SBIR Phase I: Catalytic Traps for Capture of Gas-Phase Toxic Linear Molecules

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0610322
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
NSF 05-605
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0610322
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT
Small Business Information
LNKChemsolutions
2411 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE, 68512
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Gustavo Larsen
 Dr
 (402) 416-1811
 LNKChemsolutions@netscape.net
Business Contact
 Gustavo Larsen
Title: Dr
Phone: (402) 416-1811
Email: LNKChemsolutions@netscape.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will explore the use of a material comprising a fibrous substrate and an inorganic adsorbent/catalytic coating for removal of toxic small linear molecules from smoke. Phase I research will focus on identification of an efficient adsorbent/catalyst coating. The proposed strategy is to make one or more target volatile toxic species react inside the narrow pores of the active phase, to form larger molecular weight species that are unable to leave the internal pore structure of the active component. The toxic, small-molecule targets are known carcinogenic agents. A large sector of the population in general is expected to benefit from deployment of the proposed technology. There is also the possibility of adapting the proposed technology to the design of catalytic filtration media for capture of certain highly toxic volatiles in a number of industries.

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