Novel Absorbent for the Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F08630-02-C-0073
Award Id:
57591
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-1460
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
184 CEDAR HILL STREET, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012925504
Principal Investigator:
Mark Fokema
Senior Scientist
(508) 481-5058
fokema@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
Kang Lee
President
(508) 481-5058
klee@aspensystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In order to employ logistic fuels in fuel cell applications, fuel sulfur content must be reduced to below 10 ppm. We propose a new sulfur removal technology that will remove greater than 99% of the sulfur present in conventionally processed fuels. Theproposed absorption-based technology requires no hydrogen feed, is very efficient, and can be regenerated without disrupting performance. Absorbent synthesis, characterization and testing will be performed in the Phase I effort. Significant reduction oflogistic fuel sulfur content will enable widespread application of fuel cell power generation devices within military and civilian markets. These devices will offer reduced noise, increased reliability and improved fuel efficiency over conventional powergenerators. Use of thoroughly desulfurized fuel in conventional applications will also reduce harmful exhaust emission, as current exhaust remediation catalysts operate better in low sulfur content exhaust. The proposed technology will work well in smallmobile desulfurization applications as well as large stationary applications.

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