A Novel Photosorbent for Removal of Mercury

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37280
Amount: $749,347.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
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
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ms. Robin M. Stewart
 Senior Research Engineer
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 Dr. Daryl L. Roberts
Title: VP Technology Programs
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution
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. _

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