Novel Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85924
Agency Tracking Number:
94682
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
10 d
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street, Newport, DE, 19804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808898894
Principal Investigator:
Sudipto Majumdar
Dr.
(302) 999-7996
smajumdar@compactmembrane.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Nemser
Dr.
(302) 559-6764
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. Significant energy consumption is employed when cryogenically separating ethane from ethylene and propane from propylene. These cryogenic separations are difficult and are both capital and energy intensive. Membrane processes have been previously evaluated for separating ethylene/ethane or propylene/propane. While somewhat encouraging results have been demonstrated, stability problems have led to systems that have been unable to maintain performance. In many cases the use of silver (Ag+) salts were used to preferentially transport the ethylene or propylene. It is proposed to combine the stability features and high gas transport of Compact Membrane Systems

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