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SBIR Phase I: Development and Characterization of a Bioaugmentation Culture to…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98888
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945557
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BCI
39 Clarendon Street Watertown, MA 02472-2813
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Development and Characterization of a Bioaugmentation Culture to Remediate Chlorinated Ethenes in Low pH Ground Water
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945557
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a robust commercial acid-tolerant culture of the anaerobic bacterium Dehalococcoides (Dhc) for in-situ treatment of groundwater contaminated with tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE). The project team will conduct a search of acidic contaminated sites for natural Dhc strains having acid tolerance. The most promising strains will be combined to create a commercial dechlorinating culture. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the deployment of a bioremediation solution to address and solve many existing acid-caused remediation failures and thereby increase the effectiveness of existing in-situ biological treatment techniques as a cost-effective and successful remedial option to eliminate PCE and TCE from groundwater.

Principal Investigator:

Margaret Findlay
MS
6179230976
mfindlay@bcilabs.com

Business Contact:

Margaret Findlay
MS
6179230976
mfindlay@bcilabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BCI
39 Clarendon Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 043180927
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No