Nanocrystalline Filters of Cleanup of Used Non-destructive Testing Fluids

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8103-06-C-0180
Award Id:
78284
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-331-2073
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1310 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
946856804
Principal Investigator:
SlawomirWinecki
Senior Scientist
(785) 537-0179
slawek@nanmatinc.com
Business Contact:
AaronMadison
Vice President, Finances
(785) 537-0179
madisona@nanmatinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on the development and implementation of nanoparticle metal-oxide based filters for cleanup of wastes generated by non-destructive testing fluids. The key component of the proposed system will be a highly reactive nanocrystalline solid sorbent material. Specifically, wastes related to three types of non-destructive fluids will be targeted: penetrant testing fluids containing dyes or fluorescent additives, used photographic fixer solutions containing silver, and magnetic particle testing fluids containing ferromagnetic particles. Components of these testing fluids contaminate water used for cleaning of tested equipment and generate waste streams that require purification prior to disposal. The proposed filters will utilize highly efficient NanoActive metal oxide sorbents employed as columns of granulated materials against aqueous solutions containing non-destructive testing fluids. The NanoActive metal oxides have been already shown to be very effective for removal or even destruction of various contaminants from aqueous and non-aqueous solutions.

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