Novel Electrochemical Process for Removal of Scrap Dental Amalgam from Waste Water

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 27934
Amount: $714,267.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3155 Research Blvd Suite 105, Dayton, OH, 45420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Chengdong Zhou
 (513) 252-2113
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The objective of the proposed program "A Novel Electrochemical Process for Removal of Scrap Dental Amalgam from Waste Water" is to develop and commercialize cost effective electrochemical hardware for the treatment of dental waste water. Our process will remove the dental amalgam from the waste water to acceptable mercury limits to meet local mercury compliance requirements, e.g., 50 parts per billion (ppb). Our electrocoagulation process will simultaneously remove undissolved mercury, dissolved mercury, silver, and other heavy metals commonly found in dental waste water. In Phase I we will construct apparatus and demonstrate the electrocoagulation process on simulated dental waste water. Our data will be used to develop an economic model for cost comparison with conventional treatment technologies as well as proposed combined treatment technologies.

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