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A FACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANE FOR NATURAL GAS DESULFURIZATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14454
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14454
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5600 WOBURN, MA 01801-1651
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A FACILITATED TRANSPORT MEMBRANE FOR NATURAL GAS DESULFURIZATION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASED UTILIZATION OF SULFUR-CONTAINING NATURAL GAS (SOUR GAS) COMBINED WITH STRINGENT SULFUR DIOXIDE REQUIREMENTS DEMANDS AN EFFICIENT SULFUR RECOVERY PROCESS. THE MOST DEVELOPED DESULFURIZATION TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYS BULKY LIQUID ABSORPTION PROCESSING FOLLOWED BY REGENERATION AND SULFUR RECOVERY BY A CLAUS PROCESS. MEMBRANE-BASED SYSTEMS ARE GENERALLY PRFERABLE, BUT AVAILABLE PASSIVE CERAMIC MEMBRANES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY SELECTIVE TO BE ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE. THIS PROJECT PURSUES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL TYPE OF REACTIVE MEMBRANE THAT ACCOMPLISHES EFFECTIVE NATURAL GAS DESULFURIZATION BY AN EXTREMELY SELECTIVE FACILITATED TRANSPORT MECHANISM THAT RELEASES EASILY RECOVERABLE ELEMENTAL SULFUR. THE PHASE I TECHNICAL EFFORT INCLUDES PREPARATION OF APPROPRIATE MEMBRANES; CHARACTERIZATION WITH RESPECT TO FILM THICKNESS AND COMPOSITION, PERMEABILITY, AND CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL STABILITY; AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE CONCEPT IN A LABORATORY-SCALE SIMULATED NATURAL GAS DESULFURIZATION REACTOR.

Principal Investigator:

Vinod Jalan
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:


6179323383
Small Business Information at Submission:

Electrochem Inc
400 West Cummings Park Woburn, MA 01801

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