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Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR) Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W91 1SR-14-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0373
Amount: $980,871.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD12-106
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-01-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-01-30
Small Business Information
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, 85714-2221
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sebastian Pasadilla
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 382-4817
Business Contact
 Kathleen McClard
Title: Contract Manager
Phone: (520) 382-4813
Research Institution
In Phase I RANCOR successfully demonstrated an innovative enabling humidity control technology to provide very low humidity air to water sensitive, fully reusable CO2 adsorbents. The use of adsorbents enables complete reusability/rechargability and reduces the total heat load on the SCBA to the point where ice or other cooling systems will no longer be required. In Phase II Paragon will introduce an extremely high performance, low-cost, disposable media as well as significantly enhanced reusable adsorbent technology, including hydrophobic and non-hydrophobic metal organic frameworks. These new adsorbents allow achievement of the CBDs goals while offering a high degree of reusability. The humidity technology will also be prototyped and utilize integrated design effects to achieve the program performance, mass, cost, and logistic goals. Phase II will evolve the RANCOR elements into a prototypes that will be demonstrated both at the component level and integrated into existing CC-SCBA systems in a controlled environment as concept validation to proceed to Phase III. The combination of the successful humidity technology and the new RANCOR sorbets will achieve program goals while enabling future, and modified CC-SCBA systems to utilize future hydrophobic or non-hydrophobic materials.

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