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
Amount:
$148,986.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-13-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number:
C122-105-0106
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-105
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Justin Hill
PI/ Sr. Engineer
(321) 631-3550
jhill@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
CFO
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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