Ionic Liquid Membrane Contactor for CO2 Capture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90173
Agency Tracking Number: 97020
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
335 Water Street, Newport, DE, 19804-2410
DUNS: 808898894
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Pennisi
 (302) 999-7996
Business Contact
 Stuart Nemser
Title: Dr.
Phone: (302) 999-7996
Research Institution
Fossil fuels currently supply more than 85% of the worlds energy needs with the ensuing generation of 80% of all anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas is considered to be a major contributor to global warming. There is a concerted effort towards capturing carbon dioxide at the source of generation and sequestering the gas. However, with existing technologies for carbon dioxide capture, the cost of energy generation would increase significantly if carbon dioxide capture is mandated. This program combines two novel technologies, the amorphous perfluoropolymer membrane gas/liquid contactor and ionic liquid absorbents, to create a novel system for capturing carbon dioxide in flue gas and concentrating it for sequestration. Based on the published literature on ionic liquids, the proposed system will be capable of achieving a high selectivity separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas at a lower cost than the other currently available technologies. While the focus of this program is on capturing carbon dioxide in power plant flue gas, many other applications can be considered.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: This is a platform technology for removing gas from other gases. There are many applications that can take advantage of this. Two key applications of this are: carbon dioxide sequestering and improved recovery of natural gas.

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