Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation Cell for Purification of Water

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CJ22P
Agency Tracking Number: 125188
Amount: $116,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: H3.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vesitech, Inc
MI, Hancock, MI, 49930-2178
DUNS: 610532280
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Janet Metsa
 Principal Investigator
 (906) 483-4080
 janet.metsa@vesitech.com
Business Contact
 Janet Metsa
Title: Business Official
Phone: (906) 483-4080
Email: janet.metsa@vesitech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Vesitech, Inc. has developed a totally new class of water treatment technology utilizing novel carbon based electrodes that have been shown to electrochemically produce advanced oxidation (AO) species in-situ in contaminated water. Depending upon the electrode formulation and configuration, the species produced include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, superoxide, and hydroxyl radicals, all of which are effective in destroying a wide range of toxic chemical compounds and microbial contaminants in potable water. This technology has been proven effective in the disinfection of NSF Type I and Type II water. The device is very compact, effective, and energy efficient (<3watts). Residual hydrogen peroxide can be produced in sufficient quantities to provide a residual effect and inhibit the formation of bio-films. These advanced oxidation electrodes represent a new platform technology which will enable effective, inexpensive, and energy efficient treatment designs for point-of-use potable water treatment systems

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