Electron Beam Destruction and Removal of Volatile Organic Chemicals and Metal in the Presence of Titanium Dioxide

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,937.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26627
Agency Tracking Number:
26627
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3701 Hawkins Street, N.e., Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Randy Curry
(505) 345-8623
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tetra Corporation proposes to investigate an innovative treatement process for the combined removal of metallic ions and the destruction of volatile organic chemicals in waste water. Both metal ion and volatile organic contaminants are commonly found in water. Tetra Corporation would thus propose to investigate the removal of metal ions and the destruction of volatile organic chemicals from contaminated water using high energy electrons directly injected into a water stream along with a catalyst. Titanium dioxide has been selected as the catalyst. To "activate" the catalyst, the electron beam will be directly injected into the waste stream consisting of titanium dioxide, metal ions, and oxidant, and the volatile organic chemicals. Anticipated Benefits: The simultaneous removal of metal ions and the destruction of volatile organic chemicals would reduce the cost of treating contamincated water substantially. Tetra proposes to develop a small, compact, electron beam treatment system which is economical for metal ion removal and simultaneous destruction of volatile organic chemicals.

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