Enhanced Disinfection & Pesticide Removal From Fruits & Vegetables

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2002-33610-12398
Agency Tracking Number: 2002-03044
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
325 Water Street, Wilmington, DE, 19804
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Nemser
 President
 (302) 999-7996
 snemser@compactmembrane.com
Business Contact
 Nadine Cragg-Lester
Title: Grants & Financial Manager
Phone: (302) 999-7996
Email: nlester@compactmembrane.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This study will focus on the further development and optimization of a new method to deliver ozone into process waters employed for washing fruits and vegetables. The FDA has just approved the use of ozone to control pathogens in the food processing industry. Key objectives of this study include development of pilot rig consisting of O3 generation, delivery equipment, while studying overall enhancement of O3 transfer efficiency, reduction of BOD and COD levels. This pilot rig will also be taken to a produce washing plant for onsite demonstration and testing. CMS is well positioned to do so with the business relationships that we have established with industrial organizations with competence in large-scale gas and industrial membrane separations. A commercial product will be derived from the program by combining the CMS' competency in membrane based O3 delivery systems, and the manufacturing and marketing prowess of our industrial partners.

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