High Capacity Supported Ionic Liquids for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Rebreather Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: C122-106-0098
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: CBD12-106
Solitcitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Busek Co. Inc.
MA, Natick, MA, 01760-1023
Duns: 184629491
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yu-Hui Chiu
 Director, Applied Sciences
 (508) 655-5565
Business Contact
 Judy Budny
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (508) 655-5565
Email: judy@busek.com
Research Institution
Busek Co. Inc. and Ionic Research Technologies, LLC propose to develop a novel carbon dioxide and water removal technology using ionic liquids for closed circuit self-contained breathing apparatus that will extend its operating lifetime, while simultaneously reducing overall weight and logistic burden. Ionic liquids offer unique characteristics including high capacity CO2 capture, tunable gas selectivity, humidity capture, and negligible vapor pressures. The proposed technology is a significant advancement on current state-of-the-art technologies in use for CO2 scrubbing applications. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility by identifying suitable ionic liquid systems through advanced modeling predictions and laboratory validation tests. The phase I option will produce a sub-scale proof-of-concept CO2 scrubbing device utilizing supported ionic liquid technology. The results of Phase I will provide a baseline for the design of the Phase II prototype.

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