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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945901
Agency Tracking Number: 0945901
Amount: $196,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
15250 NW Greenbrier Pkwy, Beaverton, OR, 97006
DUNS: 828733241
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Hawkins
 MS
 (503) 351-2040
 tom.hawkins@puralytics.com
Business Contact
 Ralph Hawkins
Title: MS
Phone: (503) 351-2040
Email: tom.hawkins@puralytics.com
Research Institution
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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