Light-weight, Low-volume, High Oxygen Storage Density Material for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$999,985.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-14-C-0020
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0371
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-105
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955-5327
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Justin Hill
Sr. Engineer
(321) 631-3550
jhill@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
CFO
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal outlines Mainstream"s successful Phase I feasibility demonstration related to the fabrication of hierarchical hybrid nanomaterials for oxygen storage vessels. These vessels exceed the volumetric and gravimetric storage capacity of an oxygen cylinder by 245% and 170%, respectively. Included in these storage density values is a solid-state oxygen regulation system that also enables compression of oxygen into the storage system directly from a local water supply. We have demonstrated feasibility that Mainstream"s oxygen storage device will be at least 70% lighter and 85% lower volume than that of a standard low pressure 2,216 psi oxygen cylinder. The oxygen storage device does not depend on adsorption or a chemical reaction, which reduces the complexity of the system, making it safe and easy to use. The total stored gas is segregated within the nanomaterial, meaning that partial container rupture does not induce complete containment failure. Phase II will further enhance the performance of this novel oxygen storage technology and produce a full scale prototype that is: lighter, lower volume, conformal, safer, and eliminates the need to transport high pressure oxygen or unstable chemical oxygen sources by producing and pressurizing it from a local water supply.

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