Nanomechanical Water Purification Device

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ04JC06C
Agency Tracking Number:
034832
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A5.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Seldon Laboratories, LLC
7 Everett Lane, Suite One, Windsor, VT, 05089-1429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
132500062
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Cooper
Principal Investigator
(802) 674-2444
ccooper@seldontech.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Wilson
Interim CFO
(802) 674-2444
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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