DETECTION SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 856
Amount: $65,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology Research
1030 Hamilton Court, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD W. BAKER
 (415) 328-2228
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEMBRANE VAPOR CONCENTRATION DEVICE IS PROPOSED. THE DEVICE WOULD BE USED TO CONCENTRATE TRACE ORGANIC VAPORS IN AIR PRIOR TO INTRODUCTION TO A DETECTOR INSTRUMENT. IN THIS WAY, THE COMPLEXITY AND COST OF THE INSTRUMENTATION REQUIRED TO DETECT VAPORS EMITTED FROM HIDDEN EXPLOSIVES COULD BE REDUCED. THE DEVICE UTILIZES THE CONTINUOUS MEMBRANE COLUMN CONCEPT TO PRODUCE THE HIGH SEPARATION FACTORS ACIEVED WITH MULTI-STAGE MEMBRANE CONCENTRATORS, BUT AT MUCH HIGHER YIELDS AND VAPOR THROUGHPUTS. THE MEMBRANE COLUMN WILL BE FORMED USING HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MEMBRANES IN A COUNTER FLOW SPIRAL WOUND MODULE CONFIGURATION. THE MEMBRANE MODULE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND THREE TO FOUR INCHES LONG. THE TOTAL MEMBRANE AREA WILL BE APPROXIMATELY ONE SQUARE FOOT. IN PHASE I, THE CONCEPT WILL BE DEMONSTRATED USING AN EXISTING PERMEATION SYSTEM AND GC DETECTOR. MEMBRANES ALREADY MADE IN OUR LABORATORY AS PART OF AN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM WILL BE USED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government