Thermally Stable Nitrogen-Absorbents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG03-96ER82135
Award Id:
34572
Agency Tracking Number:
34572
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
64550 Research Road, Bend, OR, 97701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. David K. Lyon
Research Chemist
(541) 382-4100
Business Contact:
Dr. Walter C. Babcock
President and CEO
(541) 382-4100
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
40274 November 6, 1996 Bend Research, Inc. This project will develop a new class of nitrogen (N2)-binding absorbents for removal of N2 from natural gas. These absorbents could be employed in an economical process for treating the large fraction of domestic natural-gas reserves that are contaminated with nitrogen and are therefore unusable. However, the absorbents developed to date lack long-term stability under steam-stripping conditions. Therefore, low temperature stripping processes will be required. In this project, a new class of absorbents will be prepared and evaluated that will be sufficiently stable under steam-stripping conditions and that retain the favorable N2-binding properties of the current absorbents. In Phase II, a bench-scale test will be conducted and the process will be field tested by a number of end users. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: If the target performance of these absorbents is reached, this technology should be used to treat a large fraction of the N2-contaminated natural gas in the U.S. In addition, the same type of absorbents may be used to bind hydrogen in oil-refining. chemical-processing. and fuel-cell applications.

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