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Award Detail

Awardee:PHOENIX WASTE SOLUTIONS INC.
Doing Business As Name:PHOENIX WASTE SOLUTIONS INC.
PD/PI:
  • Tamara R Webb
  • (504) 400-7207
  • webb@phoenix-waste.com
Award Date:07/28/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 256,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 256,000
  • FY 2021=$256,000
Start Date:08/01/2021
End Date:01/31/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:SBIR Phase I: Advanced Scalable and Sustainable Waste Disposal System
Federal Award ID Number:2125671
DUNS ID:121919008
Program:SBIR Phase I
Program Officer:
  • Rajesh Mehta
  • (703) 292-2174
  • rmehta@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:7111 TOU LOU LOU ST
City:CHAUVIN
State:LA
ZIP:70344-2427
County:Chauvin
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:PHOENIX WASTE SOLUTIONS INC.
Street:
City:
State:LA
ZIP:70344-0054
County:Chauvin
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to improve management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in a sustainable fashion. The proposed system can manage MSW without generating toxic air emissions, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 98% compared to landfills and incineration. An additional benefit is that waste does not need to be separated, thereby promoting recycling of glass and metal, as they are left untreated. In addition, the technology is envisioned to be affordable and easily deployed to enable on-site treatment, saving transportation costs and associated impact. Finally, the system has the potential to use excess heat to generate electricity and use the by-product effectively. This system promotes a circular economy and supports multiple benefits to the environment. This project advances development of a novel system of applying gas plasma to create thermal degradation of MSW. Phase I objectives are to research, design, construct, and test a prototype and define an industrial-scale design. Tasks include testing functionality and emissions quality with a variety of waste feedstock and operational parameters, and conducting a life cycle analysis. Furthermore, the project will explore the co-generation of electricity and beneficial reuse of the ash by-product. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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