STTR Phase I: Novel Membrane Modules for Degassing Oils

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637596
Award Id:
84856
Agency Tracking Number:
0637596
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
325 WATER ST, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, 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:
Sudipto Majundar
PhD
(302) 999-7996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com
Research Institution:
NJIT
Kamalesh K Sirkar
323 Dr Martin Luther King
Newark, NJ, 7102
(973) 596-8447
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will introduce a simple online system to continuously remove dissolved water and oxygen from transformer oil. The insulating materials used in large transformers consist of paper and dielectric oils, which provide a means of cooling. Over time, the insulating materials degrade as a result of chemical attack associated with the paper and small reactive molecules within the transformer oil.This technology addresses intermediate size markets (eg. transformer oil) and many very large markets of national interest. This product will first and foremost be an excellent tool for extending the useful life of transformers. There are many other potential applications, such as: removal of dissolved water from hydraulic fluids biodegradable hydraulic fluids; removal of water at low concentrations from products such as fuel grade ethanol; regeneration of solvents due to the stability and high permeability of the membrane at low water activity; and enhancement of chemical reactions by water removal which can drive equilibrium reactions.

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