Novel Electrochemical Reactor for Separation of Metals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,996.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
41850
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Arthur J. Fortini
Mgr. R&D Programs
(818) 899-0236
Business Contact:
Dr. Craig N. Ward
Technical Administrative Mgr.
(818) 899-0236
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
51045-98-I Novel Electrochemical Reactor for Separation of Metals--Ultramet, 12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA 91331-2210; (818) 899-0236 Dr. Arthur J. Fortini, Principal Investigator Dr. Craig N. Ward, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82703 Amount: $74,996 Removal of contaminants from dilute aqueous streams, such as groundwater, and streams arising from plant decontamination and decommissioning operations is of increasing interest. The removal of metal contaminants has been an issue with respect to the availability of the metal, following recovery, for recycling. This project will demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel reactor for separating and removing heavy metal contaminants from groundwater. A high surface area electrolytic cell utilizing novel electrode materials will be designed, fabricated, and tested to collect metal contaminants from an aqueous stream, allowing for the easy recovery and recycling of the contaminants. In Phase I, the feasibility of a novel electrochemical reactor for separating and removing heavy metal contaminants from groundwater will be demonstrated. A prototype reactor will be designed, fabricated, and tested in order to conduct parametric studies and demonstrate scaleup potential. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The primary application of the proposed technology is the cleanup of metal-contaminated groundwater and soils. Considering the number of sites in need of remediation and the levels of contamination involved, the overall cost is staggering. Commercial applications for a low-cost system are numerous and widespread._

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