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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: A123-116-0217
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
4878 Ronson CT STE K, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 159070825
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Holecek
 Senior Scientist
 (858) 565-4227
Business Contact
 Steven Oldenburg
Title: President
Phone: (858) 565-4227
Email: steven.oldenburg@nanocomposix.com
Research Institution
During the Phase I Research Period we will develop a high porosity, nanoengineered filtration material that couples high filter efficiency with a very low pressure drop. The core innovation of the technology is the use of a novel nanostructured fill material that has a solidity 10 times lower than typical filter materials. The fill material is efficient at capturing particulates via interception, inertial impaction and electrostatic attraction but has an extremely low aerodynamic cross section. The low pressure drop per unit thickness allows for thicker filter substrates to be produced that have a high loading capacity, extending their effective filter lifetime performance.

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