SBIR Phase I:Development of Wide Area Radiation Sources for Wastewater Treatment

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1013887
Agency Tracking Number: 1013887
Amount: $149,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-609
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nalin Kumar
 (512) 997-7781
Business Contact
 Nalin Kumar
Title: DPhil
Phone: (512) 997-7781
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of X-ray with or without UV-C treatment for inactivating, destroying, or otherwise reducing major wastewater contaminants. The investigators will also make preliminary determinations as to the effectiveness and comparative advantages of X-ray and UV-C against estrogen, a broad spectrum of fluid stream contaminants, and ascaris (worm) eggs to determine priorities for Phase II prototyping and market entry. Tests will also be run using both fluxes simultaneously or in sequence, as hardware permits, to determine if synergistic effects are present. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be creation of X-Ray sources for the water and wastewater environment that can be installed as a flat broad-area source, or installed within a round pipe. Successful demonstrations of the objectives of this project will lead to new solutions and major commercial opportunities not only in municipal wastewater treatment, but in fresh water treatment, industrial wastewater, marine, and residential water treatment markets.

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