Regenerable Air Filter Media for Adsorption of Toxic Industrial Chemicals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$149,982.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132T-12-C-0008
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-098-0421
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-098
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
968076914
Principal Investigator:
JamesLanger
President
(651) 503-3930
jlanger@serionix.com
Business Contact:
JamesLanger
President
(651) 503-3930
jlanger@serionix.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) both pose a significant threat to DoD personnel both in the field as well as in established infrastructure such as large buildings. Current VOC/TIC protection technologies suffer from incomplete removal of contaminants, high operating costs, and limitation to single-use only. Recent research suggests activated carbon fibers (ACFs) are an optimal platform for continuous chemical protection due to high capacity and rapid rates of adsorption and desorption. Traditional ACFs unfortunately suffer from exorbitant costs. This SBIR Phase I project will result in the development of ultrafast, high permeability, regenerable ACFs based on a low-cost carbon-on-glass geometry. Serionix will demonstrate feasibility of this new technology through the following activities: 1) preparation of ACFs using a dip-coating method; 2)characterization of tunable TIC (ammonia, NO2) adsorption capability of the ACFs; 3) research and development of new synthesis and regeneration techniques to maximize the efficiency of the system.

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