Porifera inc.

3502 Breakwater Ct.
Hayward, CA 94545

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 7
Total Value of Awards $2.22MM
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Bakajin Olgica Bakajin 8 Message
Noy Aleksandr Noy 1 Message
Klare Jennifer Klare 2 Message

7 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 17D-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This proposal will enable the development of a system that will synergistically capture carbon and treat wastewater at power plants. The system will have higher water recovery and treat more problematic water using less energy compared to state of the art technologies.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 17D-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the economic viability of a system designed for carbon capture and water treatment at power plants. The project will measure the performance of a novel forward osmosis (FO) membrane in combination with a carbon-dioxide based switchable draw. Forward osmosis technology excel...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on the development of carbon nanotube ultrafiltration (CNT-UF) membranes with high flux and uniform pore size. Carbon nanotubes are known to enhance flux in membranes for water and gas applications. Initial studies have shown that we can produce membranes with higher flux and bet...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-1-X3.02
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Forward Osmosis (FO) is a promising technology for wastewater treatment applications. FO-based treatment does not require external pressure, can use lightweight components, and has low propensity to foul. Yet, the biggest obstacle to the use of FO processes is the low level of performance of the current commercial FO membranes. This project w...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will take advantage of the unique properties of carbon-nanotube (CNT) pores to develop membranes that are specifically tailored for forward osmosis (FO) applications. FO processes have a number of advantages over evaporation and pressure-driven membrane processes: low energy cost, l...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will take advantage of the unique properties of nanomaterials to develop membranes with improved performance tailored for osmosis applications. Osmosis-based industrial processes have a number of advantages over evaporation and pressure-driven membrane processes, including low energ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Massachusetts

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project addresses one of the key barriers for commercial development of the next generation membrane technologies that exploit extremely fast transport through the carbon nanotube pores. These pores enable nearly frictionless flow that could drastically lower membrane resistance and produce in sig...