High Performance Forward Osmosis Membrane Element

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$118,923.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD42P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
114920
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X3.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3507 Breakwater Avenue, Hayward, CA, 94545-3610
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827597811
Principal Investigator:
Aleksandr Noy
Principal Investigator
(510) 695-2777
alex@poriferanano.com
Business Contact:
Olgica Bakajin
Business Official
(510) 695-2777
olgica@poriferanano.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Forward Osmosis (FO) is a promising technology for wastewater treatment applications. FO-based treatment does not require external pressure, can use lightweight components, and has low propensity to foul. Yet, the biggest obstacle to the use of FO processes is the low level of performance of the current commercial FO membranes. This project will use the novel high-flux and high-rejection FO membrane developed by Porifera, scaling up the membrane area, and incorporating it into a membrane module. The project will benchmark the membrane performance in the module, and deliver a module to NASA for further testing in NASA-specific applications.

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