On-Line Production of Oxidant for UV Oxidation Processes

EPA Contract Number: 68D60052
Title: On-Line Production of Oxidant for UV Oxidation Processes
Investigators: Porter, James H.
Small Business: UV Technologies Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: II
Project Period: September 1, 1996 through April 1, 1998
Project Amount: $225,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (1996) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water and Watersheds , SBIR - Water and Wastewater , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


In UV-H2O2 advanced oxidation systems, for wastewater treatment, the cost of purchased hydrogen begins to dominate electric power costs as contaminant concentrations increase. It was successfully demonstrated in Phase I that oxidant could be produced on-line in the presence of the contaminant at a cost less than the purchased price of hydrogen peroxide. The unique method of on-line oxidant production has great potential especially when treating industrial strength aqueous waste. The Phase II effort will explore contaminant streams for which the process is applicable and the limits of its applicability.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, engineering, chemistry., Scientific Discipline, Water, Chemical Engineering, Wastewater, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, wastewater treatment, industrial waste, industrial wastewater, emission control technologies, wastewater remediation, on-line production, pollution control, UV oxidation, wastewater discharges, aqueous waste, control technologies, effluents, oxidant, contaminant removal, on-line oxidant production

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final

  • SBIR Phase I:

    On-Line Production of Oxidant for UV Oxidation Processes