THE ANNUAL U.

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2662
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD W BAKER
 PRESIDENT
 (415) 328-2228
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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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