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A MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR SCRUBBING PROPELLANT VAPORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2723
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2723
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR SCRUBBING PROPELLANT VAPORS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $185,000.00
 

Abstract:

HYDRAZINE, MONOMETHYL HYDRAZINE, AND NITROGEN TETROXIDE ARE TOXIC COMPONENTS OF ROCKET FUELS, AND BETTER METHODS OF TREATING VAPORS RELEASED DURING TRANSFER OPERATIONS OR FROM ACCIDENTAL SPILLS ARE REQUIRED. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THETREATMENT OF THESE EMISSIONS THROUGH USE OF COMPOSITE COMBRANES EXTREMELY PERMEABLE TO THE PROPELLANT BUT RELATIVELY IMPERMEABLE TO AIR. MEMBRANES ARE ALREADY BEING DEVELOPED AT MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC. (MTR) FOR THE REMOVAL OF ORGANIC VAPOR EMISSIONS FROM INDUSTRIAL AIR STREAMS AND SIMILAR MEMBRANE SYSTEMS COULD BE USED FOR PROPELLANT VAPORS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SYSTEMS IS PROPOSED. THE FIRST WOULD BE A VERY SMALL 10 CU FT/MIN SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF VAPORS PRODUCED DURING TRANSFER OPERATIONS. THE SECOND WOULD BE A SOMEWHAT LARGER BUT STILL COMPLETELY MOBILE 1000 CU FT/MIN SYSTEM TO BE USED TO TREAT ACCIDENTAL SPILLS. IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM, THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PROCESS WITH EXISTING MEMBRANES AND NEW MEMBRANES SELECTED FOR THIS SEPARATION WOULD BE TESTED. LABORATORY PERMEABILITY TEST CELLS AND SMALL SPIRAL WOUND MEMBRANE MODULES WOULD BE USED. THE RESULTS PRODUCED WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Klaus Peinemann
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research
1030 Hamilton Ct Menlo Park, CA 94025

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