A NOVEL OXYGEN SEPARATION AND STORAGE APPARATUS FOR UNDERWATER AND HIGH ALTITUDE FUEL CELL APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,823.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-08-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-011-0133
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-T011
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
ENOGETEK, INC.
2716 Sunrise Street, Yorktown Height, NY, 10598
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605406706
Principal Investigator:
Lin-Feng Li
President and CTO
(914) 290-4747
crotonlfli@netzero.com
Business Contact:
Lin-Feng Li
President and CTO
(914) 290-4747
crotonlfli@netzero.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
Deborah Galloway
University of Cincinnati
P. O. Box 210222
Cincinnati, OH, 45221
(513) 556-5054
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
U.S. Military operations have come to depend more and more on unmanned vehicles (unmanned undersea vehicles UUVs and unmanned air vehicles UAVs) to carry out numerous missions. However, the transit distance for many of these missions is often well limited by the energy storage capacity of their power systems. Fuel cell, particularly SOFC that can be fed directly with reformate, looks promising. Conventional oxygen supply takes up a lot of volume (up to 40%). To solve this problem, one has to figure out a way to utilize the on-site oxygen resource. To separate oxygen from water, gill-swim bladder system constitutes an ideal model. Following this principle, in this SBIR program, a novel high selectivity, high efficient oxygen separation technology is proposed. Preliminary analysis suggests that Enogetek¡¯s oxygen extraction and storage technology has the following advantages, 1) low cost; 2) low power consumption; 3) high oxygen flux and 4) robust and compact. Therefore, once developed, it could exceed the requirement of this solicitation.

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