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Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation Phase IIB

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0007510
Agency Tracking Number: 222467
Amount: $1,009,076.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 18a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001405
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-21
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Newport, DE 19804-2410
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Pennisi
 (302) 999-7996
Business Contact
 Stuart Nemser
Phone: (302) 999-7996
Research Institution

Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. It is estimated that 250 trillion BTU/yr are consumed in olefin/paraffin separations. In 2011 worldwide ethylene and propylene production was about 140 and 70 million tons respectively. Historically, membrane processes for separating olefins and paraffins have been demonstrated with somewhat encouraging results but stability problems have led to systems that have been unable to maintain performance. In many cases the use of silver (Ag+) salts were used to preferentially transport the ethylene or propylene.

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