Carbon Nanotube-Based Adsorbents for Volatile Air Contaminants

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ07JE25C
Agency Tracking Number: 050193
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: T5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PO Box 80010, Austin, TX, 78708-0010
DUNS: 022552900
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Joel Tabb
 Principal Investigator
 (817) 379-0100
 jtabb@agavebio.com
Business Contact
 Noe Salazar
Title: Business Official
Phone: (512) 671-1369
Email: 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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