Nanoporous Metal Organic Framework Filters for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
EPD10018
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
EPD10018
Solicitation Topic Code:
Topic C
Small Business Information
Cbana Labs, Inc.
2001 South First St., Suite 201, Champaign, IL, 61820
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
623693533
Principal Investigator
 Zheng Ni
 (217) 819-5201
Business Contact
 Zheng Ni
Phone: (217) 819-5201
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The objective of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of using some newly discovered materials, water-stable metal-organic frameworks (MOF), as filters for pollutants common in indoor air. By way of background, recent Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-supported work from Professor Masel’s laboratory has shown that a new class of water-stable MOFs shows unprecedented adsorption capacity for a chemical weapons agent stimulant:  0.23 g of dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP) per cc of adsorbent at room temperature. The materials are stable in air and do not adsorb water. Synthesis can be done in less than 1 minute using a household microwave. In this Phase I project, Cbana Labs will modify the materials for creating porous networks of the materials that are suitable for toxic industrial capture (TIC), build pellets and other low pressure drop structures, and test metals and dyes for enhancing the ability of materials for TIC and indicating the presence of the compounds.

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