AIR PROCESS FOR CONTROL OF DILUTE AIR EMISSIONS OF CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19847
Amount: $49,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Kse, Inc.
P.o. Box 368, Amherst, MA, 01004
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr J. R. Kittrell
 (413) 549-5506
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the control of air pollution on military bases, increasing emphasis is needed for technologies applicable to dilute concentrations of pollutants in air. For example, the control of indoor air pollution associated with solvent degreasing operations is necessary, including the dilute emissions associated with exhaust ventilation fans. Air stripping of contaminated groundwater often produces dilute emissions for which current destruction technology provides no economic solutions. Activated carbon adsorption could be used, but is often uneconomical for these cases and can create a hazardous solid waste which is increasingly difficult to manage. In the proposed research, the technical feasibility is to be established of integrating a highly effective adsorbent with catalyzed ultraviolet (UV) oxidation to obtain a novel dilute phase air pollution control process. This adsorption Integrated Reaction (AIR) Process concentrates organics on an adsorbent transparent to UV light. The contanminant is then catalytically destroyed at high selectivity. The feasibility study is to be conducted with chlorinated compounds, but the AIR process should also be applicable to volatile organic compounds emissions control.

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