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  1. ROBOTIC INSPECTION OF CRUDE OIL CARRIER TANKS

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    THE INSPECTION OF VERY LARGE CRUDE CARRIERS (VLCC) FOR STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY IS AN IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN. THESE LARGE VESSELS TRANSPORT CRUDE OIL IN SUCH QUANTITIES THAT THE CONSEQUENCE OF AN OIL SPILL DUE TO A BROKEN WELD ARE VERY SERIOUS. IMPROVED TECHNIQUES ARE NEEDED TO INSPECT VLCC TANKS FOR DEFECTS SUCH AS CRACKS IN SEAMS, CORROSION AND FAILED STRUCTURAL MEMBERS. THE COST OF INSPE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. RECYCLING OF SOLID ZINC PHOSPHATING PROCESS WASTE

    SBC: Chemical Reclamation Tech            Topic: N/A

    A METHOD FOR RECYCLING ZINC PHOSPHATING PROCESS WASTE IS PROPOSED. ABOUT THREE MILLION POUNDS OF SOLID CHEMICAL WASTE IS GENERATED ANNUALLY FROM ZINC PHOSPHATING IN NORTH AMERICA. THE WASTE IS AN INORGANIC MIXED ZINC/IRON TERTIARY SALT OF PHOSPHORIC ACID. TOXICITY LEVELS VARY BUT MOST WASTES CONTAIN NICKEL, CHROME, LEAD, AND OTHER TOXINS IN SMALL QUANTITIES. THE METHOD DEPENDS UPON CONTINUOUS REMO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. DRY SCRUBBING OF SOX AND NOX OVER LANTHANIDE-OXYGEN- SULFUR COMPOUNDS

    SBC: ELECTROCHEM, INC.            Topic: N/A

    EXISTING PROCESSES FOR COMBINED REMOVAL OF SOX/NOX FROM COMBUSTION GASES HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN TO BE PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE IN MEETING CURRENT EMISSION STANDARDS. SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTIONS FOR NOX REMOVAL ARE AVAILABLE, AND ARE EFFECTIVE IN REACHING CURRENT EMISSION STANDARDS, BUT THEY ARE PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE IN MANY APPLICATIONS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INITIAL COST OF THE CATALYST AND ITS REP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. SUPPRESSION OF CYANIDE FORMATION IN HALL PROCESS POTLINING

    SBC: EMEC Consultants            Topic: N/A

    SPENT POTLINING FROM INDUSTRIAL PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION CELLS IS A DESIGNATED HAZARDOUS MATERIAL BECAUSE OF ITS CYANIDE CONTENT. OVER 100,000 TONS OF THIS MATERIAL ARE ANNUALLY LANDFILLED IN THE UNITED STATES. IT WOULD BE DESIRABLE TO AVOID THE FORMATION OF CYANIDE DURING THE OPERATION OF THE CELLS. EMEC CONSULTANTS PROPOSETO INVESTIGATE THE CONDITIONS AT WHICH CYANIDES FORM AND MIGRATE WITHIN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. RECOVERY OF LIQUID HAZARDOUS WASTES FROM CARBON ADSORPTION STEAM REGENERATION STREAMS

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CARBON ADSORPTION IS A WIDELY USED TECHNIQUE TO REMOVE AND CONCENTRATE VOCS FROM DILUTED AIR AND WATER STREAMS. PERIODICALLY CARBON BEDS ARE REGENERATED WITH STEAM. THE RESULTS OF THIS REGENERATION AFTER COOLING, IS A CONCENTRATED MIXTURE OF HAZARDOUS COMPOUNDS AND WATER. COMMON AND PARTICULARLY TROUBLESOME STREAM CONDENSATES ARE THOSE CONTAINING MIXTURES OF CHLORINATED SOLVENTS AND WATER-MISCIBLE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. TREATMENT OF CFC AND HCFC EMISSIONS FROM INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATORS

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CFCS EMITTED AS PURGE STREAMS FORM LARGE INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATORS ARE A CONSIDERABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM AND AN ECONOMIC LOSS. MEMBRANE ORGANIC VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS APPEAR TO BE ABLE TO TREAT THESE STREAMS. A MEMBRANE UNIT COULD RECOVER CFC FOR REUSE IN THE REFRIGERATOR, AND PRODUCEA CFC-DEPLETED AIRSTREAM FOR VENTING. IN THE PHASE I PROGRAM, EXISTING MEMBRANES WOULD BE FABRICATED INTO HIGH-PR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED THERMAL INCINERATION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A UNIQUE GAS TURBINE/VOC INCINERATION SYSTEM BASED ON CATALYTICALLY STABILIZED (CST) INCINERATION IS PROPOSED, OFFERING BOTH VERY LOW NET CONSTS AND ULTRA HIGH DESTRUCTIONOF ORGANICS IN ANY ORGANIC FUME OR AIR STREAM, INCLUDING THOSE LADEN WITH PARTICULATES (WHETHER ORGANIC, SUCH AS COTTON OR GRAIN DUSTS, OR INORGANIC SUBMICRON PARTICLES). THE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE IMPROVED DISTRUCTION COMPARED TO A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE EXTRACTION OF PHENOLICS FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS

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

    PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS ARE THE PRIMARY WASTEWATER TREATMENT CHALLENGE FOUND IN THE AQUEOUS EFFUENTS FROM PETROLEUM REFINERIES, COAL CONVERSION PROCESSES, PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION, AND THE MANUFACTURE OF PHENOLS AND RELATED CHEMICALS. EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE (ELM) SEPARATIONS ARE ADEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY WITH HIGH POTENTIAL FOR COST-EFFECTIVEREMOVAL AND RECOVERY OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS. UNLIKE CURRENT TRE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. ON-BOARD GENERATION IGNITION IMPROVERS FOR METHANOL DIESELS

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

    METHANOL FUELED DIESELS ARE AN ATTRACTIVE MEANS OF MEETING STRINGENT 1994 DIESEL PARTICULATE STANDARDS, AND ARE A TOPICOF INTENSE INDUSTRIAL INTEREST. UNFORTUNATELY, BECAUSE OF METHANOL'S AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE IS HIGH AND ITS IGNITIONDELAY IS LONG, SOME MEANS OF IMPROVING ITS IGNITION IS REQUIRED IF IT IS TO BE USED IN A DIESEL ENGINE. THE BEST CURRENT METHOD, USE OF HIGH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULAT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. REDUCTION OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION BY MEMBRANE STRIPPING OOF WATERBORNE RADON GAS

    SBC: Arete Technologies            Topic: N/A

    RADON-222 IN INDOOR AIR HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A PERVASIVE POLLUTANT AND A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH THREAT. ARETE TECHNOLOGIES PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE A MEMBRANE-BASED SYSTEMFOR MITIGATING THE INDOOR AIR POLLUTION PROBLEM TO WHICH WATERBORNE RADON GAS CAN CONTRIBUTE. THE SYSTEM, WHICH OPERATES AT WATER SUPPLY PRESSURE, AVOIDS THE PROBLEMS OF RADIOACTIVITY BUILDUP AND SPENT CARBON DISPOSAL ASSOCIATED WIT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Environmental Protection Agency

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