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Novel Nanoporous Polymer Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72311
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78040S05-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: Novel Nanoporous Polymer Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84243
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

78040S The separation of value-added products from hydrocarbons is a widespread, process in the energy industries process. This project will develop a new class of nanoporous polymer membranes that has exceptional permeation characteristics for hydrocarbon/hydrogen and hydrocarbon/methane separation in refinery and natural gas applications. In Phase I, a nanoporous, polydioxane-based polymer will be synthesized, and its gas sorption, diffusion, and permeability properties will be evaluated. Defect-free, thin-film composite membranes will be made and their pure- and mixed-gas permeation properties will be determined. The permeation data will be used in a preliminary technical and economic analysis for using the membranes in refinery and natural gas applications. In Phase II, the membranes will be scaled-up, made into commercial-size spiral-wound modules, and tested at refinery and natural gas field sites. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Currently, membrane separation has only a small share of the total hydrocarbon/hydrogen and hydrocarbon/methane separation market in refinery and natural gas applications. Membranes with improved permeability and selectivity should lower the cost of membrane processes and substantially increase the membrane market share.

Principal Investigator:

Ingo Pannau
Dr.
6503282228
ipin@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