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Removal of VOCs From Water With an Air Stripper/Membrane Vapor Separation System

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61478
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
68-D-03-029
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: 2003
Title: Removal of VOCs From Water With an Air Stripper/Membrane Vapor Separation System
Agency: EPA
Contract: 68-D-03-029
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Treatment of water contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a major problem for the U.S. chemical industry. Currently, VOCs are removed from moderately contaminated wastewater streams by processes such as steam stripping, and wastewaters containing low levels of VOCs are treated by air stripping combined with a carbon adsorption off-gas treatment system. Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.¿s research project involves the development of a process that combines air stripping with membrane separation to recover VOCs from the stripper off-gas. The optimum system appears to be a tray stripper fitted with a high-pressure membrane separation unit. Such a system could remove 95¿99 percent of the VOCs present in contaminated water; the removed VOCs are recovered as a liquid condensate. The economics of the technology are competitive with alternative processes, particularly for streams containing more than 100 ppm VOC and having flow rates less than 10¿30 gal/min.

Principal Investigator:

Anurag Mairal
6503282228
ipin@mtrinc.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
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