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DEVELOPMENT OF CAVITATING LIQUID JETS FOR REMEDIATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60925
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
ES011896
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynaflow, Inc.
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd. Jessup, MD 20794-9381
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF CAVITATING LIQUID JETS FOR REMEDIATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43ES011896-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop a novel process to remediate groundwater contaminated with toxic organics utilizing jet-induced cavitation. A wide variety of toxic substances in aquifers at many Superfund sites pose serious problems to the nation's fresh water supply. Contaminated groundwater is a particular threat to the health of those relying on well water. Typically, the contamination is present in very large volumes of water at dilute concentrations such that efficient, rapid, and inexpensive processing is critical. Cavitation produces sonochemically-activated reactions in water, resulting in the creation of highly effective oxidizing hydroxyl radicals, and promotes a wide range of reactions including oxidation of organic compounds. Cavitation induced by specially designed jets have been shown to oxidize compounds in the laboratory with two orders of magnitude greater energy efficiency than ultrasonic devices. Phase I will investigate the feasibility of oxidizing selected compounds of high priority for groundwater remediation utilizing special cavitating jets. Using a combination of experiments and modeling, the characteristics and requirements of a practical scale system will be estimated. Phase II will expand the number of compounds investigated, refine scaling laws, and address larger and practical scale implementation issues.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth M. Kalumuck
3016043688
KEN@DYNAFLOW-INC.COM

Business Contact:

Georges Chahine
3016043688
Small Business Information at Submission:

DYNAFLOW, INC.
DYNAFLOW, INC. 10621 IRON BRIDGE RD, STE J JESSUP, MD 20794

EIN/Tax ID: 521573410
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No