ETHANOL-WATER FRACTIONATION BY A NON-BOILING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER PROCESS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$41,708.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6965
Agency Tracking Number:
6965
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2626 E Arizona Baltimore Cir, #23, Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR WALTER F ALBERS
(602) 955-9199
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FEASIBILITY AND FUNDAMENTAL OPERATION OF AN INNOVATIVE NONBOILING MINIMUM ENERGY HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER DEVICE WILLBE INVESTIGATED. AN ETHANOL/WATER BINARY SYSTEM WAS SELECTED BECAUSE OF ITS COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE. THE HEAT ANDMASS TRANSFER DEVICE USES AN INERT CARRIER GAS OPERATING AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE TO EVAPORATE ETHANOL AND WATER AND THEN TO CONDENSE WATER AND ETHANOL IN A MANNER SO AS TO REUSE THE HEAT OF VAPORIZATION AND CAUSE COMPOSITIONAL CHANGES POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN HIGH PRODUCT PURITIES. THIS DEVICE IS CONSTRUCTED OF INEXPENSIVE MATERIALS.

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