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CONTROLLED SOLIDIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS ORGANIC WASTES WITH RECOVERY OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1309
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1309
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chemical & Metal Industries, I
4701 Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80216
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CONTROLLED SOLIDIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS ORGANIC WASTES WITH RECOVERY OF RECYCLABLE COMPONENTS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT TECHNOLOGY FOR SOLVENT RECOVERY AND RECYCLE OR FOR THE SOLIDIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS LIQUID ORGANIC WASTE CANNOT BE APPLIED TO ALL WASTE STREAMS. MATERIALS CONTAINING CORROSIVE, HIGHLY REACTIVE, OR ACIDIC COMPONENTS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE DISTILLATION/SEPARATION EQUIPMENT OF SOLVENT RECOVERY OPERATIONS. NOR ARE THESE MATERIALS OR THOSE WITH HIGHLY TOXIC AND/OR CORROSIVE VAPOR CONSTITUENTS (CHLOROCARBONS, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, METAL HALIDES) SUITED TO OPEN TRENCH MIXING WITH SOLIDIFYING REAGENT OR TO DIRECT INCINERATION. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH (PHASE I) INVESTIGATES THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF NEUTRALIZING, DETOXIFYING, AND SOLIDIFYING HAZARDOUS LIQUID ORGANIC WASTE IN A CLOSED CONTAINMENT SYSTEM. THE KEY COMPONENT OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM IS A TWIN SCREW, CONTINUOUS MIXER-EXTRUDER. THIS UNIT PERFORMS HIGH SHEAR MIXING OF LIQUID WASTE WITH NEUTRALIZING/SOLIDIFYING REAGENTS UNDER TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED AND VAPOR CONTAINED CONDITIONS ALLOWING RECOVERY OF VOLATILE COMPONENTS FOR RECYCLE. A SCREENING MATRIX WILL BE DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF REAGENTS AND THE CONDITIONS TO BE EMPLOYED FOR EACH WASTE CANDIDATE. TESTING WILL GENERATE DATA ON THE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLIDIFICATION, ON THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF HAZARDOUS COMPONENT HANDLING DURING PROCESSING, ON THE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SOLIDIFIED WASTE, ON RECOVERY OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPONENTS, AND ON OTHER PERTINENT SCALE-UP FACTORS FOR THE DEFINITION OF THE PHASE II EFFORT.

Principal Investigator:

David E. Hyatt
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Chemical & Metal Industries
4701 Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80216

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