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SBIR Phase I: An Engineered Diffusion Barrier for Preparation of Pd Membranes…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74848
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512797
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: 2005
Title: SBIR Phase I: An Engineered Diffusion Barrier for Preparation of Pd Membranes on Tubular Porous Stainless Steel Substrate
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512797
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project focuses on the development of an innovative diffusion barrier for the preparation of Pd thin film on tubular porous stainless steel substrate. A thin Pd film supported on tubular porous SS substrate provides a commercially viable avenue for the use of palladium membranes for hydrogen production/recovery, particularly for large-scale applications. A micro-engineered diffusion barrier is proposed, which is able conceptually to accommodate the physical change of metal substrate surface, thermal mismatch, and other factors. More importantly this diffusion barrier offers flexibility in tailoring its pore size and surface topography to be optimal for the formation of an ultra-thin, defect free, and strongly adhered Pd film via electroless plating. The proposed diffusion barrier could offer a practically viable Pd-based hydrogen separation device, which can benefit fuel cell and industrial hydrogen applications, and greenhouse gas reduction.

Principal Investigator:

Paul K. Liu
Dr
4128263711
pliu@mediaandprocess.com

Business Contact:

Paul K. Liu
Dr
4128263711
mptech@stargate.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

M&P
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