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SBIR Phase I: A Portable Dissolved Oxygen Delivery System for Rapid Treatment…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79514
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIODETECTION INSTRUMENTS, LLC
535 W Research Blvd., Suite 135, M/S 300 FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: A Portable Dissolved Oxygen Delivery System for Rapid Treatment of Organic Spills
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611067
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will engineer a fully automated, trailer-mounted Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen Injector (SDOX) and determine the effects of addition of dissolved oxygen (DO) to impaired waterways. Waterways with low dissolved oxygen cannot support fish and other aquatic life and are dominated by anaerobic microbial digestive processes. If the amount of organic nutrients in a waterway is such that resulting bacterial populations consume oxygen at a rate higher than can be replenished to the system through natural aeration, then DO concentration is reduced until anaerobic conditions prevail. The potential utility of the SDOX unit ranges from remediation of waterways that have been impaired by long term exposure to organics (due to excessive or improper fertilization practices or other anthropogenic impacts) to emergency response for treatment of organic spills (from wastewater treatment facilities, animal waste lagoons, petroleum spills and the like). Currently, there are no practical methods to rapidly response to a spill of organics into a body of water. One of the most common organic spills is the accidental release of untreated grey water from a municipal wastewater treatment facility. As a result of the Clean Water Act, each state has mandated water quality parameters for the release of pollutants from any point source (such as wastewater treatment facilities). The development of the technology described in this proposal will provide a practical method to remediate spills that may be significantly less expensive than state imposed fines.

Principal Investigator:

Clay Thompson
Mr
4795712592
cthompson@virtual-incubation.com

Business Contact:

Mark Wagstaff
Mr
4795712592
mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BlueinGreen
535 West Research Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No