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Innovative Sonic Technology for Ex-Situ Treatment of Mercury Contaminated Waste

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53258
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
68D-01-032
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Innovative Sonic Technology for Ex-Situ Treatment of Mercury Contaminated Waste
Agency: EPA
Contract: 68D-01-032
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

A novel combination of technologies is proposed by Montec Research to improve ex situ mercury remediation. The combination of acoustic agitation, iodine leaching chemistry, and real-time management of leach oxidation potential will allow mercury to be extracted economically from soils, sediments, and debris. Additional residue-washing steps are proposed to help residues pass the Universal Treatment Standards Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure level of 0.025 mg/L. Recovery of iodine from the leach residues also is a critical focus of the research, as near-complete recoveries are required to make many iodine-based processes economically viable. Other commercial benefits are expected to spring from successful completion of the Phase I work. Iodine leaching is applicable as a benign noncyanide leaching process for gold and can be used in the recycling of platinum group metals. The techniques employed to recover the expensive reagent may expand the attractiveness of iodine chemistry in those applications.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Mcgrath
4067232222

Business Contact:

Lawrence Farrar
4067232222
lcfarar@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Montec Research
1901 South Franklin Butte, MT 59701

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