MOBILE HAZARDOUS WASTE REMEDIATION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,992.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17189
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Environmental Physics Inc
1017 Westholme Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS, INCORPORATED (EPI) PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY AND THE DESIGN OF A MOBILE HAZARDOUS WASTE REMEDIATION SYSTEM IN PHASE 1. THIS EFFORT IS BUILT ON EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INFORMATION OF A PROTOTYPE PLASMA TORCH AND FIELD EXPERIENCE OF CLEANING UP HAZARDOUS WASTES. EPI'S MOBILE SYSTEM COMBINES EXISTING ROTARY KILN TECHNOLOGY WITH AN ADVANCED PLASMA TORCH AND SEPARATOR. ON ACCOUNT OF ITS HIGH ELECTRON TEMPERATURE, THE INTEGRATED SYSTEM ACHIEVES THE COMPLETE DISSOCIATION OF WASTE INTO CHARGED MOLECULES AND IONS WHICH ARE SEPARABLE AND COLLECTIBLE IN STABLE AND BENIGN STATES. EPI'S UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSICS OF THE PLASMA TORCH PERMITS IT TO SCALE THE RESULTS FROM A LABORATORY DEVICE INTO A FIELD OPERATING UNIT. KEY BENEFITS OF EPI'S MOBILE HAZARDOUS WASTE REMEDIATION SYSTEM INCLUDE: FIELD OPERABILITY; DESTRUCTION REMOVAL EFFICIENCY (DRE) OF AT LEAST 99.99%; SUITABILITY FOR USE ON DIOXIN, HALOGENATED SOLVENTS, HYDROCARBON AND SIMILAR WORK STREAMS; HIGH LEVEL OF SAFETY WITH CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING; COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING EPA REGULATIONS; REMEDIATION COST COMPARABLE TO CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES ($500/TON).

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