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BIODEGRADATION OF AF MEDICAL WASTEPAPER PRODUCTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17935
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17935
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: BIODEGRADATION OF AF MEDICAL WASTEPAPER PRODUCTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,000.00
 

Abstract:

IN THE PAST DECADE, WASTEPAPER RECYCLING HAS GAINED A WIDER ACCEPTANCE. DEPLETION OF TREE STOCKS, WASTE WATER TREATMENT DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS HAVE DRIVEN RECYCLING BOTH IN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRIAL SPHERES. USING GREATER QUANTITITES OF WASTEPAPER STOCK REDUCES THE NEED FOR VIRGIN FIBER AND MINIMIZES THE PROBLEM OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL. PRIOR TO RECYCLE, HOT WATER AND CHEMICALS SEPARATE AND DISPERSE THE FIBERS. THOSE MATERIALS WHICH ARE REMOVED WITH THE HOT WATER AND CHEMICAL TREATMENT INCLUDE: 1) DYES; 2) SIZE; 3) PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE AND UREA-FORMALDEHYDE; 4) AMINE-RESINS; 5) WAX, COUMARONE-INDENE RESINS AND POLYETHYLENE AND 6) ADHESIVE BINDERS. IN PRELIMINARY WORK, TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED (TRA) HAS PERFORMED GROUNDWATER S TUDIES TO TEST THE BIODEGRADATION OF AIR FORCE SANITARY WASTEPAPER RES INS AND BINDERS WHICH MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE RECYCLE PROCESSING. THIS PROJECT WILL IDENTIFY THE PREFERRED OPERATING AND SUPPORT CONDITIONS; DETERMINE THE RATE AND EXTENT OF BIODEGRADABILITY; DETERMINE THE COMPOSITION AND AMOUNT OF WASTE PRODUCTS AND DESIGN AND DELIVER A PROTOTYPE PROCESS DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Gail Bowers-irons
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assoc.,
410 Chipeta Way, Suite 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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