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BIOSBRFACTANTS FOR IN SITU SLUDGE REMOVAL FROM OIL/WATER SEPARATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
29010
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
29010
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bioremediation Consulting,
55 Halcyon Road Newton, MA 02159
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: BIOSBRFACTANTS FOR IN SITU SLUDGE REMOVAL FROM OIL/WATER SEPARATORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $67,325.00
 

Abstract:

Biosurfactants are proposed as an innovative technological solution to the problem of sludge accumulation on ship-board oil/water separators. They are equal or superior to synthetic surfactants with respect to exhibiting minimuminterfacial tension values at significantly lower CMC values. Biosurfact- ants are also more readilyu biodegradable and exhibit less toxicity then do the majority of synthetic surfactants. The team of Bioremediation Consulting Inc (BCI) and Finnerty Enterprises Inc (FEI) will screen biosurfactants from a unique in-house collecion of approximately 100 microbial strains for their effectiveness in mobilizing sludge from bench scale laboratory test surfaces. Biosurfactants obtained from com- mercially available sources will be compared to those in FEI's collection. Several biosurfactants will be chemically identified and characterized for the property of lowering interfacial tension and increasing sludge mobilization under a range of salt concentrations and temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Sam Fogel Phd
6179695913

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bioremediation Consulting,
55 Halcyon Road Newton, MA 02159

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