Hybrid Brayton Cycle/Membrane Separation System for VOC Control

EPA Contract Number: 68D50085
Title: Hybrid Brayton Cycle/Membrane Separation System for VOC Control
Investigators: Lokhandwala, K. A.
Small Business: Membrane Technology and Research Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1995 through March 1, 1996
Project Amount: $65,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


This proposal covers the development of a hybrid Brayton cycle/ membrane separation system for VOC control. The new system design offers significant capital and operating cost savings compared to current membrane vapor systems and could make membrane technology competitive with alternative processes in the feed flow range up to 2,000 scfm.

In the Phase I program, the overall feasibility of the new design will be determined in experiments with a modified membrane system, and a technical and economic analysis of the process will be performed. In the Phase II program, a hybrid system based on the optimum design identified in Phase I will be built and tested in the field.

Supplemental Keywords:

Scientific Discipline, Air, Chemical Engineering, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, emission control strategies, Brayton Cycle, air pollutants, volatile air toxics, emission control technologies, membrane separation system, VOCs, membrane technology , air pollution, emissions, industrial air pollution, hybrid system, economic analysis, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), emissions contol engineering, Brayton Cycle System, engineering models

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