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STTR Phase I: Direct Microreactor Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88517
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0741214
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UMPQUA Research Company
P.O. Box 609 Myrtle Creek, OR 97457-0102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Direct Microreactor Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0741214
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a microreactor system for formation of hydrogen peroxide in water by direct catalytic reaction of oxygen and hydrogen. This approach will overcome limitations that exist in current direct processes, which are not commercially viable. A more efficient and safer reactor system is proposed. Intrinsic attributes of microreactor technology, including exceptional heat and mass transfer rates, and free radical quenching, will allow an efficient, safe, and scalable process to be achieved. The societal benefits (commercial potential) of this project a green process for the formation of hydrogen peroxide in water. The major advantage of hydrogen peroxide over other chemical reagents is the benign by-products that are formed. Hydrogen peroxide is utilized in industrially important processes. Penetration of hydrogen peroxide into industrial processes has been stymied by cost, where a significant fraction of the cost is for shipping of concentrated hydrogen peroxide solutions. The capability to generate low cost hydrogen peroxide on-demand using microreactors will overcome this the shipping expense.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Akse
PhD
5418637770
akse@urcmail.net

Business Contact:

James R. Akse
PhD
5418637770
akse@urcmail.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Umpqua Research Company
PO Box 609 Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

EIN/Tax ID: 930789314
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oregon State University
312 Kerr Admin Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331-2147
Contact: Goran Jovanovich
Contact Phone: (541) 737-3614
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university