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High Temperature Membrane Reactors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84320
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
82714
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street Newport, DE 19804-2410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Temperature Membrane Reactors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER86305
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Membrane reactors have the potential to improve the reactivity, productivity, and energy efficiency of various chemical syntheses including transesterification. To be of value, the membrane reactors must provide a higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance and better mass transfer. This project will evaluate the use of a high temperature, high mass transfer membrane system to enhance transesterification reactivity. First, novel membrane modules with improved upper-use temperature, chemical resistance, and mass transfer will be fabricated. Then, the modules will be tested to demonstrate enhanced transesterification. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new membrane reactors should impact a broad platform of chemical reactions, leading to energy savings of over 50 trillion BTU/yr. The products impacted include fuel grade ethanol and pipeline ethanol.

Principal Investigator:

Sudipto Majumdar
Dr
3029997996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Nemser
Dr
3029997996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
325 Water Street Wilmington, DE 19804

EIN/Tax ID: 510348256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Kansas State University
2 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 1103
Contact: Paul R. Lowe
Contact Phone: (785) 532-6804
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university