MicroCED: Microbiological-based Chlorinated Ethene Destruction

Market Overview:

MicroCED is an innovative treatment technology for the containment, detoxification and elimination of chlorinated ethenes (CE) in the environment. MicroCED consists of several novel microorganisms that are new to science. MicroCED rapidly and completely converts CE to non-toxic, safe end products without production or accumulation of toxic by-products. MicroCED can detoxify both saturated and unsaturated CE and is amendable for treatment of mixtures of these pollutants. MicroCED is a sensitive and efficient bio-process for CE. MicroCED is versatile; it can be used as a low cost, low maintenance standalone bioremediation treatment for widespread, low-level chloroethene contamination or in combination with aggressive source-zone treatment technologies. MicroCED is specifically designed to efficiently and reliably contain, reduce and destroy chloroethene contaminant plumes in the subsurface environment.

Applications:

· Environmental remediation of chloroethene contaminated groundwater and soils

· Potential end users could include stewards of the U.S. military, DOER or DOD, industry, privately owned lands contaminated by chlorinated ethenes, or environmental consultants and contractors that specialize in environmental restoration

Benefits:

· Rapidly and completely converts chlorinated ethenes to non-toxic, safe end products without production or accumulation of toxic by-products

· Can detoxify both saturated and unsaturated chlorinated ethenes and is amendable for treatment of mixtures of these pollutants

· Sensitive and efficient bio-process 

· Versatile

· Can be used as a low cost, low maintenance standalone bioremediation treatment for widespread, low-level chloroethene contamination or in combination with aggressive source-zone treatment technologies

 

Inventors:                      David Freedman

Protection Status:         Patent application has been filed

Licensing Status:          Available for licensing

Additional Terms:        Contamination, Ethene, Chlorinated Ethene, Bioremediation, Detoxification, Pollution 

CURF Ref No:              07-015

 

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Patent Information:
Category(s):
Biotechnology
For Information, Contact:
Chris Gesswein
Director of Licensing
Clemson University Research Foundation
agesswe@clemson.edu
Inventors:
David Freedman
William Bratt
Christopher Bagwell
Robin Brigmon
Elizabeth Wood
Keywords:
Bioprocessing/Biotechnology
Energy - Green Technology
Environmental/Water Remediation
Geology
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