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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85597
Agency Tracking Number: 90474
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 16 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Process Instruments, Inc.
825 North, 300 West, Suite 225, SAlt Lake City, UT, 84103
DUNS: 879090652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rory Uibel
 Dr.
 (801) 322-1235
 ruibel@process-instruments-inc.com
Business Contact
 Lee Smith
Title: Dr.
Phone: (801) 322-1235
Email: 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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