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SBIR Phase I: Photochemical Treatment of Dioxin-Furans Compounds from…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84623
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637768
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Air Control Techniques, P.C.
301 East Durham Road Cary, NC 27513 4044
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Photochemical Treatment of Dioxin-Furans Compounds from Industrial Air Emissions
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637768
Award Amount: $99,585.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of a photochemical technique for destroying a highly toxic group of organic compounds known as dioxin-furans and consisting specifically of tetra- through octa-substituted polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. The photochemical technique is designed to destroy dioxin-furan compounds prior to their release to the environment from industrial facilities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that dioxin-furans are a serious threat to public health and has established stringent limitations applicable to dioxin-furan emissions from many types of industrial furnaces and kilns. Air Control Techniques, P.C. has developed a photochemical technique for the destruction of dioxin-furans; however, more work is needed to confirm the effectiveness of this control approach. During this SBIR Phase I research, Air Control Techniques, P.C. will perform computer kinetic modeling and pilot plant testing at two industrial facilities. The results of this research work will allow Air Control Techniques, P.C. to determine the energy requirements, operating costs, and dioxin-furan destruction efficiency of the photochemical technique. The broader impact of this research will be to prevent exposure of the public to toxic dioxin-furans and provide an economical means for industrial facilities to achieve stringent dioxin-furan emission limitations. Air Control Techniques, P.C believes that photochemical treatment for dioxin-furans will simultaneously reduce emissions of other contaminants such as formaldehyde and ammonia also present in the effluent gas streams of industrial furnaces and kilns.

Principal Investigator:

John O. Richards
DEng
9194607811
john.richards@aircontroltechniques.com

Business Contact:

John O. Richards
DEng
9194607811
john.richards@aircontroltechniques.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Air Control Techniques, P.C.
301 East Durham Road Unit No. 7 Cary, NC 27513

EIN/Tax ID: 561840987
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No