AFFF Disposal

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8051-18-P-0002
Agency Tracking Number: F17B-001-0051
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17B-T001
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-17
Small Business Information
813 Fairway Drive, Columbia, MO, 65201
DUNS: 080644803
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Jacoby
 (720) 255-6707
 jacoby@missouri.edu
Business Contact
 William Jacoby
Phone: (720) 255-6707
Email: jacoby@missouri.edu
Research Institution
 University of Missouri
 Alysia Beaudoin,
 The Curators of the University of Missouri Office of Sponsored Programs Adm
115 Business Loop 70W Mizzou North, Room 501
Columbia, MO, 65211
 (573) 882-8443
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is the water-based firefighting agent of choice in military and civilian applications.No satisfactory disposal method has been identified.Liquid Carbonic proposes a treatment for AFFF that will also work for other polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and their derivatives.The strength of the C-F bond is the ultimate problem in disposing of PFCs and residues.The very severe conditions of supercritical water oxidation achieved in a hydrothermal flame zone reactor (HFZR) accomplish this objective.Fluorine scavenging by calcium ions is achieved in a salt separation module (SSM) that is integral to the process.Temperature, phase and salt solubility vary in the SSM, allowing withdrawal of a calcium fluoride brine.

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