REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS FROM EXPERIMENT WASTE WATER USING IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,976.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6679
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gerald V Colombo
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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