SBIR Phase I: Cost Effective Microalgae Harvesting in Phytobioreactors

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945529
Agency Tracking Number:
0945529
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ITI
6320 ANGUS DR STE C, RALEIGH, NC, 27617
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625028394
Principal Investigator:
Steve Wright
DEd
(919) 881-2197
wright@novafilter.com
Business Contact:
Steve Wright
DEd
(919) 881-2197
wright@novafilter.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop and evaluate the feasibility of a proprietary centrifugal froth flotation process for continuous harvest of algae. A test prototype will be built and evaluated in Phase I. Both technical and economic feasibility will be investigated for this low-cost microalgae continuous harvesting and dewatering system, which will be critical for third-generation alternative biofuel processing. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the development of a prototype algae separation device. This could lead to successful equipment development that has uses beyond algae separation.

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