Accession Number:

ADA595230

Title:

Functionalized Organosilicate Sorbents for Air Purification

Descriptive Note:

Formal rept. 1 Jun 2009-30 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2013-12-23

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

A program was initiated in June 2009 to evaluate the potential of porous organosilicate sorbents in the capture or neutralization of light gas threats. Of primary interest were targets identified by the TICTIM Task Force as priority threats. A number of approaches were taken for increasing binding capacity and reactivity in the sorbent materials grafting of metalloporphyrins, incorporation of sites for metal coordination, and incorporation of acidic and basic groups. In addition, the impact of morphological considerations, such as pore size and organization, were evaluated. Target capture by the sorbents was evaluated using microbreakthrough testing completed at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Development of relevant sorbent morphologies was also pursued. Overall, the sorbents show promise, with several offering improvements in target capture and retention over state-of-the-art materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE