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WASTEWATER PURIFICATION VIA IMPELLER FLUIDIZED MICROEMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10736
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10736
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Helipump Corp
8435 Brecksville Road Cleveland, OH 44141
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: WASTEWATER PURIFICATION VIA IMPELLER FLUIDIZED MICROEMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,317.00
 

Abstract:

THE APPLICATION OF IMPELLER FLUIDIZED MICROEMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANES TO THE SEPARATION OF CONTAMINANTS SUCH AS HEAVY METALS AND ORGANICS FROM WASTEWATER IS PROPOSED. THE IMPELLER FLUIDIZER DEVELOPED BY HELIPUMP CORPORATION IS A SELF-PUMPING, DURABLE, AND INEXPENSIVE FLUIDIZER DESIGN WHICH PROVIDES HIGHER MASS TRANSFER AND THROUGHPUT RATES THAN TYPICAL FLUIDIZERS. LIQUID MEMBRANES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED PREVIOUSLY FOR THE SEPARATION OF METALS (CU, U, CO, NI, ZN), ORGANICS (ACETIC ACID, PHENOL), AND RECENTLY AMINO ACIDS (PHENYLALANINE) FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS. THE RESEARCHERS PROPOSE TO EMPLOY A LIQUID MEMBRANE IN AN IMPELLER FLUIDIZER TO PURIFY WASTEWATER OF PROTOTYPICAL CONTAIMINANTS (PHENOL, AMMONIA, COPPER AND MERCURY). IN ADDITION, MICROEMULSIONS WILL BE USED INSTEAD OF COARSE EMULSIONS IN FORMULATING THE LIQUID MEMBRANE DUE TO THEIR INHERENT ADVANTAGES. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS OF THE TECHNIQUE WILL RESULT IN REDUCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT COSTS, WHILE INCREASING PRODUCTION CAPACITY.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Petrik
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Helipump Corp
8435 Brecksville Rd Cleveland, OH 44141

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