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NOVEL NONPOROUS NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30602
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30602
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: 1995
Title: NOVEL NONPOROUS NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANE FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. industry generates large volumes of wastewater that contains suspendedparticles, emulsified liquids, dissolved macromolecules, and/or dissolved organiccompounds. Nanofiltration can produce dischargeable water from these streams.However, because current nanofiltration membranes are finely porous and onlymoderately hydrophilic, they are subject to fouling, particularly by particulatesand macromolecules.In this Phase I research program, a novel type of fouling-resistant compositemembrane for nanofiltration applications will be developed. The compositemembranes will consist of an ultrathin (0.2-0.5 m), nonporous, highly water-permeable layer supportfouling resistant due to the extremely hydrophilic nature and the nonporoussurface of the selective layer. In Phase I, Membrane Technology and Research,Inc., (MTR) will demonstrate the non-fouling properties in MTR's laboratories.In Phase II, the membrane will be fabricated into modules for demonstration ina pilot-scale system.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. J. G. Wijmans
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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