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WHILE USE OF GAAS IN ELECTRONICS IS GROWING RAPIDLY AND MAY APPROACH 10% OF ALL…

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3523
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Bartlett Technologies
6131 E. San Marion Tucson, AZ 85715
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: WHILE USE OF GAAS IN ELECTRONICS IS GROWING RAPIDLY AND MAY APPROACH 10% OF ALL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS BY 1990, EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SATISFACTORY METHODS FOR RECOVERING GALLIUM, A RARE METAL IN NATURE, FORM PROCESS SCRAP DO NOT EXIST.
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,000.00
 

Abstract:

WHILE USE OF GAAS IN ELECTRONICS IS GROWING RAPIDLY AND MAY APPROACH 10% OF ALL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS BY 1990, EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SATISFACTORY METHODS FOR RECOVERING GALLIUM, A RARE METAL IN NATURE, FORM PROCESS SCRAP DO NOT EXIST. HANDLING OF ARSENIC, A TOXIC SUBSTANCE AND EXPECTED CARCINOGEN IN MINUTE AMOUNTS, IS A PROBLEM BOTH WITH RESPECTTO WORKPLACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEVELS OF ARSENIC CONTAMIN- INATION. RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED INTO METHODS OF RECOVER ING GALLIUM FROM SCRAP WHILE ISOLATING ARSENIC SAFELY. PRIMARY EMPHASIS WILL BE ON A SMELTING SEPARATION WITH ARSENIC COLLECTED IN AN ALLOY COLLECTOR AND GALLIUM OXIDIZEDINTO A SODA ASH SLAG. RESULTS FROM THIS APPROACH WILL BE COMPARED WITH DIRECT HYDROMETALLURGICAL METHODS; LEACHING, SOLVENT EXTRACTION, AND PRECIPITATION. THE POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATION AS DESCRIBED BY THE AWARDEE: THE COMMERCIAL OBJECTIVE IS AN ECONOMIC METHOD OF RECOVERING GALLIUM FORM ELECTRONIC SCRAP WITHOUT ARSENIC CONTAMINATION OF THE WORKPLACE OR ENVIRONMENT. TECHNICAL SUCCESS WILL LEAD TO A COMMERCIAL PROCESS PLANT BY BARTLETT TECHNOLOGIES.

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Robert W. Bartlett
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Bartlett Technologies
6131 E. San Marion Tucson, AZ 85715

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