Regenerative Sorbent System Solutions for Logistics Fuels Desulfurization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$650,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8501-07-C-0016
Award Id:
73275
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-282-2447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard Breitkopf
Senior Research Scientist
(678) 287-2486
rbreitkopf@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Hunt
Chief Executive Officer
(678) 287-2402
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II project will develop nanomaterial sorbents for desulfurization of logistics fuels. The project"s purpose is to allow ultra-low emissions engines to use JP-8 and diesel fuels, which are traditionally high in sulfur, by reducing their sulfur content below 15 ppm, an acceptable level compatible with the new engine designs. Success in this project will provide the military with a viable solution to using available fuel and complying with emission standards. nGimat and Georgia Institute of Technology will use nanomaterials produced by the Nanospray Combustion process to meet the aforementioned needs. This technology provides advantages over other techniques by making high surface area supported nanocomposites with excellent adhesion between dissimilar materials and much less susceptibility to elevated temperature sintering since the production method is flame-based. We will fine tune nanomaterial compositions to maximize reversible chemisorption to different organosulfur species. In Phase I, nGimat demonstrated JP-8 sulfur removal as part of a steam-reforming process. In Phase II, we will show superior throughput, capacity, purity, regenerability, and durability performance. nGimat will build, evaluate, test, and send a prototype unit to the Air Force for testing. The Georgia Centers for Innovation/OneGeorgia will provide a partial cost share for the proposed work.

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