On-Site Generation - The Safe, Effective, and Low Cost Disinfection Strategy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050027
Agency Tracking Number: 0421085
Amount: $99,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.2-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5500 Midway Park Place NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rodney Herrington
 Vice President, Engineering
 (505) 343-0090
Business Contact
 Rodney Herrington
Title: Vice President, Engineering
Phone: (505) 343-0090
Email: rodneyh@miox.com
Research Institution
On-site generation technology utilizes common salt (sodium chloride) which is made in to a dilute brine solution that is converted in an electrolytic cell to a chlorine-based liquid disinfectant. The chlorine component is important since the US EPA requires a chlorine disinfection residual value in drinking water in the United States. There are no hazardous materials used, consumed or produced in the process. The product produced is not hazardous since the concentration of the oxidant is less than 1%. Operating costs are very low compared to chlorine gas or commercial sodium hypochlorite (bleach) since consumbables are commonly available salt and electrical power. The commercial applications of this technology are significant world-wide and include potable water, wastewater, cooling towers, swimming pools, and other applications requiring a chlorine-based disinfectant. System sizes range from large municipal water applications to individual use devices for both the commercial and military sectors. Mixed-oxidant variants of the disinfectant have been demonstrated to reduce disinfection by-products (trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids) and provide other significant chemistry benefits for potable water, cooling towers, swimming pools, and other applications.

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