Superadsorbents for Gas Filters

Period of Performance: 01/01/1988 - 12/31/1988

$100K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Hughes Assoc., Inc.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

THIS PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A MIXED SORBENT FILL, INSTEAD OF A SINGLE COMPONENT, AS THE AIR PURIFICATION MEDIUM OF GAS FILTERS. ALTHOUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SINGLE COMPONENT SUPERADSORBENT MIGHT BE FEASIBLE IN THE FUTURE, THE PROBABILITY OF A SUCCESSFUL PAYOFF IN THE PRESENT OR NEAR-TERM IS VERY LOW. THE USE OF A MIXED SORBENT, WHICH CAN MAXIMIZE PROTECTION AGAINST ALL KNOWN AND POTENTIAL CW AGENTS, WILL HAVE A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.