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MEMBRANES FOR A FLUE GAS TREATMENT PROCESS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10906
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10906
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MEMBRANES FOR A FLUE GAS TREATMENT PROCESS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT METHODS OF FLUE GAS TREATMENT TO REMOVE SO2 AND NOX ARE COMPLEX AND EXPENSIVE, AND GENERALLY ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO SMALL-SCALE COMBUSTORS. GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANES APPEAR TO BE AN ATTRACTIVE NEW TECHNIQUE THAT COULD LEAD TO A BREAKTHROUGH IN TREATMENT COSTS. A NEW MEMBRANE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MEMBRANE MANUFACTURE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED. THESE HAVE THE REQUIRED SELECTIVITY AND PERMEABILITY TO MAKE SO2 AND NOX REMOVAL FROM FLUE GAS BY MEMBRANES ECONOMICALLY ATTRACTIVE. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP THIS TECHNOLOGY AND LEAD TO ITS EVALUATION IN A BENCH-SCALE LABORATORY SYSTEM. IN PHASE I POLYMERS WILL BE EVALUATED AS THICK FILMS AND, IN SOME CASES, AS HIGH PERFORMANCES COMPOSITE MEMBRANES. CALCULATIONS WILL BE MADE TO DEFINE THE TARGET MEMBRANE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE A MEMBRANE FLUE GAS PROCESS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. IN PHASE II THE MEMBRANE PRODUCTION PROCESS WOULD BE OPTIMIZED AND HIGH TEMPERATURE MODULES WOULD BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE THE PROCESS AT THE LABORATORY BENCH SCALE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Johannes G Wijmans
Principal Investigator
4153282228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research
1360 Willow Rd #103 Menlo Pk, CA 94025

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