Person-Portable Oxidative-Desulfurization System (PPODS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: A082-065-2044
Amount: $119,899.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-065
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kennth Lux
 Lead Material Engineer
 (408) 328-8306
Business Contact
 Mehdi Namazian
Title: Vice President
Phone: (408) 328-8303
Research Institution
The proposed Person-Portable Oxidative-Desulfurization System (PPODS) will enable the use of small solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to produce 2 kW of electrical power from JP-8 by reducing the sulfur concentration in JP-8 fed to the SOFC fuel processor to less than 10 ppmw. The PPODS utilizes an innovative oxidative desulfurization technique to reduce sulfur levels in the fuel to those compatible with SOFCs. This will enable the Army to take advantage of the ability of SOFCs to operate on a hydrogen reformate with significant amounts of CO present. This greatly simplifies the fuel reformer leading to a more compact and lightweight power system.

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