Nano-porous Inorganic Membrane as a One-Step Sulfur Tolerant Hydrogen Recovery Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-05-M-0144
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-040-1404
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-040
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
MEDIA & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
155 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
802071662
Principal Investigator:
Paul K T Liu
President
(412) 826-3711
pliu@mediaandprocess.com
Business Contact:
Paul Liu
President
(412) 826-3711
pliu@mediaandprocess.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project focuses on the use of our hydrogen selective nanoporous inorganic membrane for hydrogen recovery from reformats. We believe that the unique performance features of our proposed membrane-based process can deliver an one-step hydrogen recovery process to meet the hydrogen purity requirement of the Navy SSFC, and, more importantly, to streamline the up-stream fuel reforming and down stream hydrogen preparation. In addition, this proposed non-metallic inorganic-based membrane product is not only sulfur tolerant, but also thermally, hydrothermally and "pressure" stable, suitable to integrate directly with the upstream and downstream processes. Our proposed Phase I program will generate separation performance database using synthetic streams simulating reformates generated from the Navy logistic fuel via both steam reforming and partial oxidation processes. In addition, a bench top treatability study will be performed to demonstrate the long-term (~ 4 weeks) performance stability in the presence of the maximum sulfur level. Finally, we will perform capital and operation economic analysis and the preliminary system design for the 40 and 300kW fuel cell system for evaluation by Navy.

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