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In-Situ Monitoring of Uranyl Ion in Ground Water Using a Colorimetric-Based…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84967
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
85041
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: 2008
Title: In-Situ Monitoring of Uranyl Ion in Ground Water Using a Colorimetric-Based Sensor: Enabling the Mapping of Uranium Plume Migration of Contaminated DOE Sites
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER86341
Award Amount: $99,830.00
 

Abstract:

The long-term monitoring of ground-water contamination plumes, for determining the fate of contaminants in the environment, is expensive and labor intensive. Current baseline methods have resulted in monitoring programs that collect less data than required to fully understand the fate and transport mechanisms of the contaminants. In this project, an automated field-deployable monitoring system, using a preconcentrating column sensor, will be used to monitor uranium concentrations. The system will be capable of being deployed and operated in the field for several months, measuring uranium concentrations below the regulatory limit of 30 ppb. The system will provide more frequent data with less reporting delay at a lower cost than the baseline methods. In Phase I, a prototype analytical system will be developed and tested. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The monitoring system is projected to detect uranium below the regulatory limit and will have the necessary attributes for deployment in the field. The system has application at DOE sites with radiological contaminants (e.g., the Hanford Site in Washington). The system will decrease monitoring costs, enhance understanding of the fate of radiologicals in the environment, and ultimately decrease the cost of groundwater remediation

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:
Battelle PNWD
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: Laurie Martin
Contact Phone: (509) 373-1671
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)