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Electrochemical Recovery of Hazardous Contaminants in Bilge Wastewater

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82359
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-102-0143
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Electrochemical Recovery of Hazardous Contaminants in Bilge Wastewater
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-0029
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

All marine craft accumulate wastewater in their bilge. Although mostly water, this bilgewater contains multiple types of contaminants, including heavy metals, fuel oils, lubricants, and coolant fluids. Small craft, such as the Marine Corps' new Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, do not have the ability to separate these contaminants from the water and so, when operating in environmentally sensitive areas, this wastewater is held for later treatment. Holding and hauling wastewater creates a severe logistical burden for training and field operations. Electrocoagulation (EC) is a method of electrochemically inducing coagulation of dissolved ions, oils, or suspended solids to create a readily separable phase. EC effectiveness has been demonstrated on heavy metals, fats, oils & grease, coal fines, bacteria, and oily bilgewater. ADA Technologies has developed a cartridge-style EC system that simplifies the use of the technology and is well-suited to small mobile system designs. In the present work, ADA proposes to develop and demonstrate a truck-portable EC system that takes advantage of key EC attributes - simple operation, compact size, and broad applicability - and incorporates a polishing step to remove soluble organic compounds. Such a system will separate the contaminants so the bulk of the collected wastewater can be discharged in the field.

Principal Investigator:

Craig S. Turchi
Senior Research Engineer
3037925615
craigt@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown
President
3037925615
cliffb@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130 Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No