HYDROCARBON RECOVERY FROM PETROLEUM TRANSFER OPERATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11502
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology & Research
1360 Willow Road Ste 103, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J G Wijmans
 Principal Investigator
 (415) 328-2228
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
APPROXIMATELY 1.3 MILLION TONS OF HYDROCARBON VAPORS ARE RELEASED ANNUALLY IN PETROLEUM STORAGE AND TRANSFER OPERATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE DESIGN AND LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION OF A PILOT MEMBRANE SYSTEM ABLE TO CONCENTRATE AND RECOVER THESE VAPORS FROM STORAGE TANK OFF GASES. IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM, EXISTING MEMBRANES WILL BE EVALUATED WITH MODEL GAS MIXTURES IN THE LABORATORY. THESE DATA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF THE PROCESS AND THE OPTIMUM SYSTEM DESIGN. SOME MODIFICATIONS TO MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH'S EXISTING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS DESIGNS WILL ALSO BE PERFORMED TO MAKE THESE SYSTEMS SAFE TO USE WITH EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES. IN THE PHASE II PROGRAM, A PILOT SYSTEM WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED AND EVALUATED IN THE LABORATORY.

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