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REACTION-ENHANCED EXTRACTION OF AROMATICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7015
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kse, Inc.
665 Amherst Road Sunderland, MA 01375-9420
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: REACTION-ENHANCED EXTRACTION OF AROMATICS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE TOTAL U.S. COMMERCIAL JET FUEL MARKET IS ABOUT 11 BILLION GALLONS ANNUALLY AND IS FORECAST TO GROW AT A RATE OF 3% PER YEAR. APPROXIMATELY 50% OF THE CURRENT JET PRODUCT IS LIMITED BY AROMATICS CONTENT AND/OR SMOKE POINT. FUTURE DEMAND GROWTH AND TRENDS IN CRUDE OIL QUALITY WILL REQUIRE EFFICIENT PROCESSES FOR AROMATICS REMOVAL. CONVENTIONAL EXTRACTION OR CATALYTIC HYDROGENATION PROCESSES EXHIBIT DEFICIENCIES FOR THIS APPLICATION, EXCEPT IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A UNIQUE REACTION-ENHANCED EXTRACTION PROCESS IS TO BE EVALUATED FOR THIS APPLICATION IN THE PLANNED PROGRAM. THE ENHANCED DISTRIBUTION COEFFICIENT PERMITS EXTRACTION WITH HIGHER YIELDS AND A REDUCED SOLVENT-TO-OIL RATIO, WITH ASSOCIATED COST AND ENERGY SAVINGS COMPARED WITH ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES. THIS PROCESS APPEARS TO BE ECONOMICALLY VIABLE, TO PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL ENERGY SAVINGS, AND TO PROVIDE A COPRODUCT OF HIGH END-USE VALUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J R Kittrell
4135495506

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kse Inc.
Po Box 368 Amherst, MA 01004

EIN/Tax ID: 042630028
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No