Light-weight Low-volume High Oxygen Storage Density Material for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: C122-105-0106
Amount: $148,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD12-105
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Hill
 PI/ Sr. Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: CFO
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
This proposal details the method of fabrication for a hierarchical hybrid nanomaterial for oxygen storage vessels. These vessels exceed the volumetric and gravimetric storage capacity of an oxygen cylinder by 330% and 215%, respectively. It is estimated that this oxygen storage device will weigh about 12% of a standard low pressure 2216 psi O2 cylinder and be only 4% of the total volume. The oxygen storage device does not depend on adsorption or a chemical reaction, which reduces the complexity of the system, making it easy to use. Mainstream will determine the optimal fill/seal/release mechanism to ensure close control over the release of oxygen to match the user"s needs. Furthermore, the novel storage medium comprises a safe technology that would gain immediate market penetration in the area of oxygen storage and delivery in the personal protection equipment, rescue equipment, aviation, and medical industries.

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