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Compact, Efficient Water Recovery for Advanced Fuel Cell Power Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83127
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES6-4020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Compact, Efficient Water Recovery for Advanced Fuel Cell Power Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-09-C-0134
Award Amount: $749,978.00
 

Abstract:

Fuel cell power systems that run on common, high-sulfur logistic fuel have the potential to meet future demands for distributed, shipboard power generation and to generate power at forward deployed bases. A key practical problem with this technology is the need for a continuous supply of high-purity water for the fuel reformer. We propose to develop a compact, efficient, and simple water recovery system that can capture high-purity water from the reformer exhaust stream without the need for phase change and complicated purification equipment. In Phase I we proved the feasibility of this approach through proof-of-concept experiments that demonstrated key performance characteristics, mass transfer modeling and analysis to predict and scale up performance, and mechanical design of a prototype water recovery unit. We propose to build and demonstrate a prototype water recovery system in Phase II that can be integrated with a fuel cell generating system.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Izenson
Principal Investigator
6036433800
mgi@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
6036433800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CREARE, INC.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No