Biofilm Remediation for Restoration of Contaminated Army Sites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,496.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAD19-02-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-0594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ENSOLVE BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
3209 Gresham Lake Road, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
943921395
Principal Investigator:
Jason Caplan
President & Chief Scient.
(919) 954-6196
jcaplan@ensolve.com
Business Contact:
Jason Caplan
President & Chief Scient.
(919) 954-6196
jcaplan@ensolve.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A number of U.S. Army sites are contaminated with recalcitrant chemicals such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and various explosives (i.e., TNT). Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms to eliminate or reduce theconcentrations of hazardous materials from air, water, or soil. Over the past 20 years, this technique has been utilized in the successful cleanup of thousands of contaminated sites with more labile chemicals such as petroleum hydrocarbons,non-chlorinated solvents, and soluble organic wastes. However, very little research has been conducted on the contributions of individual species in the complex and unique roles involved in the degradation of the above-referenced recalcitrant compounds.EnSolve has developed a patented fixed-film bioreactor that is successful in reducing high concentrations of labile organic chemicals such as those mentioned earlier. It has not yet been employed in the degradation of recalcitrant molecules. EnSolveproposes to develop a TCE-degrading biofilm using a unique co-substrate

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