Novel Platform for Hybrid Distillation of Inorganic Acids

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84316
Award Id:
72379
Agency Tracking Number:
78749S05-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
325 Water Street, Wilmington, DE, 19804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Nemser
Dr.
() -
stuart.nemser@compactmembrane.
Business Contact:
Stuart Nemser
Dr.
() -
stuart.nemser@compactmembrane.
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
78749S Distillation is a very valuable chemical engineering unit operation, but it is both energy and capital intensive. This is especially true when components either form azeotropes or have small relative volatility differences. A hybrid, robust membrane process could eliminate azeotropes and process pinch points. Therefore, this project will develop chemically and thermally stable high flux membranes for use in a hybrid process, which will have application to many distillation problems. Phase I will evaluate HNO3 drying, which is a difficult distillation process as well as a DOE target system. The membrane's ability to complete the difficult distillation separation in an energy and cost effective manner will be demonstrated, as well as the capability for producing the membranes in a cost-effective manner. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Distillation is the largest and most capital and energy intensive unit operation in the chemical industry. The new membranes should be able to reduce energy and capital costs associated with azeotropic distillation and other difficult distillation separations.

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