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INVESTIGATION OF A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS AN EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1306
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electrochimica Corp.
2487 Spring Street Redwood City, CA 94063
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: INVESTIGATION OF A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS AN EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATOR FOR OZONE
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE CONCEPT OF A NEW APPROACH TOWARDS A HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL OZONE GENERATOR IS PROPOSED. THIS APPROACH IS BASED ON THE UTILIZATION OF AN OXYGEN REDUCTION CATHODE INSTEAD OF A HYDROGEN EVOLUTION RESULTING IN A SIGNIFICANT LOWERING OF REQUIRED CELL VOLTAGE. THIS APPROACH ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY SIMPLIFIES THE MASS BALANCE IN THE ELECTROLYZER. AN ENERGY REQUIREMENT OF 7.8KWH/KG OF OZONE IS PROJECTED FOR THE NEW ELECTROCHEMICAL METHOD COMPARED TO 16.5-22 KWH/KG FOR COMMERCIAL CORONA DISCHARGE GENERATORS. IN ADDITION, THE NEW APPROACH WILL PERMIT THE REDUCTION OF CONCENTRATED STREAMS OF OZONE (15-25% CONCENTRATION COMPARED WITH 2-3% FOR CONVENTIONAL GENERATORS). THIS WILL ENABLE THE DESIGN OF MORE ECONOMICAL PROCESSES AND EQUIPMENT FOR DISINFECTIVE TREATMENT OF WATER.

Principal Investigator:

M. Eisenberg
4159617400

Business Contact:


4159617400
Small Business Information at Submission:

Electrochimica Corp.
20 Kelly Court //////////////////// Menlo Park, CA 94025

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