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Gas Adsorption in Unique Molecular Bushes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41702
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 721195
Norman, OK 73070
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Gerard K. Newman
 Principal Investigator
 (405) 321-0598
Business Contact
 Mrs. Penny Newman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (405) 321-0598
Research Institution

Gas Adsorption in Unique Molecular Bushes--NewMan Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 721195, Norman, OK 73070-4912;
(405) 321-0598
Dr. Gerard K. Newman, Principal Investigator
Mrs. Penny Newman, Business Official
DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82627
Amount: $75,000

Many technological hurdles must be overcome in order to improve the performance of adsorption and membrane processes used for industrial separations. This project seeks to evaluate a new nanostructure adsorbent material that has a highly novel form and properties. This material is very large and highly branched at the molecular level and is known as dendrimer due to its dendritic branching structure. The use of dendrimers as adsorbents potentially offers the capability for high adsorption of hydrogen gas as well as a significant potential for natural gas storage and transport. Phase I will evaluate dendrimers using both molecular simulation and experimental development in order to characterize the material. The effort will build upon previous work in which nanostructured material was synthesized and characterized for utilization in gas technologies.

Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The recent breakthroughs in nanostructured materials offers a unique opportunity for more efficient separation processes. Dendrimers offer the potential of revolutionizing a variety of scientific disciplines from genetic engineering to chemical processing._

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