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Commercialization of Silica-Titania Composites, a NASA Gray Water Post-Processor Technology, for Terrestrial Applications
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 17, 2006 by SAE International in United States
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Silica-titania composites have been engineered and proven to be a plausible post-processor technology for water recovery. The premise behind this technology is the adsorption and subsequent mineralization of organic compounds. Concurrent with this NASA-based research, faculty at the University of Florida have explored the efficacy of this technology for additional applications. Those that have shown the most promise include greater than 98% removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from pulp and paper mills and greater than 99% removal of mercury from coal-fired power plant flue gas. Both of these industries are facing pressing regulations that may be implemented as early as 2006.
As a result of these initial successes, faculty at the University of Florida have initiated a start-up company, Sol-Gel Solutions, LLC to commercialize the silica-titania composite technology for the aforementioned applications and others that are currently being investigated.
CitationMazyck, D., "Commercialization of Silica-Titania Composites, a NASA Gray Water Post-Processor Technology, for Terrestrial Applications," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-2009, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-2009.
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