A Colorimetric Test for Quantification of Uranium in Drinking Water

Market Overview:

This technology features novel methods, materials and systems to determine the uranium concentration in water samples. These methods generally include a concentration step and a complexation step. Uranium concentration can be carried out according to an extraction chromatographic process and complexation can chemically bind uranium with a detectable substance such that the formed substance is visually detectable. These methods can detect uranium contamination down to levels even below the maximum contamination level (MCL) as established by the EPA. These systems are relatively simple and cost-effective. The methods are rapid and require little technical training in chemical analysis techniques to perform, allowing it to be used by consumers in the laboratory or in the field.

Benefits:

· Rapids methods requiring little technical training in chemical analysis techniques

· Simple and cost-effective

· Can detect uranium contamination down to levels even below the maximum contamination level (MCL) as established by the EPA

· Allows for use by consumers in the laboratory or in the field

 

Inventors:                        Timothy Devol

Protection Status:           Patent application filed

Licensing Status:            Available for licensing

Additional Terms:          Uranium, Groundwater, Water Analysis, Water Test, Contamination

CURF Ref No:                08-068

 

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Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Andy Bluvas
Technology Commercialization Officer
Clemson University Research Foundation
bluvasa@clemson.edu
Inventors:
Timothy Devol
Amy Hixon
David Diprete
Keywords:
Energy - Green Technology
Environmental/Water Remediation
Geology
Hydrogeology
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