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Determining Spectral Properties of Rocks and Sediments from Broadband…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94558
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91219
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Multi-phase Technologies, Llc
310 Rebecca Drive Sparks, NV 89441-7523
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Determining Spectral Properties of Rocks and Sediments from Broadband Electrical/Electromagnetic Data Processing
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85243
Award Amount: $99,579.00
 

Abstract:

Although a number of new technologies are becoming available for environmental site remediation, the successful application of these technologies often depends on detailed knowledge of the site hydrogeology and the distribution of the contaminants. Recent research has demonstrated that the induced polarization (IP) method ¿ and, in particular, the spectral induced polarization (SIP) method ¿ may be able to provide detailed petrophysical data, including estimates of grain-size distributions and/or distributions of hydraulic conductivity. Such estimates will allow the delineation of aquifers and the determination of the integrity of aquitards. In addition, it is widely accepted that IP data can provide estimates of subsurface cation exchange capacity, which in turn could be used to estimate retardation factors for the movements of many inorganic contaminants. Using the SIP method, this project will develop a non- or minimally-invasive geophysical method that would provide order-of-magnitude estimates of subsurface permeability and/or grain size distributions. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to the market for environmental remediation, the technology should have application to ground-water resource evaluation. Another avenue of commercialization would involve providing accessories and software to research, university, and government agencies

Principal Investigator:

Douglas LaBrecque
Dr.
7753567844
dlabrecque@mpt3d.com

Business Contact:

Marjorie LaBrecque
Ms.
7754259606
mlabrec913@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Multi-phase Technologies, Llc
310 Rebecca Drive Sparks, NV 89441

EIN/Tax ID: 880453642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No