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  1. Harsh Fluorochemical Separations


    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
  2. Membranes for Reverse Organic-Air Separations


    60395 Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from gasoline refueling facilities continue to be an energy, safety, and environmental issue. In such applications, it is desired to vent the air in the system and keep the VOC behind. This project will develop a reverse separation membrane (RSM) system that allows for rapid venting of air while retaining the gasoline in underground storag ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  3. 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
  4. HydroMax- Overcoming the Challenges of Industrial Coal Gasification

    SBC: Diversified Energy Corporation            Topic: 18

    Volatile natural gas prices are negatively impacting the U.S. industrial sector, which consumes approximately 6.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas annually. Over the last 24 months, natural gas prices have fluctuated between $5 and $12 per MMBtu, resulting in high and unpredictable fuel costs for the industrial sector. With abundant coal resources, an opportunity exists for the U.S. industrial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  5. Low-Cost Arc Process to Produce Single-Walled Nano-TubesT Using Coal-Based Starting Materials

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    60756 Recently discovered fullerene nano-tubes (also known as Single-Walled Nano-Tubes, SWNT) may have wide applicability because of their unique structure, as well as their physical and chemical properties. This project will develop a continuous reactor to economically produce high-yield SWNT using coal-based materials. The proposed reactor will utilize a flow-through design and allow c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  6. The Development and Commercial Demonstration of Reliable Highly Adherent Metalization of AIN

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    60318 The substitution of AlN for beryllia (in microelectronics, high-power microwave tubes, heat sinks, etc.), to eliminate the adverse environmental and health impacts of beryllia, is presently hampered by a lack of suitable techniques for metallizing the AlN. Non-oxide ceramics such as AlN present a significant challenge for traditional metallization approaches used for conventional oxid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Joining Technique for Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Iron Aluminide Alloys

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    60754 Oxide-dispersion strengthened (ODS) iron aluminide alloys have been shown to exhibit high creep strength and excellent corrosion resistance. However, it is difficult to join the alloys because the dispersed oxides agglomerate, thus compromising the mechanical properties of the base material. Diffusion bonding, in which two clean surfaces are joined by diffusion under high temperature ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  8. Microchannel Magnetic Coolers with Negative Magnetocaloric Effect

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: 11

    The recent discovery of a negative magnetocaloric effect in CoMnT1-xT¿x alloys (where T, T¿ = Si, Ge, Sn) at room temperature opens new prospects for the development of high-efficiency solid micro-cooling devices. This project will combine these novel alloys with cutting edge technology for microchannel regenerators to develop lightweight, compact, low cost, and environmentally friendly cooling ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  9. 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
  10. Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing

    SBC: Colnatec, LLC            Topic: 02b

    Thin film solar cells are one of the most promising and cost effective means of generating electricity from sunlight. However, their manufacture requires the use of precision film thickness process control sensors in order to produce high efficiency and economically viable cells. Current film thickness sensors are not reliable enough to meet these demands, failing after continuous use in a matter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
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