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NOVEL MEMBRANES FOR NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS RECOVERY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10890
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10890
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: 1990
Title: NOVEL MEMBRANES FOR NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS RECOVERY
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION AND RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBONS SUCH AS ETHANE, PROPANE, BUTANE, AND PENTANE FROM NATURAL GAS STREAMS. THESE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS HAVE A SIGNIFICANT VALUE AS CHEMICAL FEED STOCK; OFTEN, THEY MUST BE REMOVED TOCONTROL THE BTU RATING OF NATURAL GAS. MULTILAYER COMPOSITEMEMBRANES WILL BE PREPARED USING RUBBERY POLYMERS AS THE PERMSELECTIVE MATERIAL. TWO MATERIALS WITH VERY HIGH SELECTIVITIES FOR THE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS OVER METHANE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THE MEMBRANE PREPARATION METHOD INVOLVES THE USE OF A NOVEL COATING TECHNIQUE. THE MEMBRANES WILL BE TESTED WITH METHANE AND THE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS. AT THE END OF PHASE I, THE MOST PROMISING MEMBRANE WILL BE INCORPORATED IN A SPIRAL- WOUND MODULE AND TESTED WITH A SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS MIXTURE.

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