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Closed Loop Composite Recycling Process

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78917
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-081-3024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adherent Technologies, Inc.
5505 Foothills Canyon Road Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87111-8346
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Closed Loop Composite Recycling Process
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5016
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The recycling of composites on a large scale is an unsolved problem. Currently, the material is either ground up into near-worthless fillers, incinerated, or digested using environmentally questionable technology. Adherent Technologies, Inc. has developed a number of technologies to reclaim valuable carbon fiber and other raw materials from these composites in a potentially economically feasible manner. Since unsorted composite waste contains thermoplastic and thermoset polymer matrices, as well as contaminants like metals, paints and sealants, it is necessary to develop a unified approach that can treat all the materials at once without the need for extensive, and expensive, presorting. To achieve this, the composite waste will be treated in a three-step process, including a thermal pretreatment and two wet chemical processes. The Phase I program includes an investigation of all three processes on a laboratory scale as well as a final demonstration on pilot-scale equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Jan-Michael Gosau
Environmental Projects Manager
5053461685
adherenttech@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Ronald E. Allred
President
5053461685
adherenttech@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
9621 Camino del Sol NE Albuquerque, NM 87111

EIN/Tax ID: 850397689
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No