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A Novel Oxygen Separation Membrane for Oxygen Production

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84099
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Enogetek, Inc.
2055 Albany Post Rd. Suite AT-6 Croton-on-Hudson, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Novel Oxygen Separation Membrane for Oxygen Production
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84667
Award Amount: $749,716.00
 

Abstract:

The production of oxygen is ranked among the top five commodity chemicals in the U.S. However, low energy efficiencies and high costs are preventing the widespread implementation of traditional oxygen separation technologies. This project will develop and demonstrate a novel, low-cost, high-flux, high-selectivity, highly-efficient oxygen separation membrane. The Phase I effort demonstrated that the membrane (1) is simple to make in any shape or dimension; (2) can be easily scaled up; (3) would reduce the energy consumption of the overall oxygen separation system by 12% compared to cryogenic and ion transport membrane techniques; and (4) would provide oxygen permeability and O2/N2 selectivity that exceeds the performance of state-­of-­the-­art polymer membranes. In Phase II, membrane performance will be further improved and prototype oxygen separation device will be designed, fabricated, and tested. The Phase II goals are to reduce energy consumption 25% and system cost by 80%. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The oxygen separation technology should be applicable to the production of pure oxygen needed in the steel making industry, in varieties of chemical processes, in the paper industry, and in waste water treatment plants. In addition, oxygen gas also is used extensively in medical procedures for patients suffering from impaired respiratory function.

Principal Investigator:

Lin-Feng Li
Dr
9144262577
crotonlfli@netzero.com

Business Contact:

Lin-Feng Li
Dr
9144262577
crotonlfli@netzero.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Enogetek, Inc.
46 Bari Manor Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

EIN/Tax ID: 203484835
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No