NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- H3.01-4569
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Advancements in Carbon Dioxide Reduction: Critical Subsystems and Solid Carbon Repurposing
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Automated Carbon Formation Reactor
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
PH Matter, LLC
6655 Singletree Drive
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 657-4683

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mrs. Mary Powell
E-mail:
mccramer@phmatter.com
Address:
6655 Singletree Drive Columbus, OH 43229 - 1120
Phone:
(315) 955-9849

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Christopher Holt
E-mail:
ctholt@phmatter.com
Address:
1275 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, OH 43212 - 1155
Phone:
(614) 783-2396
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

In this SBIR project, pH Matter, LLC is developing a Bosch reactor for the continuous formation of carbon.  The team’s approach will allow the Bosch Reactor to operate continuously in an automated manner without the need for human intervention or the need for large and heavy replacement catalyst inserts.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

NASA has a need for improved process technologies for life support loop closure to enable extended manned exploration missions beyond earth’s atmosphere.  The automated carbon formation reactor is necessary to efficiently recover oxygen for manned missions to deep space, Mars, lunar missions, and for reducing supply requirements to the International Space Station (ISS).  A critical component in life support loop closure is the removal of metabolic carbon dioxide (produced by the crew) from the cabin atmosphere.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The CFR reactor demonstrated on this project could be used by other aerospace companies interested in manned space exploration including Blue Origin and SpaceX.  The reactor technology developed on this program could be used to continuously grow carbon fibers which could be used in a wide range of applications including electro-active carbon for fuel cells and batteries.

Duration: 6

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