REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS FROM EXPERIMENT WASTE WATER USING IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6679
Amount: $499,976.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Umpqua Research Co
Po Box 791, Myrtle Creek, OR, 97457
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald V Colombo
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Research Institution
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Abstract
REVERSE OSMOSIS AND CONVENTIONAL SORPTION METHODS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE AT EFFICIENTLY REMOVING SOME CONTAMINANTS FROM WASTE STREAMS. EXAMPLES OF SUCH CONTAMINANTS ARE ETHANOL, METHANOL, AND UREA. SPECIFIC ENZYMES EXIST WHICH WILL CATALYZE REACTIONS TO CONVERT THESE CONTAMINANTS TO COMPOUNDS WHICH ARE EFFICIENTLY REMOVED BY EXISTING ECLSS SYSTEMS. THESE ENZYMES, WHEN IMMOBILIZED, CAN BE USED IN A PACKED BED CONFIGURATION WHICH IS INTEGRABLE WITH CURRENT ECLSS WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS.

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