High Efficiency Active Hydrogen Reformate Purifier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0286
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-014-0142
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T014
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
DUNS: 157030656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Han Liu, Ph.D.
 PI/Senior Project Scientist
 (781) 529-0531
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Email: avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
 Carol Schwendeman
 Office of Sponsored Projects
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44106-7015
 (216) 368-4514
 Nonprofit college or university
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (GES) in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will develop a highly efficient active hydrogen purifier. Due to its active nature, the purifier can output high purity hydrogen exceeding the output density required by NAVY (kWH2/l) without ultra high pressure or ultra high temperature. By combining Dimensionally Stable Membrane (DSM) technology and polybenzimidazole (PBI) / phosphoric acid (PA) system, the efficiency of the purifier can be improved with better durability. Based on preliminary data and calculation, the purifier can output more hydrogen than the total hydrogen contained in the inlet reformate stream even after subtracting the power that it consumes. The purifier is also highly dynamic, it can output at least 2X of its rated capacity for peak demand.

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