NOVEL MEMBRANES FOR NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS RECOVERY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10890
Agency Tracking Number:
10890
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology & Research (Currently MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.)
1360 Willow Rd #103, Menlo Pk, CA, 94025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Johannes G Wijmans
Principal Investigator
(415) 328-2228
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR THE SEPARATION AND RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBONS SUCH AS ETHANE, PROPANE, BUTANE, AND PENTANE FROM NATURAL GAS STREAMS. THESE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS HAVE A SIGNIFICANT VALUE AS CHEMICAL FEED STOCK; OFTEN, THEY MUST BE REMOVED TOCONTROL THE BTU RATING OF NATURAL GAS. MULTILAYER COMPOSITEMEMBRANES WILL BE PREPARED USING RUBBERY POLYMERS AS THE PERMSELECTIVE MATERIAL. TWO MATERIALS WITH VERY HIGH SELECTIVITIES FOR THE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS OVER METHANE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. THE MEMBRANE PREPARATION METHOD INVOLVES THE USE OF A NOVEL COATING TECHNIQUE. THE MEMBRANES WILL BE TESTED WITH METHANE AND THE HIGHER HYDROCARBONS. AT THE END OF PHASE I, THE MOST PROMISING MEMBRANE WILL BE INCORPORATED IN A SPIRAL- WOUND MODULE AND TESTED WITH A SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS MIXTURE.

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