Removal Of Ammonia And Water To Enhance Yield Of Kinetically-Controlled Beta-Lactam Synthesis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER86343
Agency Tracking Number: 85550
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street, Newport, DE, 19804
DUNS: 808898894
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Nemser
 (302) 999-7996
Business Contact
 Stuart Nemser
Title: Dr
Phone: (302) 999-7996
Research Institution
 Georgia Technology Research Center
 Andreas Bommarius
 School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
225 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 Nonprofit college or university
Membrane reactors have the potential to improve the reactivity and productivity of various chemical syntheses, including enzymatic water sensitive reactions. To be of value, reactors with higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance, and better mass transfer systems are desired. This project will develop improved mass transfer technology for membrane reactors and evaluate its ability to enhance enzyme reactivity. Phase I will fabricate novel membrane modules with improved mass transfer. Once fabricated, testing will be conducted to demonstrate enhanced targeted synthesis and improved mass transfer. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: This program addresses a broad platform of chemical reactions that can be enhanced by membrane reactors. The enhanced products would comprise well over 5 billion pounds per year and would save over 50 trillion BTU per year. In addition to enhancing chemical reactions, the technology could be used for drying organics, most specifically fuel grade ethanol and pipeline ethanol

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