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NOVEL PERVAPORATION SYSTEM FOR RECOVERY OF ORGANICS FROM HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30615
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30615
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: NOVEL PERVAPORATION SYSTEM FOR RECOVERY OF ORGANICS FROM HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. chemical industry accounts for over 200 million tons/year of hazardousliquid waste containing organic chemicals. These waste streams are difficult totreat using conventional technologies such as carbon adsorption and steamstripping. Membrane processes--particularly pervaporation--offer energy and costadvantages over conventional techniques. However, current pervaporationmembrane-module designs limit the driving force for organic removal, modulematerials are damaged by the organics, and module costs are high.Bend Research is now pursuing development of a novel pervaporation module designfor this application. A key component is a solvent-resistant pervaporationmodule that overcomes the drawbacks of current pervaporation modules. This low-cost module is the kof dischargeable water while economically recovering a concentrated organicstream for further separation or direct re-use. Preliminary tests and modelingindicate that this system has operating advantages that will make it cost-effective for treatment ofThe Phase I goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of their approach by makingand testing small-scale hollow-fiver pervaporation modules based on solvent-resistant materials. Thin the new system design, identifying the operating conditions and parametersthat maximize performance.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Rod Ray
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Business Contact:

Mr. Kelly L. Smith
5033824100
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research, Inc.
64550 Research, Inc. Bend, OR 97701

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