High Flow, Extended-Wear Respirators for Ambient Particulate Matter Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0122
Agency Tracking Number: A123-116-0206
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A123-116
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
7151 Discovery Drive, Chattanooga, TN, -
DUNS: 036255094
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jayesh Doshi
 Principal Scientist
 (423) 267-6266
Business Contact
 Deana Scoggins
Title: Controller
Phone: (423) 267-6266
Email: dgarrison@eSpintechnologies.com
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I proposal proposes to design, develop, and produce high performance air filter media with low pressure drop and longer life for dust mask application. Non-woven composite filter media with macro and nanofiber will be produced to obtain design specifications. Fiber size, packing density, porosity, and mass density of the material will be controlled to tailor the properties of the filter media. The filter media will be characterized for its filtration and mechanical performance for optimization leading to manufacturing of dust mask. The proposed technology is expected to enhance the protection level with comfort while providing longer life mask.

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