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Permselective Membrane for Separation of Aromatic-Aliphatic Mixtures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
98971
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
18 b
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.
186 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBOROUGH, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Permselective Membrane for Separation of Aromatic-Aliphatic Mixtures
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90273
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The capability to efficiently separate aromatic hydrocarbons from aliphatic hydrocarbons is desirable for a wide variety of petrochemical processes. Liquid-liquid extraction is most commonly used to separate aromatics from aliphatics, but the existing process is complex, energy intensive, and costly. A composite membrane with high aromatics selectivity and permeability will be developed in the proposed program. The membrane will exhibit better permeation characteristics than polymeric membranes currently under development for aromatics- aliphatics separation, facilitating improved petrochemical process efficiencies. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Application of the proposed technology within petrochemical plants will reduce the cost of ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene, and xylene production

Principal Investigator:

Decio Coutinho
Dr.
508-481-5058
dcoutinho@aspensystems.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fokema
Dr.
508-481-5058
fokema@aspensystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Products Group, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill St. Marlborough, MA 01752-3017

EIN/Tax ID: 043559971
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No