SBIR Phase I: Novel UV Photocatalytic Process for Removing MTBE from Water

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$196,996.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945901
Award Id:
98930
Agency Tracking Number:
0945901
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15250 NW Greenbrier Pkwy, Beaverton, OR, 97006
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828733241
Principal Investigator:
Ralph Hawkins
MS
(503) 351-2040
tom.hawkins@puralytics.com
Business Contact:
Ralph Hawkins
MS
(503) 351-2040
tom.hawkins@puralytics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR project will develop a novel reactor design for UV/TiO2 photocatalysis. Specifically, the degradation of MTBE will be investigated and the project will then look at byproduct formation. Additionally, optimizing the system by adding oxygen as an electron acceptor and H2O2 as an alternative method for degrading MTBE will be explored. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the development and commercialization of a portable system to degrade organics. There are a number of potential applications for this technology ranging from groundwater remediation to military applications to recreation and other portable uses.

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