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NOVEL PARTICULATE SEPARATIONS BY ELECTROSTATIC COALSCENCE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2638
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2638
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exportech Company, Inc.
Building 242, Schreiber Industrial District P.O. Box 588 New Kensington, PA 15068 0058
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: NOVEL PARTICULATE SEPARATIONS BY ELECTROSTATIC COALSCENCE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

ETCI WILL INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF USING A MIXED-LIQUID ELECTROSTATIC COALESCENCE METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF MICRONIZED PARTICLES OF DIFFERING SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS. THE PROPOSED METHOD USES EMULSIFIED WATER AS A GETTER SELECTIVE TO HYDROPHILIC PARTICLES SUSPENDED ALONG WITH HYDROPHOBIC PARTICLES IN ORGANIC LIQUIDS SUCH AS KEROSENE AND FUEL OIL. IN THE ELECTROCOALESCE PROCESS, THE EMULSION IS BROKEN ELECTROSTATICALLY WITH THE AID OF DEEMULSIFYING AGENTS AND THE IMMISCIBLE LIQUIDS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED PARTICULATES ARE THEN SEPARATED BY FIRST COALESCING THE WATER/HYDROPHILIC-PARTICULATE PULP ELECTROSTATICALLY AND THEN REMOVING THE WATER DROPLETS AND ENTRAINED PARTICULATES BY DIFFERENTIAL SETTLING. THE APPLICATION PROPOSED IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER ELECTROSTATIC COALESCENCE METHOD STUDIED TO DATE IN THAT THEHYDROPHOBIC PARTICLES REMAIN SUSPENDED IN THE ORGANIC LIQUIDPHASE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robin R Oder
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Exportech Co Inc.
P O Box 579 Export, PA 15632

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