Anti-Fouling Reverse Osmosis Desalination System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,970.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85401
Agency Tracking Number:
90914
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Giner Electrochemical Systems, Llc
89 Rumford Aveue, Newton, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157030656
Principal Investigator:
Han Liu
Dr.
(781) 529-0531
hliu@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro
Dr.
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
It is estimated that 14 billion barrels of produced water was generated by onshore exploration and production (E&P) in 2002 alone. The produced water comprises approximately 98% of the total waste generated by oil and gas E&P. Additionally, many coal-bed methane processes, as well as other non-conventional oil and gas exploration processes, occur in the western U.S. where water is a precious resource for drinking and irrigation. These factors provide a strong incentive to convert the produced water to potable or irrigational form. This project will employ a highly efficient and fouling-resistant reverse-osmosis water treatment system that will elevate the produced water to potable water or irrigation standards. The resulting waste will be in the form of a concentrated brine slurry for easy disposal. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A successful project would create a new technology for desalination applications. The system also could be used for seawater desalination, where conventional membrane processes account for over 50% of installed capacity world wide.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government