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A Novel, Nanostructured, Metal-organic Frameworks-Based Product Loss Prevention Technology in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HE0D18C0021
Agency Tracking Number: B172C-0004
Amount: $99,999.99
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 17-NCER-2C
Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-17-00028
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-31
Small Business Information
4023 Kennett Pike #942
Wilmington, DE 19807-2018
United States
DUNS: 051186760
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Osman Ozdemir
 Chief Operating Officer
 (281) 899-0869
Business Contact
 Jason Ornstein
Title: Executive Director
Phone: (713) 701-5490
Research Institution

To reach the end user, oil and gas production at the wellhead must be transmitted through the country and distributed to a wide range of customers. This logistical system requires natural gas gathering lines, processing facilities, product storage tanks and lots of other equipment. What results is air pollution caused by industry losses during these operations and the use of continuous or intermittent venting/flaring to mitigate other issues.One of the main components of this pollution is Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), with the increasing popularity of unconventional 0 & NG production in the US, controls on VOC release will become increasingly important to maintain current health and safety standards. In this activity, framergy, in collaboration with Texas A&M University, will develop a combined methane and VOC capture technology that can be used at well sites, natural gas gathering and processing facilities, storage tanks/ sites, and transmission facilities to reduce pollution. This technology will be capable of separating, storing and recycling natural gas and VOCs._x000D_
The proposed innovation is a combination of VOC-philic solvents and novel Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) adsorbents targeted to capture a wide range of volatile products and light hydrocarbons before they are vented into the atmosphere.

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