Hazardous Metal Filter

EPA Contract Number: 68D50102
Title: Hazardous Metal Filter
Investigators: Garrett, Thomas M.
Small Business: MCP Urethanes
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1995 through March 1, 1996
Project Amount: $47,281
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water and Watersheds , SBIR - Water and Wastewater , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


MCP Urethanes propose to synthesize a filter capable of removing low levels of hazardous metal ions such as mercury, lead, and zinc from industrial waste streams. The filter will function by adsorption and chelation and be selective for the hazardous metal ions over the alkali and alkaline earth metal salts. The filter will insert directly into the industrial sewer. When fully loaded, the filter will either be recycled or disposed.

Supplemental Keywords:

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Progress and Final Reports:

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