An application of algae that consumes bacteria and other pathogens without the need for sunlight to cut operating costs in sludge digestion.
Grant will help fund research to improve purification technology
MIOX Corp. recently announced it has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the amount of $149,990 in response to a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I proposal entitled “Investigation for the use of Chlorine Based Oxidants for Removal of Natural Organic Matter using Advanced Oxidation Processes.”
The funding, obtained by the MIOX science team and led by Research Scientist Andrew Boal, PhD, will enable MIOX to conduct research with strong potential to improve current water purification technology across a broad spectrum of applications.
“This funding will enable advanced research on how to best address major water quality issues such as natural organic contaminants and disinfection byproduct formation,” commented Carlos Perea, MIOX president and CEO. “Pollution of drinking water is the number one environmental issue in America according to a Gallup Poll completed in March of 2009.”