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BIOPOLYMER PRODUCTION FROM WASTEWATER SLUDGES FOR ENCAPSULATION AND OTHER…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5236
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5236
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Health & Environment Inc.
830 Lee Street Ma6hattan, KS 66502
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: BIOPOLYMER PRODUCTION FROM WASTEWATER SLUDGES FOR ENCAPSULATION AND OTHER APPLICATIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOUND MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF SLUDGES FROM INDUSTRIAL AND MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS ARE COMPLEX AND EXPENSIVE. THE RECOVERY OF VALUABLE RESOURCES FROM SLUDGES MUST BE AN IMPORTANT INTENT OF THE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE, IF THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH WASTE DISPOSAL OPERATIONS ARE TO BE CONTAINED. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING A PROCESS TO PRODUCE BIOPOLYMERS FROM BIOLOGICAL SLUDGES BY GROWING SUITABLE MICROORGANISMS. THERE ARE SEVERAL POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS BIOPOLYMER. THESE INCLUDE, THE PRODUCTION OF PLASTICS, AND THE USE OF THE POLYMER FOR ENCAPSULATION OF CONTROLLED-RELEASE SUBSTANCES SUCH AS FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

F.r. Baker
Project Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Health & Environment Inc.
830 Lee Street Ma6hattan, KS 66502

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