SBIR Phase I: TBNTBN

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945513
Agency Tracking Number: 0945513
Amount: $149,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
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411 Wolf Ledges Pkwy, Suite 105, Akron, OH, 44311
DUNS: 830669136
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pingshan Wang
 PhD
 (330) 972-6457
 wps@chemnano.com
Business Contact
 Pingshan Wang
Title: PhD
Phone: (330) 972-6457
Email: wps@chemnano.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a nano-engineered polymeric, highly-branched solid material that will sequester and also adsorb waterborne metals efficiently. Metal capture is 60 times greater, gram-for-gram, than the powdered activated carbon currently used. The materials to be used can capture metals over broad concentrations, over a wide range of waste stream temperatures, and over a range of pH levels. The form can be micro-dimensional particles or they can be engineered into solid filter media. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be in the capture of metals contaminating industrial water or gaseous emission streams. In 2000, industry worldwide produced 1.2 billion tons of seven heavy metals of greatest environmental concern. If successful, a market for the technology already exists.

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