Development of Activated Carbon Fibers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,766.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
20652
Agency Tracking Number:
20652
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5 Morin St., Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John W. Herrick
(207) 282-5911
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
High surface area, super adsorbent activated carbon fibers are potentially an excellent adsorptive material for chemical protective uniforms. However, these fibers are not currently available from a domestic source. A Phase I program is proposed to demonstrate the feasibility of producing laboratory scale quantities of short highly activated carbon fibers based on a U.S. developed process (U.S. Patent No. 4,082,694). Carbon fibers from four percursor fibers will be obtained; pitch, PAN, phenolic resin and rayon. These fibers will be carbonized with excess potassium hydroxide at temperatures to 800-900 C, washed and dried. The resulting fibers will possess effective BET surfact areas of well over 1500M2/gram and provide excellent toxic vapor adsorption when fabricated into a flocked fabric.

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