Recycling of Industrial Phosphate Waste as Raw Material for Innovative Iron Phosphate Glass Fibers

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
68-D-03-030
Agency Tracking Number:
68-D-03-030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MO-SCI Corporation
4000 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 2, Rolla, MO, 65402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Tod Neidt
(573) 364-2338
tneidt@mo-sci.com
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
During this Phase I research project, MO-SCI Corporation will develop a method for recycling industrial phosphate waste as a low-cost raw material for innovative iron phosphate glass fibers. Iron and zinc phosphate sludge generated by the automobile, heavy equipment, appliance, fastener, and other industries using metal phosphating processes typically is landfilled. Preliminary work on industrial phosphate waste has shown that the waste composition is close to ideal for use as a raw material in the manufacture of innovative iron phosphate glass fibers. Iron phosphate glass fibers hold promise as a low-energy, environmentally friendly alternative to conventional silica-based glass fibers with commercial application as reinforcing fibers, insulation, and filters.

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