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Nanoporous Aerogels for the Absorption of Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Water

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98815
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944961
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nanoporous Aerogels for the Absorption of Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Water
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944961
Award Amount: $149,956.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop an aerogel separation medium for removal of both oily residues and dissolved organics from wastewaters. Flexible blankets will cover the surface of the wastewater and will follow a conventional separation step for removal of colloidal and dissolved organics. The material will be regenerated by extraction with super-critical carbon dioxide. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be a faster and more cost effective treatment process for various wastewaters such as from oil spills and from petroleum and petrochemical operations. Current methods are not able to collect such hydrocarbon wastes inexpensively.

Principal Investigator:

Redouane Begag
PhD
5084663124
rbegag@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Redouane Begag
PhD
5084663124
rbegag@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Aerogels Inc.
30 FORBES RD, BLDG B NORTHBOROUGH, MA 01532

EIN/Tax ID: 043559972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No