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SUPPRESSION OF CYANIDE FORMATION IN HALL PROCESS POTLINING

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14203
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMEC Consultants
4221 Roundtop Road Export, PA 15632
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SUPPRESSION OF CYANIDE FORMATION IN HALL PROCESS POTLINING
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

SPENT POTLINING FROM INDUSTRIAL PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION CELLS IS A DESIGNATED HAZARDOUS MATERIAL BECAUSE OF ITS CYANIDE CONTENT. OVER 100,000 TONS OF THIS MATERIAL ARE ANNUALLY LANDFILLED IN THE UNITED STATES. IT WOULD BE DESIRABLE TO AVOID THE FORMATION OF CYANIDE DURING THE OPERATION OF THE CELLS. EMEC CONSULTANTS PROPOSETO INVESTIGATE THE CONDITIONS AT WHICH CYANIDES FORM AND MIGRATE WITHIN THE CELL. IT IS HOPED THAT WAYS TO ELIMINATETHE FORMATION OF CYANIDE CAN BE IDENTIFIED. A POSSIBLE, PROPRIETARY APPROACH IS ALREADY OUTLINED IN THE PROPOSAL. THE EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF ITS FEASIBILITY IS PREPARED IN PHASE I, THEN PLANNED TO ACTUALLY BE INITIATED ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTROLYZERS IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Rudolf Keller
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Emec Consultants
Rd 3 Roundtop Road Export, PA 15632

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