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Novel Configurations for Low-Cost Large-Area Membrane Modules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72317
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
79661S05-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 Configurations for Low-Cost Large-Area Membrane Modules
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84244
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

79661S The costs of gas separation and pervaporation membrane processes are high because of the large number of pressure vessels, pipes, flanges and valves required for these plants. This project will develop a low-cost membrane module configuration that is expected to reduce installed module costs by a factor of two. This dramatic reduction in system capital cost will significantly change the competitiveness of gas separation and pervaporation technology in a number of important applications. Phase I will design the membrane module configuration. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new membrane module configuration should be widely applicable to gas and pervaporation separation operations. Initial applications are expected to include the separation of nitrogen from low-quality natural gas streams and the separatation of ethanol from fermentation broth by pervaporation in the production of bioethanol.

Principal Investigator:

Hans Wijmans
Dr.
6503282228
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