SBIR Phase I: Dense Hydrogen Separation Membrane Based on Nanocomposites

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0233011
Agency Tracking Number: 0233011
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Amsen Technologies
1684 South Research Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85710
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hongxing Hu
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop high-efficiency, high-quality dense hydrogen separation membranes based on nanocomposites of a stable proton conducting ceramic and a metal phase. The proposed effort would result in highly conductive, chemically stable and mechanical robust membranes for hydrogen separation in high temperature, high pressure, and corrosive environments. In Phase I, basic composition-processing-microstructure-property relations of the membranes will be established through characterization of the microstructure and the performance of the membranes. Ceramic hydrogen separation membranes have wide applications in integrated gasification combined cycle and in fuel reformer for PEM fuel cells. This technology will benefit the on going efforts in increasing hydrogen-to-carbon ratios in transportation fuels, decreasing pollute emissions, and use of alternative fuels.

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