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Thermally Stable Nitrogen-Absorbents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34572
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34572
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Thermally Stable Nitrogen-Absorbents
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-96ER82135
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

40274 November 6, 1996 Bend Research, Inc. This project will develop a new class of nitrogen (N2)-binding absorbents for removal of N2 from natural gas. These absorbents could be employed in an economical process for treating the large fraction of domestic natural-gas reserves that are contaminated with nitrogen and are therefore unusable. However, the absorbents developed to date lack long-term stability under steam-stripping conditions. Therefore, low temperature stripping processes will be required. In this project, a new class of absorbents will be prepared and evaluated that will be sufficiently stable under steam-stripping conditions and that retain the favorable N2-binding properties of the current absorbents. In Phase II, a bench-scale test will be conducted and the process will be field tested by a number of end users. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: If the target performance of these absorbents is reached, this technology should be used to treat a large fraction of the N2-contaminated natural gas in the U.S. In addition, the same type of absorbents may be used to bind hydrogen in oil-refining. chemical-processing. and fuel-cell applications.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. David K. Lyon
Research Chemist
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Business Contact:

Dr. Walter C. Babcock
President and CEO
5413824100
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research, Inc.
64550 Research Road Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No