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SBIR Phase I: Economical separation of heavy metals dissolved in acidic streams…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98956
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0946074
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tusaar
1900 15TH ST Boulder, CO 80302-5414
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Economical separation of heavy metals dissolved in acidic streams generated by industrial processes and mining operations
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0946074
Award Amount: $137,675.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a relatively simple and economical method to separate heavy metals from acidic streams in industry and environmental operations. The project will use techniques for bonding chemicals to an activated carbon carrier to create a metal-ion binding material. These metal ions can be removed by using strong acid solutions while regenerating the material for reuse. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be the substitution of an inexpensive ion-exchange material for the more costly ion-exchange resins based on polymeric organic compounds. Success in this Phase I project will lead to products that can serve specific applications in the nuclear, industrial, and environmental fields.

Principal Investigator:

Craig Sprain
PhD
3038820922
craig.sprain@tusaar.com

Business Contact:

Craig Sprain
PhD
3038820922
craig.sprain@tusaar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tusaar
1900 15TH ST Boulder, CO 80302

EIN/Tax ID: 270289694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No