Regional Ground Truth Database Development in Southern Asia: Phase I Mining Explosions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83259
Agency Tracking Number: 65149S01-I
Amount: $98,699.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Berland
 Scientist
 (303) 285-5111
 bberland@itnes.com
Business Contact
 Janet Casteel
Title: Manager
Phone: (303) 285-5111
Email: jcasteel@itnes.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
65149 Currently, no technology exists for the direct, small scale, production of enriched air with oxygen concentrations of 40-70%. This project will develop surface selective membrane technology to economically produce enriched air for markets such as fuel processing for fuel cells and medical applications. The technology relies on the controlled surface modification of inorganic microporous membranes. Phase I will evaluate selective surface adsorption membranes for producing enriched air. The technical and economical feasibility of the membrane approach will be determined. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The technology should have direct use in producing enriched air with oxygen concentrations in the 40-70% range. The enriched air should be useful in applications such as fuel processing for fuel cells and in small volume medical applications.

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