Novel Electrochemical Reactor for Separation of Metals
Novel Electrochemical Reactor for Separation of Metals--Ultramet, 12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA 91331-2210;
Dr. Arthur J. Fortini, Principal Investigator
Dr. Craig N. Ward, Business Official
DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82703
Removal of contaminants from dilute aqueous streams, such as groundwater, and streams arising from plant decontamination and decommissioning operations is of increasing interest. The removal of metal contaminants has been an issue with respect to the availability of the metal, following recovery, for recycling. This project will demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel reactor for separating and removing heavy metal contaminants from groundwater. A high surface area electrolytic cell utilizing novel electrode materials will be designed, fabricated, and tested to collect metal contaminants from an aqueous stream, allowing for the easy recovery and recycling of the contaminants. In Phase I, the feasibility of a novel electrochemical reactor for separating and removing heavy metal contaminants from groundwater will be demonstrated. A prototype reactor will be designed, fabricated, and tested in order to conduct parametric studies and demonstrate scaleup potential.
Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The primary application of the proposed technology is the cleanup of metal-contaminated groundwater and soils. Considering the number of sites in need of remediation and the levels of contamination involved, the overall cost is staggering. Commercial applications for a low-cost system are numerous and widespread._
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Dr. Arthur J. Fortini
Mgr. R&D Programs
Business Contact:Dr. Craig N. Ward
Technical Administrative Mgr.
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331
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