BEVERAGE DEOXYGENATION THROUGH ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATEDMETAL CHELATES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,952.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17276
Agency Tracking Number:
17276
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
980 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101, Alameda, CA, 94501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Kerr
Principal Investigator
(415) 521-4331
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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Abstract
A METHOD OF BEVERAGE (WINE, FRUIT JUICE) DEOXYGENATION HAS BEEN DEVELOPED USING ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATED METAL CHELATES TO REMOVE THE OXYGEN FROM A RECYCLING GAS STREAM. THE GAS STREAM WHICH IS USED TO DEOXYGENATE THE BEVERAGE IS FED TO THE ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATED METAL CHELATE SOLUTION WHERE THE OXYGEN IS SELECTIVELY REMOVED. THE GAS IS THEN RETURNED TO THE BEVERAGE TO FURTHER DEOXYGENATE THE FLUID. THE SYSTEM HAS THE ADVANTAGE THAT FLAVOR COMPONENTS ARE NOT REMOVED. THE REACTION OF THE METAL CHELATES WITH THE OXYGEN IS NOT COMPLETELY EFFICIENT, RESULTING IN THE PRODUCTION OF OFF-FLAVORS. THE PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THIS CHEMISTRY WHICH MUST BE IMPROVED BEFORE THE SYSTEM CAN BE PRACTICAL. IT IS PROPOSED TO STUDY THE METAL CHELATE CHEMISTRY IN THE PRESENCE OF OXYGEN AND BEVERAGE FLAVOR COMPONENTS.

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