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Dense membranes for efficient oxygen and hydrogen separation

Objective

Membranes for oxygen and hydrogen separation play a key-role in the development of CO2 emission-free coal or natural gas power plants. In addition, cost-effective oxygen and hydrogen production processes are urgently needed in gas supply industry. Today existing membranes, however, are not able to meet the requirements for an economical use because of the high costs in combination with limited permeability values and long-term stability in the operating environment. The objective of this project is, therefore, the development of thin mixed conducting membranes for O2 and H2 separation by using a new deposition technique “Low Pressure Plasma Spraying – Thin Film” (LPPS-TF) in combination with nanoporous, highly catalytic layers. TF-LPPS is a technique based on a combination of thermal spray and Physical Vapour Deposition technology. It allows the cost-effective production of thin, dense coatings on large areas at low substrate temperatures and has already successfully been used for the deposition of membranes for the solid oxide fuel cells. In this project both ceramic and metallic substrates will be used for deposition. It is expected that, by using the LPPS-TF process a dense, stable deposit with thickness lower than 20 micron can be obtained. This would allow to increase membrane performances while decreasing their manufacturing costs. Catalytic layers will be also applied to enhance the surface reactions becoming rate limiting for thin membranes. Membrane performances will be assessed in pilot loops in order to meet specific targets in terms of permeability and stability at temperature. A modelling study concerning the integration of the developed membranes in power and hydrogen production plants will be also performed. This will provide inputs for process scale-up and cost evaluation in the selected plant configurations in order to approach zero CO2 emission and a CO2 capture cost of 15 €/ton.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Coordinator

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 315 983
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)

Participants (14)

CERAMIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
France
EU contribution
€ 306 660
Address
Avenue Du Moulinas 382 La Resclause
30340 Salindres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadine Delbianco (Mrs.)
GKN SINTER METALS ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Krebsoge 10
42477 Radevormwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Balzer (Dr.)
Sulzer Markets and Technology AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 482 100
Address
Zuercherstrasse 12
8101 Winterthur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregory Szyndelman (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 485 846
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 000
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Principiano (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 315
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 234 173
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iwona Lyczkowska Lizer (Ms.)
SOL S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 200
Address
Via Gerolamo Borgazzi 27
20052 Monza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Rea (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 474
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matilde Cambiaghi (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 215 200
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Prestat (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 387
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Wagner (Dr.)
ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
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Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Graziadio (Dr.)
REPOWER ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 19 698
Address
Via Giulio Uberti 37
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Davide Maria Damiani (Dr.)
WOOD ITALIANA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 160
Address
Via Sebastiano Caboto 15
20094 Corsico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosa Domenichini (Dr.)