A Novel Absorbent-Reagent for HCI Control in On-site Disposal Regulated Medical Waste

EPA Contract Number: 68D00136
Title: A Novel Absorbent-Reagent for HCI Control in On-site Disposal Regulated Medical Waste
Investigators: Kydd, Paul H.
Small Business: EnviMed Services Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1990 through April 1, 1991
Project Amount: $50,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1990) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , SBIR - Waste , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Description:

On-site disposal of Regulated Medical Waste can offer major economic and other benefits to health care providers. HCI emissions pose a considerable technical problem in the design of on-site units. A solid absorbent can offer significant advantages in cost and simplicity relative to the conventional wet scrubbing approach in HCI control. The proposed Phase I program will investigate the feasibility of four approaches to creating such an absorbent and will evaluate the performance of the resulting samples.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Waste, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Environment, HAPS, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Hazardous Waste, Chemistry and Materials Science, Hazardous, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, hydrochloric acid (HCI), absorbent reagent for HCI control, HCI control, Hydrochloric acid, medical waste, solid absorbent

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final