The product opportunities and applications for this amazing material are numerous. The Pristina advantages include:
Manufacturing process: Pristina Aerogels are manufactured utilizing a water-based process allowing for lower pricing and makes both the product and the process environmentally friendly.
Custom design: Pristina Aerogels are available as powder, granules, beads, or extruded forms. TAASI can customize Pristina Aerogel in a form that meets your specific application needs.
Application Patent: TAASI holds the application patent for the use of Aerogels in the removal of pollutants from water and air. The most common application of Pristina Aerogel is in water and air filtration devices, replacing or augmenting activated carbon.
Side by Side Testing:
Side by side testing reveals the following advantages of Pristina
Aerogels over carbon adsorbents:
Recyclable and Biocompatible:Pristina Aerogels can be recycled and reused.
Safe Alternative to Carbon:
A petrochemical refinery observed that the temperature rise due to use
of carbon for adsorption of VOC's (predominantly benzene & toluene) was
uncomfortably close to the autoignition temperature of adsorbed benzene
& other VOC's (350-400° F), leading to a risk of a major fire in the
Physical Strength: Independent testing showed that the crush strength of TAASI's fabricated Aerogel products (3 mm size beads) range from 9 - 14 Lb(pound-force) with an overall average of 11.5 Lb. The Aerogel Products were very hard, and were not adversely affected by bulk water.
Versatile Chemical Structures: Versatile chemical structures enable the design of selective Aerogel products for targeted applications.
Environment Friendly, User Friendly: Use of TAASI Aerogels in the fabrication of Controlled Release Products was preferred over carbon black due to its performance, user ease, and environmental safety.
Economics: TAASI's proprietary production system enables the Aerogel products to be competitively priced on a performance-cost basis. One scenario using TAASI Pristina Aerogel indicated 34% saving on total levelelized cost of scrubbing SO2 from flue gas, and 40% cost saving on both SO2 and NOx scrubbing, compared with conventional scrubbers in power plants. Another application scenario using Pristina Aerogel adsorbents for VOC's adsorption and subsequent solvent recovery, indicated 42 % - 58 % saving in Sorbent Replacement Cost, and 6 -18% overall process cost saving, compared with carbon.