Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation Cell for Purification of Water

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$116,964.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CJ22P
Agency Tracking Number:
125188
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H3.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vesitech, Inc
MI, Hancock, MI, 49930-2178
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
610532280
Principal Investigator:
Janet Metsa
Principal Investigator
(906) 483-4080
janet.metsa@vesitech.com
Business Contact:
Janet Metsa
Business Official
(906) 483-4080
janet.metsa@vesitech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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