Person-Portable Oxidative-Desulfurization System (PPODS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,899.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-09-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-065-2044
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-065
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
Kennth Lux
Lead Material Engineer
(408) 328-8306
ken@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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