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HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18747
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18747
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mega-carbon
801 Business Center Drive Mt Prospect, IL 60056
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,582.00
 

Abstract:

A HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON GRANULE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT. THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS HIGH EFFICIENCY GRANULE IS A SUPERACTIVATED CARBON WITH A BET SURFACE AREA IN EXCESS OF 3000 M(2)/GM USING THE STANDARD PROCEDURE BY BRUNAUER, EMMETT, AND TELLER, AND AN IODINE NUMBER GREATER THAN 3000 MG/G. TWO GRANULATIN TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE EXPLORED: SPHERICAL AGGLOMERATION AND EXTRUSION. THE GRANULATED POWDER WILL BE EVALUATED FOR ADSORPTION PERFORMANCE BOTH IN AN EQUILIBRIUM TEST, VIA ADSORPTION ISOTHERMS, AND A DYNAMIC TEST USING A MINI-ADSORPTION COLUMN. THREE CHEMICALS, IDENTIFIED BY THE EPA AS SERIOUS WATER CONTAMINANTS, WILL BE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: CHLOROFORM, TRICHLOROETHYLENE AND BENZENE. THE ADSORPTION PERFORMANCE WILL BE ASSESSED WITH BOTH SINGLE AND MULTI-COMPONENT SOLUTIONS. REGENERATION OF THE SPENT CARBON AND ACTIVATION PROCEDURES WILL ALSO BE INVESTIGATED. IF SUCCESSFUL, A HIGH EFFICIENCY DRINKING WATER-TREATMENT CARBON WILL ACHIEVE HIGH LEVELS OF CONTAMINANT REMOVAL AND LAST LONGER BEFORE ITS ADSORPTION CAPACITY IS EXHAUSTED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Rodne Mieville
Principal Investigator
7082999200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mega-carbon
801 Business Center Drive Mt Prospect, IL 60056

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