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Novel Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99322
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
94682
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
10 d
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street Newport, DE 19804-2410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85924
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. Significant energy consumption is employed when cryogenically separating ethane from ethylene and propane from propylene. These cryogenic separations are difficult and are both capital and energy intensive. Membrane processes have been previously evaluated for separating ethylene/ethane or propylene/propane. While somewhat encouraging results have been demonstrated, stability problems have led to systems that have been unable to maintain performance. In many cases the use of silver (Ag+) salts were used to preferentially transport the ethylene or propylene. It is proposed to combine the stability features and high gas transport of Compact Membrane Systems

Principal Investigator:

Sudipto Majumdar
Dr.
3029997996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Nemser
Dr.
3025596764
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street Newport, DE 19804

EIN/Tax ID: 510348256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No