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ULTRA-TRACE ANALYSIS OF WATER AND WASTEWATER

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3520
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3520
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ionics International, Inc.
10655 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1 Houston, TX 77042
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ULTRA-TRACE ANALYSIS OF WATER AND WASTEWATER
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

IONICS RESEARCH INC. (IRI) HAS DETERMINED THAT UNCOATED CAPILLARY COLUMNS CAN BE USED TO CONCENTRATE ORGANICS FROM WATER. THE METHOD IS EXCEEDINGLY SIMPLE AND RAPID (10 MINUTES PER 100 ML), YET EFFECTIVE. IRI PLANS TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF THIS TECHNIQUE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT SUITABLE FOR THA NALYSIS OF ORGANICS AT THE PART-PER-TRILLION LEVEL IN WATER AND WASTEWATER. SUCH AN INSTRUMENT WOULD BECOME STANDARD IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY, SUPPLANTING THE MORE COMPLEX METHODS CURRENTLY IN USE AND PROPOSED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE. MOREOVER, BY IMPROVING UPON THE DETECTION LIMIT FOR POLLUTANTS IN WATER, THE PROMULGATION OF MORE STRINGENT REGULATION CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENTAL RELEASE OF CARCINOGENS (AND OTHER PARTI- CULARLY TOXIC SUBSTANCES) WOULD BE FACILITATED. THE INSTRUMEMENT WOULD BE EQUALLY USEFUL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF OTHER AQUEOUS MEDIA (BODY FLUIDS, BEVERAGES, ETC.). POTENTIAL SPINOFFS INCLUDE DEVICES FOR WATER PURIFICATION AND FOR THE PREPARATION OF ULTRA-PURE SOLVENTS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Albet zlatkis
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
7137492623
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionics Research Inc.
22 Sandalwood Drive Houston, TX 77024

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