Membranes for Gasoline Fuel Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,983.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0124
Agency Tracking Number:
N063-184-0010
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH, INC.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112716311
Principal Investigator:
Zhenjie He
Research Scientist
(650) 543-3352
jennyhe@mtrinc.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Weiss
Government Contracts Mana
(650) 543-3378
egweiss@mtrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) proposes to develop small, automated membrane systems that will remove oxygen from the air space in gasoline storage tanks and simultaneously recover any gasoline vapors from the vest gas emitted from these tanks. By maintaining the air space at a low oxygen concentration and at a slight sub-atmospheric pressure (0.5 - 2 inches of water) the risk of fire caused by vapor leaking from a tank or sparking in a tank is much reduced. The U.S. EPA estimates that 0.25% of volatile fuels are lost as air emissions during fuel transfer operations. By recovering the bulk of these vapors, the membrane system will cover its cost after a few years' operation while simultaneously enhancing the tank's safety. In the Phase I program, the properties of the membranes required will be measured. This data will be used to design a prototype system to be built and demonstrated in the Phase II program.

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