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SBIR Phase I: Novel Desulfurization Adsorbents

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0611095
Agency Tracking Number: 0611095
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CT
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-605
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3850 Research Park Drive Suite A P O Box 2150
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Pu Zhang
 (734) 213-1637
Business Contact
 Maria Thompson
Title: Ms
Phone: (734) 213-1637
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will design and develop novel metalorganic framework (MOF) adsorbents that selectively remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from hydrogen reformate gas. It addresses the critical need for an effective sulfur removal approach for a fuel processing system using JP8 and diesel logistical fuels. The goal is to reduce sulfur content to <0.1 ppmw in reformate and provide pure hydrogen for the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The MOF adsorbents will offer attractive advantages of selectivity, capacity, and regenerability for sulfur removal compared to existing technologies. Improved desulfurization for compact fuel processors will facilitate the production of portable power sources (10 - 1000 W) and auxiliary power units (50 - 200 kW) for ground vehicles, tractor-trailers, boats, RV's, etc. It is likely that the technology will also be scalable down to smaller 1 - 10 W power units that have immense market potential for portable electronic devices using liquid fuels.

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