Raman Scattering Sensor for On-Line Monitoring of Amines and Acid Gases

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85597
Award Id:
94601
Agency Tracking Number:
90474
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
825 North, 300 West, Suite 225, SAlt Lake City, UT, 84103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
879090652
Principal Investigator:
Rory Uibel
Dr.
(801) 322-1235
ruibel@process-instruments-inc.com
Business Contact:
Lee Smith
Dr.
(801) 322-1235
ruibel@process-instruments-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The removal of sulfur and CO2 from hydrocarbon streams and power plant effluents is a major problem. Because the sulfur is normally in the form of H2S, this acid gas is scrubbed using aqueous amine solutions that are difficult to control with conventional technology. CO2 scrubbing may soon be required to reduce green house gases. This project will develop Raman scattering technology for on-line, real-time monitoring of amine streams, in order to improve their efficiency in scrubbing H2S and CO2 from hydrocarbon streams and power plant effluents. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee:Improved control of amine and acid gas concentrations would allow refineries, natural gas processors, and power plants to more efficiently scrub sulfur and CO2, saving energy, time, and financial resources

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