In-Situ Monitoring of Iodine-129 in Grounwater Using an Equilibrium Minicolumn

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER86383
Agency Tracking Number: 91222
Amount: $97,830.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 42 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
6100 South Maple Avenue, Suite 114, Tempe, AZ, 85283
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Burge
 Dr
 (480) 968-5141
 burge@burgenv.com
Business Contact
 Scott Burge
Title: Dr
Phone: (480) 968-5141
Email: burge@burgenv.com
Research Institution
 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
 Al Garcia
 902 Battelle Blvd
Richland, WA, 99352
 (509) 375-4312
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
The long-term monitoring of groundwater contamination plumes, for determining the fate of contaminants in the environment, is expensive and labor intensive. Current baseline methods have resulted in monitoring programs that collect less data than is required to fully understand the fate and transport mechanisms of the contaminants. This project will develop an automated field-deployable system for the monitoring of iodine concentrations using a reversible, mini-column sensor. The system will be capable of being deployed and operated in the field for several months, measuring iodine concentrations below the regulatory limits. The system will provide more frequent data with less reporting delay at a lower cost than the baseline methods. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system would have application at DOE sites with radiological contaminants. The system should decrease the costs of site remediation and enhance the understanding of the fate of radiologicals in the environment.

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