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Binder-free pelletization for porous molecular sieves, clays and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), for applications in gas or ion selectivity.

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This is a binder-free pelletization process allows for the processing of crystalline powder, porous oxide materials into industrially relevant pellet shaped pieces with no reduction in sorption capacity or accessible surface area of the porous oxide material.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology is durable and easily applied to a wide range of industrially relevant porous materials in catalysis, separations and environmental cleanup. The resultant pelletization process does not interfere with porosity or sorption abilities. Heavy interest and promotion for nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear cleanup (legacy waste and reactor accidents).

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 614

Website: www.sandia.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners