Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNJ07JE25C
Agency Tracking Number:
050193
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
T5.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Agave BioSystems, Inc.
PO Box 80010, Austin, TX, 78708-0010
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
022552900
Principal Investigator:
Joel Tabb
Principal Investigator
(817) 379-0100
jtabb@agavebio.com
Business Contact:
Noe Salazar
Business Official
(512) 671-1369
nsalazar@agavebio.com
Research Institution:
Universities Space Research Association
Not Available
10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 500
Columbia, MD, 21044
(410) 730-2656
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In completing the Phase I SBIR, Agave BioSystems and the Universities Space Research Association, have successfully demonstrated proof of concept for the use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT)-based structures as next generation smart adsorbents for the adsorption and destruction of potentially toxic air contaminants. Since CNTs have an extremely high surface area, can be readily modified with metals or functional groups, and can function without the mass transfer limitations of traditional activated carbon, they are an ideal material for integration into spacecraft air handling systems. In the Phase II program, we will build upon the unique structural and chemical nature of carbon nanotubes to construct a prototype system utilizing these smart adsorbents.

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