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Oxygen Production and Delivery on Demand

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-18-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: H17B-005-0055
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17B-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-01-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-21
Small Business Information
539 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, OH, 43228
DUNS: 050264949
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donovan Karnes
 (614) 481-8050
 donovankarnes@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Sheryl Cantu
Phone: (740) 517-1938
Email: stomsic@voyager.net
Research Institution
 Ohio State University
 Hendrik Verweji
 1960 Kenny Rd
Columbus, OH, 43210
 (614) 292-4342
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposal is in response to the Defense Health Agency 2017 Phase I SBIR topic 17B-005.The approach is the use of a membrane oxygen pump using newly developed nano-thickness membranes with all the layers less than 1 micron total.Nanometer thickness membranes enable more oxygen output per surface area at temperatures of 300-600 C than current state-of-the -art 600-800 C membranes that are 50-300 microns thick. In addition, by applying a small voltage and current across the membrane, the oxygen production rate can be greatly increased.During Phase I, we intend to demonstrate 99% plus oxygen purity at a level of 15 liter/minute/sq-meterof membrane surface area, convert the configuration from our flat membrane cells to tubular membrane cells, which increases the support surface area.Building on the tubular membrane support technology, we also plan to develop a concept design for a 120 liter/min oxygen pump targeted for military use. It is anticipated that during a Phase II a 120 liter/min oxygen pump device can be demonstrated that will meet the military needs for a field hospital intensive care unit.

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