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LOW-COST MODULES FOR PRYOGEN-FREE WATER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13631
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13631
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX 77845-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: LOW-COST MODULES FOR PRYOGEN-FREE WATER
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $435,789.00
 

Abstract:

WATER FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION AND PARENTERAL THERAPY MUST BE OF HIGH CHEMICAL PURITY, STERILE, AND FREE FROM FEVER-PRODUCING BACTERIAL ENDOTOXINS. THE REMOVAL OF PYROGENS FROM WATER BY DISTILLATION IS EXPENSIVE. ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVES TO DISTILLATION REQUIRE METICULOUS MAINTENANCE, EXTENSIVE PRETREATMENT OF THE WATER, AND COSTLY (OFTEN REDUNDANT) BACKUP SYSTEMS TO ENSURE THE REMOVAL OF PYROGENS FROM SOLUTION. THESE HIGH COSTS HAVE FORCED MANY HOSPITALS TO ABANDON IN-HOUSE WATER PURIFICATIONIN FAVOR OF PREPACKAGED SOLUTIONS. THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A LOW-COST ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF PYROGENS IN WATER. THE DEVICE WILL BE BASED ON A SOLID POLYMER ELECTROLYTE AND WILL GENERATE OZONEAT THE ANODE AND AN ADDITIONAL CATALYTIC OXIDANT (H2O2) AT THE CATHODE; BOTH PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED DIRECTLY IN THE WATER STREAM. WHEN OZONE IS USED TO TREAT WATER IN COMBINATION WITH A SUITABLE CATALYST, THE LEVEL OF ORGANIC MATERIAL IN SOLUTIONCAN BE REDUCED TO BELOW PRESENT DETECTION LIMITS, AND PYROGENS ARE DESTROYED BY THIS TREATMENT. OZONE IS ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE IT DECOMPOSES RAPIDLY IN WATER TO FORM OXYGEN. SEVERAL CONVENIENT SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANY EXCESS H2O2 FROM THE WATER; THUS, NO HARMFUL OXIDANT WILL REMAIN.

Principal Investigator:

Oliver J Murphy
4098223149

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lynntech Inc.
111 E 27th St #204 Bryan, TX 77803

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