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Analysis&Adaptation of Advanced Fischer Tropsch Catalyst Structures and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85110
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-027-0054
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-T027
Solicitation Number:
2007.
Small Business Information
IntraMicron, Inc.
368 Industry Drive Auburn, AL 36832-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Analysis&Adaptation of Advanced Fischer Tropsch Catalyst Structures and Resulting BOP Reductions to Fulfill Future Navy Fuel Needs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0206
Award Amount: $743,645.00
 

Abstract:

In the Phase I study, IntraMicron found that Microfibrous Entrapped Catalysts (MFEC) increased effective thermal conductivity by 3~12 times, improved selectivity and product yield, and significantly reduced the Balance of Plant (BOP) compared with packed beds; Ceramatec prepared novel catalysts for highly selective jet fuel production and designed a FTS modular reactor with fast external heat transfer characteristics. During the joint Phase II, the optimized MFEC are proposed for fabrication into Ceramatec"s proprietary FTS modular reactor for further improvements in FTS performance. The modular FTS reactor with MFEC will be evaluated and optimized for maximum selectivity to jet fuel production and reduction in BOP. This modular FTS reactor is designed to produce 1~2 liters of fuel per day, and it can be easily scaled up by increasing the number of tubes. Process modeling using ASPEN will also be conducted at Auburn University to determine those catalyst structures, operating conditions, and integrated designs that have the greatest impact on product selectivity, modularity, thermodynamic efficiency, annualized operating costs, and BOP. The optimal operational parameters such as temperature, pressure, H2/CO ratio and space velocity will be collected and documented for the up-scale design and operations in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Hongyun Yang
Senior Scientist
(334) 502-2973
hyang@intramicron.com

Business Contact:

John Stein
CEO
(205) 397-2834
jstein@intramicron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IntraMicron, Inc.
368 Industry Drive Auburn, AL 36832-

EIN/Tax ID: 943424248
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
Auburn University
CM3
316 Ross Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-
Contact: Bruce J. Tatarchuk
Contact Phone: (334) 844-2146