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Disinfecting Drinking Water Via Hybrid Ozone Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54242
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43AI050276-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.
335 WATER STREET NEWPORT, DE 19804-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Disinfecting Drinking Water Via Hybrid Ozone Systems
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The ozonation of drinking water is attractive for small communities that employ local wells or surface water sources provided it can be done at a reasonable cost. Although chlorine is widely used and is cheaper to use that ozone, its use results in the formation of carcinogenic trihalomethanes. Also chlorine has been found to be ineffective in the treatment of Cryptosporidium and viruses. Under an SBIR Phase I grant from the NIH, Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) demonstrated at lab-scale that CMS' membrane technology could be used to effectively ozonate water contaminated with organics, Cryptosporidium, humic acidd, bacteria, and viruses. Recently, CMS identified an ozone hybrid process that is 50-400 times more effective than ozone alone in destroying organic contaminants (no data yet on biologicals). In Phase I, CMS will build and evaluate this hybrid system for removal of Cryptosporidium, nitrobenzene, and humic acid. Long term (7+ days) testing and economic evaluations combined with hybrid system performance will provide understanding of system potential for enhancing cost effective production of quality non-carcinogenic (trihalomethane) drinking water. Focus will be initially on smaller facilities (serving 50, 000 people or less). PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The proposed ozone hybrid system will provide clean drinking water free of organics, Cryptosporidium, humic acids, bacteria, and viruses in a cost effective way for small communities.

Principal Investigator:

John J. Bowser

Business Contact:


3029997996
SNEMSER@COMPACTMEMBRANE.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.
325 WATER ST WILMINGTON, DE 19804

EIN/Tax ID: 510348256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No