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SBIR Phase II: Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Saturated, Low…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63304
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0239859
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: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase II: Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Saturated, Low Permeability Soils
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0239859
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Project proposes to develop an innovative solution to the the problem of chlorinated solvent contamination in variably saturated, low permeability soils. Prior Phase I work has demonstrated that: 1) chitin is an effective electron donor for stimulating biodegradation of chlorinated solvents, 2) that chitin enhances bioavailability of the solvents, 3) that chitin can be incorporated into a proprietary hydraulic fracturing process for low permeability soils, and 4) that the delivery method for chitin is effective in the field on a small scale. The objectives of the Phase II Project are to evaluate biodegradation efficiency and longevity of chitin on a large scale. Current approaches for low permeability soils are very capital-intensive and are seldom totally effective. The proposed approach, in contrast, is low-cost and passive, and applicable "in situ". The method is particularly attractive since chitin is available in abundance as a byproduct from the shellfish industry. The commercial applications of this project are in the area of soil bioremediation.

Principal Investigator:

Kent Sorenson

Business Contact:

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