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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CHLORINATED COMPOUNDS IN THE VAPOR PHASE

    SBC: Eckenfelder Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE COST OF OFF-GAS TREATMENT DURING REMEDIATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES CAN TYPICALLY INCREASE THE COST BY 50% OR MORE. THIS RESEARCH IS TARGETED TOWARDS DEVELOPING A SIMPLE COST EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO DESTROY CHLORINATED ORGANIC SOLVENTS IN THE VAPOR PHASE. THE PROCESS USES A DRY CHEMICAL AT A SLIGHTLY ELEVATED TEMPERATURE. THE RESEARCH INVOLVES TESTING OF A VARIETY OF RELATED DRY CHEMICALS IN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. SCRAP TIRE PYROLYSIS-- PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY ENHANCED MARKETABLE PRODUCTS

    SBC: Hichem Corp.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED BY HICHEM CORPORATION, TO DEVELOP A NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PYROLYSIS OF SCRAP TIRES. DISPOSAL OF USED TIRES IS A BIG PROBLEM IN THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY USA, SINCE MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION TIRES ARE DISCARDED EACH YEAR. MOST OF THESE TIRES ARE DISPOSED IN LANDFILLS. PYROLYSIS OF SCRAP TIRES HELPS TO RECOVER AND REUSE MOST OF THE VALUABLE CHEMICAL AVAILABLE IN TIRES. PYROLYSIS OF S ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. SELECTIVE ELIMINATION OF WASTE IN A METAL FINISHING OPERATION

    SBC: IonEdge Corp.            Topic: N/A

    CHROMATE CONVERSION COATINGS ARE ROUTINELY APPLIED TO CADMIUM IN ELECTROPLATING. THIS METAL FINISHING PROCESS GENERATES LARGE QUANTITIES OF HAZARDOUS HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM AND HEAVY-METAL WASTE. THIS IS A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN. CONSEQUENTLY, AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN COATING FINISH IS PROPOSED AS A SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE CHROMAT CONVERSION COATING. THIS COATING WILL BE APPLIED USING THE U ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. SEPARTATION OF POST-CONSUMER PET AND PVC PLASTICS IN THE REGRIND FLAKE FORM

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    THE LAST THREE YEARS HAVE SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES PROCESSING POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS FROM PRODUCTS SUCH AS SOFT DRINK CONTAINERS, DETERGENT BOTTLES, MILK JUGS AND WATER BOTTLES. WHILE THIS HAS TO SOME EXTENT DIVERTED THESE MATERIALS FROM LANDFILLS, IT HAS CAUSED AN ECONOMIC ANOMALY. THE HIGH COSTS OF MANUALLY SORTING THE PLASTICS SO THEY CAN BE REPROCESSED MAKES THEM UNA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO AUTOMATED RECYCLING

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    DIVERSION OF PLASTICS FROM LANDFILL TO RECYCLING CAN POTENTIALLY SAVE THE ENERGY EQUIVALENT OF 60 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL ANNUALLY AND REDUCE LANDFILL VOLUME REQUIRMENTS BY UP TO 20%. THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS RECOMMENDED THAT SOURCE REDUCTION, RECYCLING, VOLUME REDUCTION, AND LANDFILLING BE APPLIED, IN THAT ORDER, IN THE TREATMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW). RECYCLING HAS RE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. A PROCESS FOR INCREASING THE AMOUNT AND QUALITY OF RECYCLED PLASTICS RESINS

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    EACH YEAR, AMERICANS DISPOSE OF AN ESTIMATED 29 BILLION POUNDS OF PLASTICS WHICH CONSUME UP TO 20% OF OUR NATION'S ANNUAL LANDFILL CAPACITY. RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLITICAL PRESSURES HAVE LED TO RAPID ESTABLISHMENT OF PLASTICS RECYCLING FACILITIES. LIMITED MARKETS FOR LOW QUALITY RECYCLED RESINS REQUIRE RECLAIMERS TO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST QUALITY RECYCLED RESINS IN ORDER TO COMPETE WITH VIRGIN RE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE EXTRACTION OF SELENIUM FROM REFINERY WASTE WASTE WATERS

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SELENIUM IS PRESENTLY THE PRIMARY WASTEWATER TREATMENT CHALLENGE FOR MANY WEST COAST PETROLEUM REFINERIES, AND SELENIUM IS ALSO PRESENT IN SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES IN WASTEWATERS FROM COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS. A SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN, SELENIUM IS ALSO HARMFUL TO FISH AND FOWL WHEN PRESENT IN SURFACE WATERS. PROCESSES DEVELOPED FOR SELENIUM REMOVAL FROM DRINKING WATER (ANION EXCHANGE AND ACTIVATED ALUM ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. CATALYSTS FOR THE OXIDATION OF CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WIDELY USED CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS (CHCS) SUCH AS TRICHLOROETHYLENE, PERCHLOROETHYLENE AND METHYLENE CHLORIDE ARE RECOGNIZED AS CARCINOGENS AND MUTAGENS, AND CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING AND OZONE DEPLETION. THEREFORE, THERE IS AN INCREASING NEED FOR LOW COST AND EFFICIENT METHODS FOR THE CONTROL OF CHC EMISSIONS. CATALYTIC INCINERATION IS GENERALLY THE TECHNOLOGY OF CHOICE BECAUSE IT HAS LOW EN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-waste Recycling Stream

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: B

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns, e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. Unfortunately, most current e-waste recycling processes rely on either manual hand sorting or differential densit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Low Cost, Efficient Microchannel Plasma Ozone System for Point of Use Water Treatment

    SBC: EP Purification, Inc.            Topic: A

    A team at EP Purification has performed research for the development and commercialization of low-cost microchannel plasma reactor modules capable of efficiently producing ozone for water treatment and other environmental applications in a slim form factor and size. The conservation of water resources for human consumption is a growing national priority. Ozone is a unique purification agent as it ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
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