be made available to numerous applications where workers might be exposed to high-level CO2 environments.

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