Bio-Remediation of Hydrocarbons on Inactive Ships

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,941.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4102
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-098-0675
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-098
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
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:
Richard Penny
Manager of Maritime Opera
(910) 270-8683
rpenny@ensolve.com
Business Contact:
Jason Caplan
President and Chief Scien
(919) 954-6196
jcaplan@ensolve.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Vessels of all types have a limited useful life and must ultimately be dismantled or scuttled as artificial reefs, with wastes properly disposed. The Navy is seeking a means of removing hydrocarbons from inactive ships prior to ship dismantling or sinking as an artificial reef. The Phase I project investigated the use of a biological/mechanical system that was capable of removing free-phase oil while consuming emulsified oil from hydrocarbon-contaminated wastewater. The results of the Phase I study substantiated the practicality of a bio-mechanical oil water separator (OWS) for bioremediation of hydrocarbons and other organic contaminants on inactive DOD vessels. In Phase II, EnSolve builds on the Phase I work by designing, constructing, and testing a full-scale biomechanical OWS system as a method of cleaning ship washwater to regulatory acceptable levels. Efforts to get the system certified by the appropriate regulatory agency will be accomplished in the Phase II option.

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