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In-situ Monitoring of the Radioactive Contaminant Tc-99 in Groundwater Using a…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84331
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
83003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Burge Environmental, Inc.
6100 South Maple Avenue Suite 114 Tempe, AZ 85283-2872
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: In-situ Monitoring of the Radioactive Contaminant Tc-99 in Groundwater Using a Reagentless Equilibrium-based Sensor
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER86303
Award Amount: $99,676.00
 

Abstract:

Technetium-99 is a significant contaminant of concern at U.S. DOE sites. It is a pure beta-emitting radionuclide with an extremely long half-life (t1/2=2.13 X 105 yrs) and is highly mobile in the environment. Because it is capable of migrating through an aquifer virtually unencumbered, it is essential that the plumes be closely monitored. In this project, an automated field deployable monitoring system, using an equilibration-based preconcentrating minicolumn sensor, will be used to monitor TC-99 concentrations. The system will be capable of being deployed unattended in the field for several months, and measuring TC-99 concentrations below the regulatory limit of 900 pCi/L. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system should have application at DOE sites with radiological contaminants (Hanford Site, Washington). The system would decrease monitoring costs and enhance the understanding of the fate of radiologicals in the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Burge
Dr
4809685141
burgenv@globalcrossing.net

Business Contact:

Scott Burge
Dr
4809685141
burgenv@globalcrossing.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Burge Environmental, Inc.
6100 South Maple Avenue Suite 114 Tempe, AZ 85283

EIN/Tax ID: 860786959
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PNNL
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: Laurie Martin
Contact Phone: (509) 373-1671
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)