HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18747
Amount: $49,582.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1992
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
801 Business Center Drive, Mt Prospect, IL, 60056
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Rodne Mieville
 Principal Investigator
 (708) 299-9200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON GRANULE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT. THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS HIGH EFFICIENCY GRANULE IS A SUPERACTIVATED CARBON WITH A BET SURFACE AREA IN EXCESS OF 3000 M(2)/GM USING THE STANDARD PROCEDURE BY BRUNAUER, EMMETT, AND TELLER, AND AN IODINE NUMBER GREATER THAN 3000 MG/G. TWO GRANULATIN TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE EXPLORED: SPHERICAL AGGLOMERATION AND EXTRUSION. THE GRANULATED POWDER WILL BE EVALUATED FOR ADSORPTION PERFORMANCE BOTH IN AN EQUILIBRIUM TEST, VIA ADSORPTION ISOTHERMS, AND A DYNAMIC TEST USING A MINI-ADSORPTION COLUMN. THREE CHEMICALS, IDENTIFIED BY THE EPA AS SERIOUS WATER CONTAMINANTS, WILL BE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: CHLOROFORM, TRICHLOROETHYLENE AND BENZENE. THE ADSORPTION PERFORMANCE WILL BE ASSESSED WITH BOTH SINGLE AND MULTI-COMPONENT SOLUTIONS. REGENERATION OF THE SPENT CARBON AND ACTIVATION PROCEDURES WILL ALSO BE INVESTIGATED. IF SUCCESSFUL, A HIGH EFFICIENCY DRINKING WATER-TREATMENT CARBON WILL ACHIEVE HIGH LEVELS OF CONTAMINANT REMOVAL AND LAST LONGER BEFORE ITS ADSORPTION CAPACITY IS EXHAUSTED.

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