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Spiral-Wound Modules as Novel Structured Packing for Distillation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72380
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78313S05-I
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: 2005
Title: Spiral-Wound Modules as Novel Structured Packing for Distillation
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84328
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

78313S Distillation is the principal separation technology used by the U.S. refining and petrochemical industries. Improvements in this technology could have a major impact on energy consumption and chemical production costs. This project seeks to develop a novel membrane-structured-packing distillation technology. The technology will utilize a new countercurrent membrane contactor that could enhance the separation efficiency of distillation several fold. In Phase I, a bench-scale system will be built and operated with simple model mixtures. The data obtained will used to estimate the technical and economic feasibility of the process and to select the most suitable separations for focus in Phase II, in which the device will be developed to the demonstration stage. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Distillation is so widely used that any improvement in today's technology should have a very substantial economic impact.

Principal Investigator:

Hans Wijmans
Dr.
wijmans@mtrinc.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth G. Weiss
Ms.
6503282228
egweiss@mtrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology And Research, Inc. (mtr)
1360 Willow Road Suite 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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