Biofilm Remediation for Restoration of Contaminated Army Sites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD19-02-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: A012-0594
Amount: $69,496.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3209 Gresham Lake Road, Suite 147, Raleigh, NC, 27615
DUNS: 943921395
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Caplan
 President & Chief Scient.
 (919) 954-6196
Business Contact
 Jason Caplan
Title: President & Chief Scient.
Phone: (919) 954-6196
Research Institution
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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