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Definitive Contract - 68HERC20C0028

OVERVIEW

Original Description
SBIR PHASE I AWARD
Place of Performance
Durham, NC USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
Title
Electrodialytic nutrient recovery from wastewater
Abstract
Nutrient pollution contributes to global water quality issues in the form of eutrophication, which leads to algal blooms and dead zones due to oxygen depletion, as well as public health issues such as methemoglobinemia. A major source of that nutrient pollution is inadequately treated sewage, in particular, from non-sewered sanitation systems (NSSS) which are not designed to remove nutrients before discharge into the environment. The USA and global populations reliant on NSSS are large and growing. Further, the EPA estimates that over 2.6 million existing NSSS may require technical treatment improvements for nitrogen removal due to their location in nitrogen-sensitive watersheds [2]. The forms of nitrogen and phosphorus exiting from these systems is almost entirely as ammonium (NH4+) and phosphate (PO43-), respectively. Triangle Environmental's Technology Innovation: Electrodialytic Nutrient Recovery (ENR), selectively removes these ions from wastewater streams, creating separate nutrient-free and nutrient-rich steams.Electrodialysis is a proven technology for desalination and treatment of certain wastewater streams but requires more research for application to NSSS. ENR can be implemented as an add-on polishing step to existing NSSS so that final effluent can meet discharge limits or incorporated into other advanced NSSS under development to meet the growing demand. Most traditional approaches to advanced NSSS for nutrient removal are reliant on biological process. In comparison, ENR provides a much higher level of removal efficiency and reliability while having a much smaller footprint. These strengths enable NSSS to be more viable in areas increasing in population density or with environmental conditions requiring smaller systems. Triangle Environmental expects to be able to sell the final product within a range of $5,000-10,000, a competitive price point for septic upgrades and price that can be fully covered by tax credits in some states.While the uncontrolled release of these ions contributes to environmental concerns, these ions are critical nutrients for agriculture. The capture and reuse of them using ENR not only mitigates pollution but provides an increasingly scarce commodity for global food production. ENR can improve the quality of water discharged and generate a nutrient-rich product ready for agricultural application.By achieving the following milestones, Triangle Environmental aims to ready ENR for household wastewater treatment applications: M1. Prototype construction and model solution testing. M2.Characterization of membrane fouling. M3. Evaluation of ENR performance with different household wastewater mixtures. M4. Projection of full-scale sizing, energy demand, and membrane life.
Topic Code
19-NCER-1G
Solicitation Number
68HERC19R0052
Contact
Tate Rogers
(336) 414-0252
tate@triangle-environmental.com

STATUS
(Closed)

Period of Performance

3/1/20

Start Date

8/31/20

Current End Date

8/31/20

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$100.0K

Total Obligated

$100.0K

Current Award

$100.0K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

68HERC20C0028

Subcontracts

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Definitive Contract

68HERC20C0028

Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
78
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
None
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Last Modified By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Approved By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Awarding Office
68HERC CINCINNATI ACQUISITION DIV (CAD)
Funding Office
68N000 OFC RESEARCH DEV (ORD) (FUNDING)

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 7/1/21


PIID: 68HERC-20-C-0028