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Novel Catalysts for Hydrogenolysis of Organochlorine Pollutants

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 27093
Amount: $220,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
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Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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12345 West 52nd Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
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Principal Investigator
 Dr. Ronald L. Cook
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 940-2302
Business Contact
Phone: (303) 940-2302
Research Institution

Hydrogenolysis is an energy efficient, zero emission method for the detoxification of hazardous chlorinated hydrocarbon (CHC) wastes.

In CHC hydrogenolysis, the chlorinated hydrocarbon is reacted with hydrogen to produce a hydrocarbon and an inorganic acid (HC1). In the Phase I project, TDA Research, Inc. (TDA), demonstrated a new type of catalyst with high activity for hydrodechlorination of aliphatic and aromatic CHCs. The catalysts are significantly lower in cost, more resistant to deactivation by the HC1 byproduct, and have rates similar to or higher than supported platinum group metal catalysts. Furthermore, unlike the platinum group catalysts, their catalytic activity can be fully regenerated.

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