Enhanced Sludge Dewatering with Improved Odor Control

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945199
Agency Tracking Number:
0945199
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
N2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
201 CIRCLE DRIVE NORTH, SUITE 102/03, PISCATAWAY, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042939277
Principal Investigator:
Runqing Ou
DPhil
(732) 868-3141
gskandan@neicorporation.com
Business Contact:
Runqing Ou
DPhil
(732) 868-3141
gskandan@neicorporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will advance the state-of-the-art in dewatering of industrial and municipal sludges in general and oily sludges in particular. The project will evaluate the use of nanoparticle materials to reduce polymer use and odor potential, increase cake solids, and reduce dewatering costs for oil refinery sludge. The project will use nanoscale materials with different architectures and surface characteristics to address dewatering of oily sludges. The final task in the project, developing plans for a field study with a practical dewatering technology, will be key for proceeding to commercialization. The broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project will be the development of a new class of dewatering aids for oily refinery sludge. The result will be improved efficiency and better odor control for industrial oily sludges. In addition, dewatering using nanoscale additives has the potential to increase the percent solids in the dewatering cake, leading to a lower carbon footprint through lower vehicle emissions.

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