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This is a strong concept. While this technology has been around since the 1990s, it has not been picked up by industry.
We would like to see you develop out your proposal more fully. Specifically, please include more details on market applications, business models, and costs.
Jul 3, 2015
Thank you for your comments. I'm trying my best to address them all and improve my proposal. As I already have 11850/12000 characters in the main body of my proposal please forgive me for putting my additions in different areas. These areas will be identified by "New for Semi-Finals" in bold text.
Jul 14, 2015
Summary of changes made: I addressed the low novelty score by discussing the possibility of using recent polymer nanostructures such as polymer nanotubes, and nanoporous polymer membranes to increase the efficiency of the MIP filters. I addressed the judge's comment on cost-effective R&D and feasibility by citing sources where computer modeling was used to aid the design of effective MIPs. Such advances require less experienced researchers to design the MIPs, reducing cost. I addressed the impact score and the novelty by broadening the scope of the proposal to include different, lesser acknowledged pollutants like the fluorocarbons as an ideal target for MIP filters. I addressed the presentation by including linked citations, and editing wording and sentence structure etc. I reached out to ClimateColab Fellow Osero Shadrack Tengeya for help in editing the proposal, and making sure it effectively addressed the judges comments, and the rating. Thank you for considering my proposal, I put a lot of time and effort into optimizing it and I hope you find it promising. Alex Krotz