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SBIR Phase I: Inorganic Sorbent Media for Removing a Broad Spectrum of…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98900
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945636
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Molycorp
5619 Denver Tech Center Parkway Suite 1000 Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3075
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Inorganic Sorbent Media for Removing a Broad Spectrum of Waterborne Contaminants
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945636
Award Amount: $147,702.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a rare earth sorbent media with the ability to remove a broad range of contaminants including heavy metals, organic pollutants, natural organic matter, and microorganisms. The Phase I effort will focus on determining the minimum pore size necessary to allow both removal of metals and microbes, so that the media can be developed for the point of use/point of entry residential market. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be a water treatment technology that will be capable of removing a suite of contaminants. In addition, the goal is to develop a technology that could be implemented at the point of use/point of entry scale (homeowner's individual well water). While the currently used media is known to successfully remove arsenic, the commercially attractive potential of the media developed in this project will be its ability to remove viruses and microbes in conjunction with organics and inorganics.

Principal Investigator:

Charles F. Whitehead
PhD
7608567686
cwhitehead@molycorp.com

Business Contact:

Charles F. Whitehead
PhD
7608567686
cwhitehead@molycorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Molycorp
5619 Denver Tech Center Parkway Suite 1000 Greenwood Village, CO 80111

EIN/Tax ID: 262814170
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No