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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. High Temperature Membrane Reactors

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 08b

    Membrane reactors have the potential to improve reactivity and productivity of various chemical syntheses, including transesterification. However, to be of value, these systems must provide a higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance, and better mass transfer. This project will identify chemically- and thermally-resistant membrane components, fabricate a membrane reactor based on thes ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  2. Dewatering Membrane for Hazy Hydrodesulfurization Unit Effluents

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09

    Many refinery product streams, particularly those from Ultra Low Hydrodesulfurisation units, are prone to haze due to water emulsions. Haze is also problematic for biodiesel production, as hazy fuel cannot be used until the haze settles or is removed, which creates costly scheduling and shipping delays. This project will develop a novel membrane process for the removal of dissolved and dispersed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  3. Graphite Foam Heat Exchanger Technology for Energy Recovery

    SBC: Thermal Centric Corporation            Topic: 11

    The recovery of heat currently wasted in exhaust gases can reduce fuel consumption in almost every commercial and industrial sector. In the electricity generation sector alone, even modest improvements in energy recovery effectiveness would result in billions of dollars in savings annually. New materials made from conductive graphite have created a significant opportunity to produce heat exchang ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  4. Compact Polycapillary-Based Microbeam X-Ray Fluorecence Analysis System for Remote Monitoring of Metal Contamination

    SBC: X-RAY OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60740 Conventional X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis, used in DOE environmental management operations, is usually performed off-site and cannot provide sufficient detection sensitivity for certain types of materials. In-situ applications are difficult because such systems are bulky, heavy-weight, power-consuming, and difficult to maintain. This project will develop a prototype polycapillary- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  5. A Novel Oxygen Separation Membrane for Oxygen Production

    SBC: Enogetek, Inc.            Topic: 23

    The production of oxygen is ranked among the top five commodity chemicals in the U.S. However, low energy efficiencies and high costs are preventing the widespread implementation of traditional oxygen separation technologies. This project will develop and demonstrate a novel, low-cost, high-flux, high-selectivity, highly-efficient oxygen separation membrane. The Phase I effort demonstrated that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Intensified Process for Biodiesel Production

    SBC: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 07

    Although interest in biodiesel is rapidly increasing, the process by which biodiesel is synthesized has not changed much in the last two decades and is far from efficient. Currently, most biodiesel is made by a homogeneous-catalyst-based transesterification process, wherein soybean oil is reacted with methanol in the presence of sodium methoxide. After transesterification, the homogeneous alkali ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Sealing Technology for Hydrogen Compressors

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 03

    In support of the hydrogen economy, the DOE seeks to develop delivery technologies for hydrogen as an energy carrier for transportation and stationary power. However, the 2003 DOE Strategic Initiatives for Hydrogen Delivery Workshop determined that existing hydrogen compressor designs cannot meet the need for a reliable, efficient, and cost-competitive transportation infrastructure. This project ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  8. A Surface Plasma Ion Source fo Heavy Negative Ion Beams

    SBC: Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60693 This project will build and characterize a high current, high brightness Heavy Negative Ion Surface Plasma Source, for use in nuclear physics research, with geometry and other source parameters optimized for production of intense mA range beams and without unwanted contamination. The source will be capable of producing beams in the range from boron to uranium. In Phase I, compute ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  9. High Voltage, High Power, High di/dt, Low Inductance Solid State Switch

    SBC: APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    61042 Thyratrons, ignitrons, and spark gaps are used to switch tens of kilovolts at high current and at high rate of current risetime in high power modulators for high energy particle accelerators and other applications. These devices have one or more disadvantages, including high cost, limited lifetime, large expense for maintenance and/or replacement, and complexity of mounting, cooling ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  10. Harsh Fluorochemical Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60311 There are economic and environmental justifications for replacing conventional distillation processes with simpler membrane separations in certain applications. However, at present, there are no commercial membranes able to withstand the aggressive conditions associated with important industrial chemicals, including hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, and ozone. Prototype, chemic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
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