Nanomechanical Water Purification Device

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC06C
Agency Tracking Number: 034832
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A5.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7 Everett Lane, Suite One, Windsor, VT, 05089-1429
DUNS: 132500062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Cooper
 Principal Investigator
 (802) 674-2444
 ccooper@seldontech.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Wilson
Title: Interim CFO
Phone: (802) 674-2444
Email: jwilson@seldontech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Seldon Laboratories, LLC, proposes a lightweight, low-pressure water filtration device that harnesses the unique properties of nanoparticles to destroy or remove waterborne pathogens. A 2-inch diameter version of the device is estimated to allow a flux rate of 100 ml/minute at less than 0.05 psi. The device is composed of a conductive material that should limit fouling and promote the efficient recharging of the membrane. The innovation represents a significant advancement in membrane technology as it offers superior filtration effects with significantly reduced operating costs. The device could be incorporated into existing systems or designed as a standalone system for water treatment. It is expected that Phase I would demonstrate of the feasibility (efficacy and cost considerations) of the system and Phase II would result in prototype development.

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