Aerogels are advanced materials
with several useful functional properties which enable highly diverse
fields of potential applications. These functional properties include:
Adsorption, Catalysis, Insulation, Absorption and Controlled Release.
Currently Pristina Aerogel products and technologies are being developed
for environmental & health-related applications, process industries, commercial
applications and consumer products.
Adsorption and Catalysis
TAASI has developed a line of products Pristina Aerogel Adsorbents
and Catalysts", to remove pollutants/ contaminants, or recover products
from air or water media. Examples of potential end-use applications include:
catalysts/ catalyst supports for the process industries & catalytic converters;
scrubbing of flue gases from power & industrial plants; emission control
from commercial & indoor operations; breathing air purification in rescue
personnel equipment, cabin air, and tobacco smoke; gaseous warfare suites
and gas masks; removal/ recovery or conversion of dissolved organics and
heavy metals from water or leach liquors; recovery of alcohol from fermentation
The widespread replacement of industrial insulation materials with Pristina
Aerogels could significantly reduce global energy consumption. Examples
of potential end-use applications of Pristina aerogel insulation
products include walls, water boilers, refrigerators, windows, furnaces,
and vacuum flasks.
Pristina Aerogel's moisture and odor absorbing qualities make it
ideal for use in "active-ware" fabrics designed for sports and recreational
activities. Additionally, the high insulation properties make it a perfect
application for fabrics used in cold climates and outdoor activities.
Pristina Aerogel's absorptive qualities also make it perfect for
use in the packaging and shipping of foods, clothing, and electronics
where moisture can be especially damaging. Other potential end uses applications
include personal hygiene products.
Pristina Aerogels can be used as reservoirs and diffusion controllers
for active ingredients in the controlled release capsules and products.
Such controlled release products might be used as fertilizers, herbicides,
pesticides, insecticides, cosmetics, foods, air fresheners, deodorants,
and pharmaceutics. Pristina Aerogels could be used in the development
of medication delivery systems by utilizing the controlled time release
qualities. Because Pristina Aerogels can be engineered with varying
degrees of porosity, they can provide varying rates of medication/ active
ingredient release. These controlled release properties also make Pristina
an ideal material for use in the development of various new household
Pristina Aerogel can be used in food, such as sugar, to reduce caking,
by removing moisture. Other potential end use applications include plastics,
coatings, cosmetics, paints, paper, pharmaceuticals, and dentifrices.
There are a number of potential "specialized" applications for Pristina
Aerogels. Examples include acoustics, electronics, and sensors.
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