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IN-PROCESS RECYCLING OF ACETIC ACID FROM DILUTE AQUEOUS WASTE STREAMS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21551
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21551
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: IN-PROCESS RECYCLING OF ACETIC ACID FROM DILUTE AQUEOUS WASTE STREAMS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

DILUTE ACETIC ACID WASTEWATER STREAMS ARE PRODUCED IN LARGE QUANTITIES BY THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE SYNTHESIS OF TEREPHALATE. RECOVERY OF ACETIC ACID FROM THESE WASTEWATERS FOR IN-PROCESS RECYCLING OF THE ACID WOULD REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE VALUABLE RESOURCES. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POROCESS THAT COMBINES SELECTIVE DIALYSIS FOLLOWED BY BIPOLAR-MEMBRANE ELECTROLYSIS TO RECOVER AND CONCENTRATE THIS ACID. ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ACETIC ACID RECOVERY, THE TECHNOLOGY COULD BE APPLIED TO RECOVERY AND RECYCLING OF OTHER WEAK ACIDS SUCH AS ACRYLIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, AND PHENOLS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Richard W Baker
4153282228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology
1360 Willow Rd #103 Menlo Park, CA 94205

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