Improving Single Pass Solids Removal in Bead Bioclarifiers by Optimizing Media Size and Shape

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13010
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00507
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
108 Industrial Avenue, Jefferson, LA, 70121
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Drennan II
 Managing Member
 (504) 837-5575
Business Contact
 Catherine Drennan
Title: Member
Phone: (504) 837-5575
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: There is an immediate demand for floating bead filters with improved single pass removal characteristics for wastewater treatment. AST has identified several potential areas of bead filter application that are inhibited by poor single pass removal of fine particles. These potential areas of application include treatment aquaculture backwash waters and effluents, aquacultural influent treatment systems, water pretreatment systems, nutrient harvesting systems and display aquaria. Successful completion of this research effort will facilitate rapid expansion into several new markets including agriculture and domestic wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, swimming pool filtration, industrial cooling water systems, and educational applications such as zoos and large public aquaria.

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