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SBIR Phase I: A Solid State Proton Conductor as a Hydrogen Pump

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62802
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232481
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Media and Process Technology Inc.
1155 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1368
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase I: A Solid State Proton Conductor as a Hydrogen Pump
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0232481
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I program involves the development of a solid-state proton conductor (SSPC) suitable for intermediate temperature applications, i.e., >100 to ~300C. We will develop an ultra-thin (<1 m) dense film (using a properly selected inorganic electrolyte), which is supported on our existing commercial ceramic membranes as a solid-state proton conductor (SSPC). Based upon the specific conductivity, the proposed ultra-thin proton conductor can potentially deliver a hydrogen permeance comparable to or better than existing polymeric (e.g., Nafion) and high temperature (e.g., perovskite) proton conductors and permit operation at the intermediate temperature ranges. This SSPC can be used as (i) a hydrogen pump for hydrogen recovery from waste/recycle streams, (ii) a 2nd stage hydrogen separator to conventional pressure-driven membranes for further hydrogen separations without an interstage compressor, and (iii) a membrane reactor (MR) to enhance the conversion/yield of industrial dehydrogenation reactions.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Liu

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Media and Process Technology Inc.
1155 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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