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HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11804
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11804
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ion Physics Corporation
11 Industrial Way Atkinson, NH 03811
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $229,908.00
 

Abstract:

IRRADIATION WITH IONIZING RADIATION, SUCH AS HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS, IS THE MOST POWERFUL MEANS AVAILABLE FOR THE DISINFECTION OF WASTEWATER. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF E-BEAMS FOR THIS PURPOSE HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED, AND PARTICULARLY IN A LANDMARK INVESTIGATION COMPLETED IN 1980. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH SOME EXPERIMENTATION HAS CONTINUED, IONIZING RADIATION STILL HAS NOT BEEN WIDELY ADOPTED AS A MEANS OF TREATING WASTEWATER. PRACTICAL PROBLEMS REMAIN, SUCH AS THEENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY OF THE E-BEAM EQUIPMENT, AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES INVOLVED IS NOT COMPLETE. THE PROPOSED WORK ADDRESSES THESE PROBLEMS BY: (1) A STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE OF THE TARGET MATERIAL ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE E-BEAM RADIATION. (2) A COMPARISONOF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DOSE DELIVERED IN PULSED FORM WITHTHE SAME DOSE DELIVERED IN A CONSTANT (DC) BEAM. (3) A DESIGN STUDY OF A RELIABLE E-BEAM EQUIPMENT EMBODYING NEEDEDINNOVATIONS IN ACCELERATION TUBE AND EXIT WINDOW. APPLICATION OF HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRON BEAMS TO THE PROCESSING OF WASTEWATER WOULD BE MADE MORE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, AND EFFICIENT BY THE PROPOSED PHASE I AND PHASE II WORK. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF THIS VALUABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR LARGE-SCALE TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER.

Principal Investigator:

Hemut I Milde
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Ion Physics Corp.
323 Andover Street Wilmington, MA 01887

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