NOVEL ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MEMBRANES FOR ENHANCED CHEM- ICAL SEPARATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$495,603.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7714
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spire Corp.
Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Ih-hong Loh
() -
Business Contact:
RICHARD S GREGORIO
(617) 275-6000
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS OF ELECTROMEMBRANES THAT WERE PREPAREDTO PROVIDE AN ELECTRIC POTENTIAL BARRIER FOR CONTROLLING PERMEATION OF CHARGED SPECIES HAVE INDICATED FAILURE OF THE MEMBRANES. THIS FAILURE IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE UNSTABLE NATURE OF THE MATERIALS USED IN THEIR FABRICATION. THE SYNTHESIS OF STABLE CONDUCTING POLYMERS BY ION IMPLANTATION PROCESSES HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED SUCCESSFULLY. THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE ION IMPLANTATION TECHNIQUE TO PREPARE ELECTROMEMBRANES WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN THIS PROJECT. RESEARCH IS ALSO PLANNED TO EVALUATE THE SEPARATION EFFICIENCY OF THESE NEWLY FABRICATED ELECTROMEMBRANES.

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