Nano Alumina Air Filtration Media

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5822
Agency Tracking Number: C051-102-0043
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD05-102
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
ARGONIDE CORP.
291 Power Court, Sanford, FL, 32771
DUNS: 943433623
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Tepper
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 322-2500
 fred@argonide.com
Business Contact
 Fred Tepper
Title: President
Phone: (407) 322-2500
Email: fred@argonide.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NanoCeramr filtration media has been developed for purification of water. The active component is a nano alumina fiber only 2 nanometers in diameter. When dispersed with microglass fibers as part of a non-woven fibrous filter it is capable of retaining sub-micron and nanosize particles smaller than virus while maintaining a high flux. Such media has a dirt holding capacity tens of times greater than microglass, meltblown or membrane media, as well as a high filtration efficiency. The media is now being manufactured at a high rate using paper making technology. Pleated cartridges are now being marketed as a high performance turbidity filter. Multilayer depth media versions are being developed for portable as well as residential microbial water filters. Adaptation of the media for air filtration is proposed. Preliminary data show the media is capable of capturing a high level of virus containing aerosols. Initial DOP and NaCl tests show a retention exceeding 99%. During Phase I we will reduce pressure drop to that of HEPA media, while exceeding 99% retention of aerosolized 1µm latex spheres, 0.2µm DOP liquid and E coli bacteria. In Phase II we will develop a low pressure drop substitute that exceeds HEPA's performance.

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