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SBIR Phase I: Dual Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Total Sulfur in Natural…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80176
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0539223
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Dual Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Total Sulfur in Natural Gas
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0539223
Award Amount: $99,889.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of Sensors wherein the adsorption of trace sulfur contaminants in natural gas will be monitored at the surface of the sensor. The system will be optimized to measure total sulfur species such as dimethyl sulfide (DMS) in natural gas, to aide in the control of desulfurization systems used in high temperature fuel cells. While natural gas is a readily available fuel to generate electricity with fuel cells, the traces of sulfur compounds must be removed first to prevent electrode poisoning and fouling. The proposed mixed metal oxide sulfur sensor will improve the reliability and service life for high temperature solid oxide and molten carbonate fuel cells used for stationary power. The unique features for selectively adsorbing/desorbing interfering gases make this sensor applicable to a wide variety of other sensing needs. The metal oxide dual sensors may be suitable for operating environments where there are wide changes in humidity, temperature and mechanical stress.

Principal Investigator:

Robert C. McDonald
Dr
7815290530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti
Mr
7815290501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GINER, INC.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466

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