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Development of a Self-Contained Electrocoagulation Device to Achieve Stormwater Water Quality Goals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G623P800061
Agency Tracking Number: DOT-23-FH1-005
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 23-FH1
Solicitation Number: 6913G623QSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-19
Small Business Information
787 Glennbrooke Blvd
Prattville, AL 36066
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Barry Fagan
 (334) 850-5721
Business Contact
 Tracey Fagan
Title: President
Phone: (334) 207-0354
Research Institution

The construction, operation, and maintenance of roadways generates pollutants such as sediment, heavy metals, and nutrients; pollutants which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) identify as the most widespread in impeding the beneficial uses of the Nation’s rivers and streams.DOTs primarily rely on passive stormwater best management practices (BMPs) or stormwater control measures (SCMs) to manage stormwater runoff quality and quantity.However, current BMPs and SCMs are often not capable of completely removing pollutants from stormwater runoff, especially fine-sized soil particles and dissolved pollutants.Fagan Consulting, LLC, in partnership with Auburn University, seeks to develop and commercialize a portable self-contained electrocoagulation unit that could be easily retrofit into existing stormwater infrastructure (e.g., pipes, culverts, detention basins, etc.) to enhance water quality treatment.This Phase I project will (1) develop a market plan for implementation and commercialization, and (2) design, develop, demonstrate, and evaluate a working prototype.Phase I tasks include a literature review, market analysis, design of the electrocoagulation-based treatment system, development of a bench-scale prototype and testing, and the design of a full-scale prototype.This project will develop several outcomes that will pave the way towards ultimately developing a commercial device to treat stormwater runoff.

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