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A New Application for Finely Ground Rubber in the Control and Abatement of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61999
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00657
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tire Recycling Centers USA, Inc.
3900 Industrial Avenue Lincoln, NE 68504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A New Application for Finely Ground Rubber in the Control and Abatement of Odors Emitted from Livestock Manure Storage Structures
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13084
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Most livestock manure storage structures are open-air earthen and formed structures or under-slat structures for liquid manure storage. This manure storage system allows for seasonal manure application on harvested or small growing crops, but has the disadvantage of exposing odors or gaseous emissions to production workers, neighbors, and the environment. Previous research has discovered that permeable and impermeable covers can be effective in controlling and abating livestock manure storage odors. Research has also shown that finding a cover that is effective at controlling odors, is low-cost, and easy to install and maintain, with a practical useful life is not available today. Offensive manure storage structure odors are a continual problem for the Livestock industry. The product described in this proposal will serve as a low-cost, economical alternative to the many solutions previously offered, and has the potential to take odor control options to a new level while drastically reducing the costs. The features of this industrial by-product will allow for virtually any liquid manure storage system to be covered by mechanical methods. Successful odor control will improve community relations, lower production cost-of-gain, and provide a higher quality ambient air for worker safety.

Principal Investigator:

Michael F. Lally
4024674044
lall2rpm@netins.net

Business Contact:

Michael F. Lally
4024674044
lall2rpm@netins.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tire Recycling Centers USA, Inc.
3900 Industrial Avenue Lincoln, NE 68504

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