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Selective Adsorbents for Fuel Cell Processors (1000-486)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: A045-004-0012
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-07-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-01-31
Small Business Information
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ray Denkewicz
 Principle Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Frank Veronesi
Title: Controller
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution
 University of South Florida
 Mohamed Eddaoudi
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
United States

 (813) 974-2011
 Nonprofit College or University

Triton Systems Inc. responds to the Army's need for novel adsorbents that can selectively remove small molecule contaminants, or store hydrogen as produced by a fuel cell's processing system in order to support a 20-W Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEM-FC) for a minimum 72-hour operation. Current adsorbent technologies for contaminant removal and/or hydrogen storage in fuel cells are limited in their efficiency and selectivity. Highly selective and efficient adsorbents are needed in order to prevent poisoning of the PEM-FC electrocatalyst and to achieve targeted energy densities of the fuel processing system (i.e. 1.5kWhr/Kg). Triton Systems, with its partner Professor Mohamed Eddaoudi (University of South Florida), proposes to develop novel and robust Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) materials for the selective removal of small molecule contaminants and/or for the storage of hydrogen as produced by fuel cell processing systems. Synthesized materials will be tested for their capacity to adsorb H2, NH3, H2S and CO (using adsorption isotherms) over temperature and pressure ranges relevant to a compact fuel cell power systems. Adsorption hysteresis and chemical stability of the MOF materials over these same temperature and pressure ranges will also be measured.

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