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CONTROL OF HIGH-VOLUME, LOW-VOC-CONCENTRATION AIR STREAMS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30609
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30609
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: CONTROL OF HIGH-VOLUME, LOW-VOC-CONCENTRATION AIR STREAMS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $225,000.00
 

Abstract:

High-volume, low-VOC-concentration air streams are produced by a broad range ofindustries. The most widely used conventional treatment technology is carbonadsorption. However, carbon adsorption produces dilute aqueous waste streams asa secondary waste, is difficult to adapt to particulate-containing streams, andis too expensive to be applied by some industries. Wet scrubbing the air is alow-cost alternative technology, but it is generally limited to scrubbing withwater because of the expense and difficulty of regenerating non-aqueous scrubbingliquids. The technology proposed here uses a low volatility organic scrubbingliquid to remove VOCs from the dilute air stream. The liquid is regenerated bya combined stripper/membrane vapor separation unit. In Phase I, the technicaland economic feasibility of the scrubbing liquid regeneration step will beevaluated in laboratory tests with an existing stripper/pilot-scale membranesystem. In Phase II, a scrubber will be added to the system for evaluation ofthe complete process.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. K. A. Lokhandwala
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Business Contact:

Ms.E. G. Weiss
4153282228
Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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