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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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26627
Amount: $99,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3701 Hawkins Street, N.e., Albuquerque, NM, 87109
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randy Curry
 (505) 345-8623
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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