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Nickel-Based Amorphous Metal Membranes for Water Gas Shift Reactors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95218
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
94671
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
10 c
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nickel-Based Amorphous Metal Membranes for Water Gas Shift Reactors
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Hydrogen produced today from coal, natural gas, or biomass must be separated and purified outside the reactors using pressure swing absorption (PSA), a process that requires significant additional space and energy. Placing hydrogen-permeable membranes inside the reactors themselves would allow hydrogen to diffuse out, thereby reducing the cost of hydrogen production. In this Phase I effort, Mainstream will demonstrate an innovative new metal membrane for use inside of high-temperature water gas shift membrane reactors. By removing hydrogen continuously as it forms inside these reactors, this new membrane eliminates the need for bulky and expensive downstream pressure swing adsorption purifiers. Specific details on this membrane are included in the proprietary section of the proposal. This approach not only streamlines reformer and gasifier-based hydrogen production, it dramatically lowers the overall cost of hydrogen production. The resulting cost and energy savings would help the domestic natural gas, coal, and biomass industries and move the U.S. closer to the DOE

Principal Investigator:

Alan Brothers
Dr.
3216313550
abrothers@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Mr.
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Central Florida
12201 Research Parkway
Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826-3246
Contact: Mandy Wilcox
Contact Phone: 4078235147