HIGH EFFICIENCY ACTIVATED CARBON FOR DRINKING WATER TREATMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,582.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18747
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mega-carbon
801 Business Center Drive, Mt Prospect, IL, 60056
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rodne Mieville
Principal Investigator
(708) 299-9200
Business Contact:
() -
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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