Small-scale treatment of rocket propellant laboratory derived waste

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-09-M-0006
Agency Tracking Number: F083-263-0440
Amount: $99,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-263
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Gilman
 Principal Scientist
 (781) 890-1338
 vgilman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Small scale laboratory technologies to treat experimental laboratory derived rocket propellant waste are required to enable sustained operations of the research facility, while avoiding open burn/open detonation (OBOD) process currently used to dispose of these materials. Successful development of this technology will reduce costs and eliminate burden associated with OBOD operations. In this SBIR program, Infoscitex will develop remediation technology for residues of energetic materials to provide small scale laboratories and field operations sites, facilities typically without access to large volumes of water and waste water treatment, the capability to safely and economically treat laboratory generated energetics wastes. The disposal technology envisioned by Infoscitex will eliminate the energetic properties of all hazardous laboratory wastes while minimizing equipment, and operating and maintenance costs.  The Phase I program will focus on demonstrating the approach to be rapid, lab to lab scalable, and economical. Infoscitex identified and teamed with a large industrial explosives and pyrotechnics manufacturer to ensure wide commercialization impact of this technology. Upon successful completion of Phase I, Phase II/III activities will focus on the continued development and transfer of the novel technology of rapid remediation of energetics.   BENEFITS: Successful development of the proposed method for rapid remediation of residues of energetic materials will provide the DoD and civilian sector with a valuable tool for: 1) environmentally contentious and economically attractive disposal of laboratory quantities of explosives and pyrotechnics 2) significant reduction of footprint and substantial improving efficacy of waste water treatment processes

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