BEVERAGE DEOXYGENATION THROUGH ELECTROCHEMICALLY REGENERATEDMETAL CHELATES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$49,952.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1992
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
17276
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aquanautics Corp
980 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101, Alameda, CA, 94501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John Kerr
 Principal Investigator
 (415) 521-4331
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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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