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STTR Phase I: Novel Membrane Modules for Degassing Oils

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84856
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637596
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Novel Membrane Modules for Degassing Oils
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637596
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will introduce a simple online system to continuously remove dissolved water and oxygen from transformer oil. The insulating materials used in large transformers consist of paper and dielectric oils, which provide a means of cooling. Over time, the insulating materials degrade as a result of chemical attack associated with the paper and small reactive molecules within the transformer oil.This technology addresses intermediate size markets (eg. transformer oil) and many very large markets of national interest. This product will first and foremost be an excellent tool for extending the useful life of transformers. There are many other potential applications, such as: removal of dissolved water from hydraulic fluids biodegradable hydraulic fluids; removal of water at low concentrations from products such as fuel grade ethanol; regeneration of solvents due to the stability and high permeability of the membrane at low water activity; and enhancement of chemical reactions by water removal which can drive equilibrium reactions.

Principal Investigator:

Sudipto M. Majumdar
Dr
3029997996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com

Business Contact:

Sudipto R. Majundar
PhD
3029997996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Compact Membrane Systems
325 WATER ST 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE 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:
NJIT
323 Dr Martin Luther King
Newark, NJ 7102
Contact: Kamalesh K. Sirkar
Contact Phone: (973) 596-8447
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university