Bio-Remediation of Hydrocarbons on Inactive Ships

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-06-C-4102
Agency Tracking Number: N041-098-0675
Amount: $599,941.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-098
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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
 Richard Penny
 Manager of Maritime Opera
 (910) 270-8683
Business Contact
 Jason Caplan
Title: President and Chief Scien
Phone: (919) 954-6196
Research Institution
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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