A REAGENTLESS SEPARATOR FOR REMOVAL OF INORGANIC CARBON FROM SOLUTION

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12130
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Umpqua Research Company
P.o. Box 791, Myrtle Creek, OR, 97457
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David F. Putnam
 Principal Engineer
 (503) 863-5201
Business Contact
 DAVID F. PUTNAM
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (503) 863-5201
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED SEPARATOR PROVIDES A NOVEL METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF INORGANIC CARBON (IC) FROM SOLUTION PRIOR TO ORGANIC CARBON ANALYSIS. IT IS SUITED FOR EXTENDED OPERATION IN MICROGRAVITY, AS IT DOES NOT REQUIRE THE ADDITION OF LIQUID REAGENTS NOR PURGE GASES FOR INORGANIC CARBON REMOVAL. THE DEVICE CONSISTS OF A CO2 PERMEABLE MEMBRANE DEGASSER CONTAINING A SOLID-PHASE ACIDIC MATERIAL. THE DEVICE WILL BE DESIGNED FOR INTEGRATION WITH PROTOTYPE FLIGHT WATER QUALITY MONITOR HARDWARE. THE DEVICE FUNCTIONS TO REMOVE DISSOLVED GAS FROM SAMPLE STREAMS PRIOR TO ANALYSIS USING IR, UV AND OTHER METHODS OF DETECTION.

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