Ionic Liquid-Functionalized Carbons for Warfare Toxin Protection

Ionic Liquid-Functionalized Carbons for Warfare Toxin Protection

Ionic Liquid-Functionalized Carbons for Warfare Toxin Protection

Activated carbon functionalized with iconic liquids

DoD Problem: The protection of the Warfighter requires the development of advanced personal protective equipment (such as masks), novel air filtration and purification technologies, and associated enabling materials/research.

Solution: By functionalizing activated carbon to be more active and selective to the capture of warfare toxins enhanced protection can be achieved.

Outcomes/Benefits: (1) Molecular and species specific, dynamic multifunctional nanofibers and multi-stacked filtration media provide unprecedented protection in respiration, clothing, tents, and other wears (2) the materials work in both air and liquid, and 3) a multiplex platform for sensors that include spectral, temperature and piezotronic sensing. The project was funded and extended for an additional year.

Contact Information: Richard Mu, Ph.D.
Phone: 615-519-3370
E-mails: rmu@fisk.edu, rich.mu@gmail.com

 

It all sounds good, you’re making good progress and getting interesting results.” – JKaren M. Coyne, Ph.D., Research General Engineer/ Contracting Officer Representative ECBC