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Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53227
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0109868
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
North Wind Environmental, Inc.
P.O. Box 51174 Idaho Falls, ID 83405
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: N/A
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0109868
Award Amount: $99,478.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the problem of chlorinated solvent contamination in saturated, low permeability soils. The specific objectives of Phase I research are : (1) to quantify the effectiveness of chitin as an electron donor facilitating reductive dechlorination and enhancing bioavailability of tetrachloroethylene (PCE and TCE); ( 2) to incorporate chitin into a delivery system designed for low permeability soils; and (3) to evaluate the delivery method in the field. Preliminary studies have shown that chitin may be an ideal candidate to facilitate low cost, low maintenance bioremediation of chlorinated solvent residual sources. Obtained as a byproduct from the shellfish industry, chitin is particularly attractive as it is very commonly available. If favorable results are obtained during Phase I column and field studies, then a follow on Phase II project will further examine mechanisms controlling process efficiency and longevity. The commercial applications of this project will be in the multi-million dollar bioremediation market.

Principal Investigator:

Kent S. Sorenson
2085269597
ksorenson@nwindenv.com

Business Contact:

James S. Holm
VP, Business Operations
2085288718
jholm@nwindenv.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

North Wind Environmental, Inc.
P.O. Box 51174 Idaho Falls, ID 83405

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