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Biofilm Restoration for Contaminated Army Sites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68392
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-1301
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CENTER FOR INNNOVATION, INC.
305 West Mercury, Room 303, Suite E P.O. Butte, MT 59701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Biofilm Restoration for Contaminated Army Sites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0107
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

Many Unites States Army, and other Department of Defense (DoD) sites, are contaminated with a variety of contaminants including highly energetic compounds, such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), chlorinated aliphatics (such as trichloroethylene,TCE) and chlorinated aromatics. These compounds often persist in soil or groundwater for extended periods of time and present a toxicological risk to humans and the environment. During our Phase I research three microbial strains, known to degrade nitroaromatics and other environmental contaminants, were tested for their ability to degrade TNT in pure culture biofilms and as members of a complex biofilm community derived from a TNT contaminated soil. The ability of the pure cultures to form biofilms alone and as part of an undefined, mixed, consortium was compared to the TNT degradation ability of the soil biofilm consortium alone. While Phase I research was focused on the model contaminant TNT, Phase II investigations will be extended to other DoD contaminants of concern and will be performed at increasingly larger scale, including column experiments and and meso-scale reactors with contaminated soils from DoD sites.

Principal Investigator:

Robin Gerlach
Assistant Research Professor
4069941840
robin_g@erc.montana.edu

Business Contact:

Will Goldberg
President
4067234061
goldberg@cfi-mt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CENTER FOR INNNOVATION, INC.
305 West Mercury, Room 303, Suite E P.O. Butte, MT 59701

EIN/Tax ID: 810398513
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Montana State University
Center for Biofilm Engineering 366 EPS Building
Bozeman, MT 59717
Contact: William Costerton
Contact Phone: (406) 994-4770
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university