Water decontamination using ozone microplasma technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: A112-112-0724
Amount: $149,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-112
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
8440 Central Avenue, Suite 2D, Newark, CA, -
DUNS: 803066802
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Stetter
 President
 (510) 405-5911
 jrstetter@kwjengineering.com
Business Contact
 Edward Stetter
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (510) 405-5911
Email: efs@kwjengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This proposal addresses the requirements of the Army outlined in the solicitation for a high flow-rate, energy efficient and portable water treatment technology to achieve optimum water reuse for field operations by reducing contaminant levels in the wash, rinse and discharge streams of the mobile sanitation center. An effective approach is the use of ozone, a powerful oxidizing gas capable of broadly neutralizing harmful species in gaseous and aqueous forms. In particular, microplasma-based ozone generation technology can be adapted for portable water-purification and the removal of toxic contaminants. Microplasmas are attractive due to the high reactivity of the excited species. The primary components of the proposed system are a microplasma ozone generator and a multichannel gas-liquid micro-reactor for ozonolysis. The microplasma ozone generator has the potential to reach 30% conversion of air to ozone and the micro-reactor offers high mass transfer and reactivity for decontamination of wastewater with low power consumption in a compact and easily scalable modular design. This system will have the potential to provide the highly efficient and adaptable decontamination technology required by the Army.

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