Development of Commercial Techniques for Large Scale Production of Tunable Nanoporous Carbons

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945566
Agency Tracking Number: 0945566
Amount: $149,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: NM
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
900 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ranjan Dash
 (610) 878-6226
Business Contact
 Ranjan Dash
Title: PhD
Phone: (610) 878-6226
Email: RDash@Y-Carbon.US
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop large-scale and continuous manufacturing process for tunable nanoporous carbon by etching metals away from the metal carbide starting materials. The porous carbon materials prepared by this technology are anticipated to exhibit small pore sizes of 0.5-2.2 nanometer with sub Angstrom control and large pore sizes up to 30 nanometer with nanometer control. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the development of a scalable process to manufacture porous carbon materials with tunable pore sizes that will have major applications in a number of areas including atmospheric gas sampling, electrical energy, gas storage, poisoning treatment, water filtration and desalination.

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