A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,883.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG03-97ER82310
Award Id:
37280
Agency Tracking Number:
37280
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO, 80112
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ms. Robin M. Stewart
Senior Research Engineer
(303) 792-5615
Business Contact:
Dr. Daryl L. Roberts
VP Technology Programs
(303) 792-5615
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
6 A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury from Aqueous Waste Streams--ADA Technologies, Inc., 304 Inverness Way South, Suite 365, Englewood, CO 80112-5828; (303) 792-5615 Ms. Robin M. Stewart, Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl L. Roberts, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82310 Amount: $74,883 The widespread use of mercury in Department of Energy weapon-making facilities has created a broad range of mercury-contaminated wastes and wastewaters. A significant volume of mercury-contaminated secondary wastes will also be generated in future waste treatment activities and in the Department¿s decontamination and decommissioning efforts. The objective of this Phase I project is to develop a novel sorbent for removal and recovery of all mercury species, particularly the complexed and organically-bound mercury from contaminated liquid wastes found and expected to be generated in a Department of Energy complex. The sorbent is thermally regenerable so that the overall process generates elemental mercury and secondary wastes. This sorbent will be tested using elemental mercury, mercuric chloride and complexed mercury. A successful Phase I program will also contain a preliminary economic analysis of the process as well as a detailed Phase II plan for field testing a simple process based on this sorbent at a departmental site. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: If successful, this mercury removal process will result in a technology ready for application to a wide range of mercury - contaminated wastewater at Department of Energy facilities and in private industry, such as municipal wastewater treatment plants. Unless it contains radioactive isotopes, the mercury could be recovered for industrial use.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government