Regenerable Air Filter Media for Adsorption of Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-12-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A112-098-0392
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-098
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road, North Haven, CT, 06473-3106
DUNS: 178154456
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christian Junaedi
 Research Engineer
 (203) 287-3700
Business Contact
 John Scanlon
Title: Finance Manager
Phone: (203) 287-3700
Research Institution
Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a new compact, high efficiency and regenerable adsorption media and system technology for capturing toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) to provide continuous collective protection for DoD infrastructure. This technology will be based upon our novel proprietary high mass and heat transfer adsorption material support elements, originally developed for cabin atmosphere revitalization systems for spacecraft and space station applications, which was demonstrated to be superior (i.e., lower power consumption, lighter, and smaller size) to existing technologies such as pellets and monoliths. Additionally, this technology offers the benefits of rapid in-situ regeneration, high adsorbent utilization, longer adsorbent life, design modularity, and adsorbent flexibility as well as tunability and control of desorption rate and adsorbent bed temperature. In Phase 1, a proof-of-concept of an adsorbent air filter will be developed to demonstrate thermal stability and ability to maintain>90% adsorption activity following exposures to 100 ppmv TIC agent at temperatures of>20 degrees C and relative humidity of 65% for at least 5 adsorption-desorption cycles. Additionally, the prototype ability to capture and release the TIC challenge gas with tunable adsorption and regeneration kinetics will be demonstrated.

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