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CO2 Scrubber Material

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240523C0011
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0715
Amount: $1,187,787.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM222-003
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-27
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Min Song
 (978) 738-8280
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

Critical need for a non-toxic, regenerative carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber material with enhanced scrubbing capacities and safety for rebreather applications. The current state-of-the-art (SOA) scrubber material for rebreather is soda lime. Soda lime is highly toxic, has low CO2 capacity, and is non-regenerative requiring an entire logistics chain. Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is developing a novel, non-toxic high-performance CO2 scrubber for rebreather applications with enhanced performance compared to that of soda lime and regenerative capabilities with minimum performance degradation in between subsequent cycles. Successful development of the proposed technology will result in longer mission duration, increased mission safety, and decreased logistic and cost burden. PSI’s approach builds upon SOA industrial CO2 scrubbing techniques and PSI’s expertise in sorbent technologies. PSI demonstrated the core feasibility of the proposed approach in the Phase I program. The Phase II program will further mature the innovative technology to achieve TRL +6 for comprehensive testing in a rebreather system under operational conditions.

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