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Depolymerization of Post-Consumer PET Waste to Produce Polymer Concrete for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
19794
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19794
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innotech International, Inc.
5457 Jo Pass E. Lansing, MI 48823
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Depolymerization of Post-Consumer PET Waste to Produce Polymer Concrete for Rehabilitation Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of the proposed research is to recycle PET and eventually other plastic wastes, through depolymerization while avoiding costly purification and color-removal steps, into low-cost and highly durable rapid-setting rehabilitation materials. Successful implementation of the proposed technology will impact two critical issues of our time - infrastructure and the environment - through recycling of some prominent plastic wastes into cost-effective rehabilitation materials with desirable performance characteristics. Phase I research evaluates the technical feasibility and economical viability of developing polymer concrete rehabilitation materials through depolymerizing impure and color post-consumer PET wastes. For this purpose, PET scrap sources and depolymerization process capable of generating unsaturated polyesters with acceptable processability and clear-cast resin characteristics will be identified. Optimum composition of polymer concretes incorporating recycled polyester binder will then be determined based on set characteristics, short-term engineering properties, and cost. Finally, market potentials of recycled polyester concrete will be determined through technical and economical evaluations against conventional rapid-setting rehabilitation materials.

Principal Investigator:

Al Sari
5172492375

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Innotech International, Inc.
5457 Jo Pass E. Lansing, MI 48823

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