Development of an Improved BIO-SOK for Use in Bilge to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution

EPA Contract Number: 68D98138
Title: Development of an Improved BIO-SOK for Use in Bilge to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution
Investigators: Griffin, W. Michael
Small Business: GMS Technologies
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1998 through March 1, 1999
Project Amount: $69,932
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1998) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water and Watersheds , SBIR - Water and Wastewater , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


The purpose of this SBIR project is to improve BIO-SOK , an existing oil spill response technology. Subsequently, this technology can be applied to a growing nonpoint source problem stemming from oily waste and fuel discharges in the recreational boating industry. Because the technology has been proven effective for oil spill response, this SBIR project will focus on refining the technology. Ultimately, this will result in a product that is more effective, technically more consistent, and less expensive to produce than its current formulation. To achieve these product improvements, the project team will meet the following four objectives under this SBIR: (1) develop a model bilge system capable of evaluating product formula variations; (2) conduct a series of discrete studies that will evaluate formula variations; (3) improve product performance in biodegrading oil wastes, reduce manufacturing costs, and increase the overall quality of the technolog; and (4) develop a final optimal product formulation and delivery system that will reduce oily discharges from recreational boats.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, wastewater treatment, pollution prevention, engineering, chemistry, EPA., Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Scientific Discipline, Waste, Water, Remediation, Wastewater, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Oil Spills, Bioremediation, Engineering, Hazardous, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, Market mechanisms, petroleum, wastewater treatment, biodegradability, biodegradation, oil spill, cost-efficient clean-ups, oil removal, treatment technology, cost effective, pollution prevention, water treatment, BIO-SOK

Progress and Final Reports:

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