Synthesis of Pt-Cu/C Nanofibers for Catalytic Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation of Nitrate Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0944827
Award Id:
98795
Agency Tracking Number:
0944827
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1187 RICHFIELD CENTER, BEAVERCREEK, OH, 45430
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
783569528
Principal Investigator:
SengTan
PhD
(937) 431-8811
sctan@sprintmail.com
Business Contact:
SengTan
PhD
(937) 431-8811
sctan@sprintmail.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop bimetallic platinum copper/carbon nanofibers in a filter media system to react and remove nitrate from drinking water. In the same operation the system will perform filtration and thereby reduce the time for the operation and cost. The bulk of the Phase I proposal focuses on the synthesis of the nanofibers. The remainder of the project involves the characterization of the nanomaterials and an analysis of their ability to remove nitrate from water. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be a technology that could be used to remove nitrate from drinking water. Due to overuse of natural and synthetic fertilizers, nitrate concentration is at a high risk level at many water works and in groundwater sources. Nitrate is an important water quality issue and has significant potential public health impacts.

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