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Novel Membrane Device for Water Generation from Atmospheric Air

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-050-1303
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-050
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials Products, Inc.
1890 Georgetown Rd. Hudson, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Novel Membrane Device for Water Generation from Atmospheric Air
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0307
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The ADMA and PNNL team will pursue this Program with the overall objective of developing a novel membrane device for harvesting of potable water directly from ambient air or other humid gas stream. This new product technology is based on recent inventions made at PNNL about preparation of an ultra thin (<2m) water-thirsty zeolite membrane film on a thin (~50m) porous metal support sheet. The membrane enables permeation of water molecule only at exceptionally high flux while blocks other molecules and materials so that the water vapor can be selectively removed and compressed from ambient air by a vacuum pump, and condensed into liquid water. The H2O molecule-specific selectivity simplifies the water harvesting process and makes it possible for production of one liter potable water per hour at energy consumption lower than the DoD target of 285W. The metal foil-like membrane and high water permeation flux enable construction of a very compact, module-type harvesting device that can be readily deployed to remote areas and adapted to operation environments. The membrane module size and weight are projected to be less than 1 cu.ft and 5 kg, respectively, for a pilot unit of two gallon per hour productivity from 40% relative humidity area at 70oF

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir S. Moxson
President
(330) 650-4000
moxson@admaproducts.com

Business Contact:

Sophia Moxson
Vice President
(330) 650-4000
sales@admaproducts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADMA Products, Inc.
1890 Georgetown Rd. Hudson, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 341602662
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No