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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0512915
Award Id:
74828
Agency Tracking Number:
0512915
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Amsen Tech (Currently Amsen TechNologies LLC)
1684 South Research Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Hongxing Hu
Dr
(520) 546-6944
hhu1@mindspring.com
Business Contact:
Hongxing Hu
Dr
(520) 546-6944
hhu1@mindspring.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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