THE ANNUAL U.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2662
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology & Research
1030 Hamilton Ct, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD W BAKER
PRESIDENT
(415) 328-2228
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ANNUAL U.S. PRODUCTION OF OXYGEN AND NITROGEN IS 20 MILLION TONS EACH. ALMOST ALL OF THESE GASES ARE PRODUCED BYCRYOGENIC FRACTIONATION, A HIGH COST AND ENERGY DEMANDING PROCESS. MEMBRANE SEPARATION FROM AIR IS A POTENTIAL LOW COST ALTERNATIVE PROCESS; HOWEVER, CONVENTIONAL MEMBRANES ARE INSUFFICIENTLY SELECTIVE. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP CARRIERFACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANES. THE CURRENT FACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANES HAVE THE REQUIRED SELECTIVITY, BUT ARE TOP THICK AND FRAGILE FOR A COMMERCIAL PROCESS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP COMPOSITE GEL STRUCTURES INCORPORATING THESE CARRIERS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

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