SBIR Phase I: Nanoporous Catalytic Mixed Oxide Membranes for Removal of Hazardous Air Pollutants

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0512915
Agency Tracking Number: 0512915
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1684 South Research Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85710
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hongxing Hu
 (520) 546-6944
Business Contact
 Hongxing Hu
Title: Dr
Phone: (520) 546-6944
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project seeks to develop a new type of nanoporous, highly catalytically active mixed-oxide ceramic membranes by sol-gel processing. The composite of the two components would significantly enhance the catalytic activity and thermal stability of the membrane structure. The versatility of sol-gel processing will facilitate the engineering of nanoporous membranes with extremely high surface area and desired microstructure that is tailored for different specific applications. These membranes can be used for removing both Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) by catalytic oxidation and small particulate matter by physical capture and/or catalytic chemical reactions. Such membranes may be very suitable for being used as catalytic filters for removal of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). In addition, they may be used for oxidative coupling of methane, partial oxidation of methane to syngas, and decomposition of nitrogen oxides.

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