SBIR Phase II: Room Temperature Medical Waste Treatment

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0750056
Award Id:
79474
Agency Tracking Number:
0610808
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
227 DURFEE HILL RD, ITHACA, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
059799895
Principal Investigator:
CzeslawGolkowski
PhD
(607) 272-1251
cg18@cornell.edu
Business Contact:
CzeslawGolkowski
PhD
(607) 272-1251
cg18@cornell.edu
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase II research develops a novel, reliable, affordable, technology for effective decontamination/sterilization of medical waste. The technology is based on an air/gas sterilant produced in a non-thermal plasma source powered by a standard microwave oven magnetron. The simplicity and the affordability of the technique to produce an effective gas sterilant capable of sterilizing a wide range of materials and surfaces at low-temperature and with low energy requirements provides technology suitable for a low cost decontamination/sterilization device for medical and dental offices/clinics. This technology is free of chemical residue, low maintenance, and simple in operation. The broader impact of this research is to improve the safety of doctors' offices and hosptials through on-site sterilization of biohazardous and infectious wastes. The technology provides a significant power saving and decreases the number of medical waste incinerators that contribute harmful emissions to the environment.

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