NASA 1996 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER : 96-1 14.06-7115

PROJECT TITLE : : Rapidly Dischargeable, High Energy Density Gas Storage Technology

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

Gas storage is an enabling technology for numerous NASA and commercial applications. Conventional technologies such as cryogenic or high pressure storage require high capital and operating costs, and can be potential safety hazards. Chemical and physical gas storage technologies address this problem at source and offer many advantages. However, several key technology barriers hinder wide implementation of chemical and physical gas storage: (a) energy density, (b) discharge rates, (c) additional weight and volume requirements, (d) reversibility, and (e) material stability associated with phase transformations. Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seeks to investigate and demonstrate proprietary nanostructured materials that can address these technology barriers and help launch commercially attractive chemical and physical gas storage technologies. NRC's technical approach during Phase I would be to establish the proof-of-concept by producing proprietary nanostructured materials and evaluating them for gas storage applications. Phase II will optimize the proposed technology, develop prototype gas storage units and field test the units with lead customers. Phase III will commercialize the technology.
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
Dr. Tapesh Yadav
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2849 East Elvira Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706-7126
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR
Nanomaterials Research Corporation
2849 East Elvira Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706-7126