Dewatering Membrane for Hazy Hydrodesulfurization Unit Effluents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84838
Award Id:
84071
Agency Tracking Number:
82249
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:
Stuart Nemser
Dr
(302) 999-7996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Nemser
Dr
(302) 999-7996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Refinery product streams, particularly those from Ultra Low Hydrodesulfurisation units, are prone to haze due to water emulsions. Hazy fuel cannot be used until the haze is removed, which creates costly scheduling and shipping delays. This project will develop a novel membrane process to rapidly remove fuel haze in real time. The process would be expected to operate on a once-through basis. Phase I will fabricate novel membrane systems targeted specifically for removal of dissolved and dispersed water from fuels. Once fabricated, the membrane system will be tested under a wide variety of water-fuel conditions to demonstrate removal of haze. An economic analysis will be performed, based on the data from earlier tasks. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: This platform technology should have large impact on a number of areas of interest to the Department of Energy. In addition to the removal of haze from fuel, applications include enhancing chemical reactors by removing by-product water, drying pipeline ethanol and other organics, and stabilizing hydraulic fluid by removing water.

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