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Award/Contract
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Abstract

H-SB04.2-003
Alternatives to Cl2 in Municipal Water Purification

NBCHC050030 0421138
(FY04.2 Phase I)
Interactive UV/Ozone System as a Chlorine Alternative

Vortex Corporation
400 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301-6532

11/01/2004
to
05/15/2005
$99,840.00

Vortex Corporation, in partnership with Prof Charles Gerba and Dr. Rip Rice, proposes to address HSARPA`s need for an effective replacement for chlorine as a primary disinfectant. The proposed water disinfection system combines the synergistic effect of UV and Ozone to produce drinking water to EPA requirements. To date, a small scale device has been manufactured and has been shown to exceed National Sanitation Foundation standards for U.S. drinking water for microbes (>99.9999% reduction), cysts (>99.9999% reduction), lead (>99.9% reduction) and other contaminants. It is through this proposed effort that Vortex intends to validate the efficacy of this unique device for the inactivation of Klebsiella pneuminia, poliovirus and Cryptosporidium as well as for the reduction of disinfection-by-product formation.

H-SB04.2-003
Alternatives to Cl2 in Municipal Water Purification

NBCHC060008 0422003
(FY04.2 Phase II)
Interactive UV/Ozone as Interactive Disinfectants

Vortex Corporation
400 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301-6532

11/01/2005
to
10/31/2007
$749,987.00

Vortex Corporation, in partnership with the Water Quality Center and Prof Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, proposes to address HSARPAs need for an effective replacement for chlorine in municipal water treatment. The proposed water disinfection system combines the synergistic effect of UV, Ozone and silver ions to produce drinking water to meet EPA requirements. In the Phase I program, a laboratory prototype device has been constructed and has been shown to meet or exceed EPA requirements for Primary and Secondary disinfection and Disinfection-by-product formation. In the Phase II, a larger scale, prototype system will be designed, built and tested on a group of homes at the Water Village at the University of Arizona. The Water Village, is an isolated group of homes with its own water treatment and water distribution system, Here, the prototype will be tested for its compliance with all EPA requirements; including Primary and Secondary Disinfection and Disinfection-by-Product Formation.

H-SB04.2-004
Wide-Area TIC Neutralization

NBCHC050014 0421126
(FY04.2 Phase I)
A Novel Wide-area TIC Neutralization Technology

Synergistic Advanced Technologies LLC
8987 East Tanque Verde Road
Suite 292B
Tucson, AZ 85749-9610

11/01/2004
to
05/15/2005
$100,000.00

Current methods of decontamination have shortcomings regarding their deployment. Cost of storage, requirement of personal protective equipment during its employment, related damage to substrates it is applied to, and clean-up costs are some relevant examples. This project aims to develop a wide-area TIC neutralization technology based on nanoparticles of mixed ionic-electronic conducting metal oxides and electrochemical methods. All components of the material are non-toxic, non-corrosive, thus this product is safe to use, and is friendly to the environment. The results of the planned Phase I work shall provide sufficient proofs for establishing the concept feasibility. Should the Phase I effort become successful and a Phase II project be funded, we will in the Phase II optimize the formulation of the material and the operation mode of the novel TIC neutralization technology, and field develop and conduct a commercially viable laboratory lab-scale demonstration for at least two wide-area TIC neutralization protocols.

H-SB04.2-004
Wide-Area TIC Neutralization

NBCHC060010 0422010
(FY04.2 Phase II)
A Novel Wide-area TIC Neutralization Technology

Synergistic Advanced Technologies LLC
8987 East Tanque Verde Road
Suite 292B
Tucson, AZ 85749-9610

11/07/2005
to
11/06/2007
$749,287.00

Current methods of decontamination have shortcomings regarding their deployment. Cost of storage, requirement of personal protective equipment during its employment, related damage to substrates it is applied to, and clean-up costs are some relevant examples. This project aims to develop a wide-area TIC neutralization technology based on nanoparticles of mixed metal oxides and electrochemical methods. All components of the material are non-toxic, non-corrosive, thus this product is safe to use, and is friendly to the environment. This technology will provide an efficient means to neutralize chemicals and it will be easy to apply and will be cost effective. The proposed Phase II effort will build on the concept feasibility demonstrated in the Phase I work. In the Phase II, the formulation of the material and the operation mode of the TIC neutralization technology will be optimized, typical neutralization protocols will be developed, and commercially viable laboratory lab-scale demonstration will be conducted. This technology will benefit various government departments in their efforts against chemical terrorism. Commercial applications include treatment of chemical spills due to accidents at sites of industrial production and chemical storage facilities, and in transportation and distribution operations.