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SELECTIVE ELIMINATION OF WASTE IN A METAL FINISHING OPERATION

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21549
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21549
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IonEdge Corp.
513 C, North Link Lane Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SELECTIVE ELIMINATION OF WASTE IN A METAL FINISHING OPERATION
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $165,000.00
 

Abstract:

CHROMATE CONVERSION COATINGS ARE ROUTINELY APPLIED TO CADMIUM IN ELECTROPLATING. THIS METAL FINISHING PROCESS GENERATES LARGE QUANTITIES OF HAZARDOUS HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM AND HEAVY-METAL WASTE. THIS IS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN. CONSEQUENTLY, AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN COATING FINISH IS PROPOSED AS A SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE CHROMAT CONVERSION COATING. THIS COATING WILL BE APPLIED USING THE UNIQUE DRY PLATING PROCESS DEVELOPED AT IONEDGE CORPORATION. THIS BENIGN MATERIAL WILL ELIMINATE CHROMIUM WASTE IN CADMIUM PLATING. SIMULTANEOUSLY, THE DRY PLATING WILL ELIMINATE LIQUIDS, AND WILL IN SITU RECYCLE SOLID CADMIUM. IN THIS RESEARCH, THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING A DESIRED QUALITY OF THIS MATERIAL TO THE DRY PLATED CADMIUM WILL BE INVESTIGATED. VARIATION IN ITS PHYSICAL PROPERTIES RELATED TO THE PROCESSING CONDITIONS WILL BE STUDIED. A SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF THIS NEW CONCEPT COULD RESULT IN TOTAL ELIMINATION OF HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS IN A CADMIUM PLATING OPERATION. IN ADDITION, THE DRY PLATING WILL MINIMIZE SOLID WASTE.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Mandar Sunthankar
3032230665

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionedge Corp.
1713 Hull St Fort Collins, CO 80526

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