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FUEL CELL COGENERATION OF HC1 FOR BRINE ACIDIFICATION IN THECHLOR-ALKALI…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3388
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3388
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-1077
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: FUEL CELL COGENERATION OF HC1 FOR BRINE ACIDIFICATION IN THECHLOR-ALKALI INDUSTRY
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS DIRECTED TOWARDS IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE CHLOR-ALKALI PROCESS BY PRODUCING HYDROGENCHLORIDE IN A COGENERATING FUEL CELL. HYDROGEN CHLORIDE IS USED TO ACIDIFY THE BRINE ANOLYTE USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF CHLORINE AND CAUSTIC SODA. BRINE ACIDIFICATION IS REQUIRED TO AVOID AN UNDESIRED PARASITIC ANODE REACTION. THE HYDROGEN CHLORIDE USED FOR BRINE ACIDIFICATION IS EITHER PURCHASED OR PRODUCED BY BURNING THE CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN BY-PRODUCT FROM THE CHLOR-ALKALI PROCESS. BY PRODUCING THE HYDROGEN CHLORIDE IN A COGENERATING CUEL CELL, THE NEGATIVE FREE ENERGY CHANGE OF THE REACTION IS RECOVERED AS DC ELECTRIC POWER RATHER THAN LOST AS WASTE HEAT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. E. Jennings Taylor
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
Research Park P.o. Box 3100 Andover, MA 01810

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