High Temperature Membrane Reactors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER86305
Award Id:
84320
Agency Tracking Number:
82714
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:
808898894
Principal Investigator:
Sudipto Majumdar
Dr
(302) 999-7996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Nemser
Dr
(302) 999-7996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Research Institution:
Kansas State University
Paul R Lowe
2 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS, 66506 1103
(785) 532-6804
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Membrane reactors have the potential to improve the reactivity, productivity, and energy efficiency of various chemical syntheses including transesterification. To be of value, the membrane reactors must provide a higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance and better mass transfer. This project will evaluate the use of a high temperature, high mass transfer membrane system to enhance transesterification reactivity. First, novel membrane modules with improved upper-use temperature, chemical resistance, and mass transfer will be fabricated. Then, the modules will be tested to demonstrate enhanced transesterification. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new membrane reactors should impact a broad platform of chemical reactions, leading to energy savings of over 50 trillion BTU/yr. The products impacted include fuel grade ethanol and pipeline ethanol.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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