Modified Soybean Hulls for Heavy Metal Removal

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Peat Technologies Corporation
P.O. Box 349
Aitkin, MN 56431
Principal Investigator
Firm POC


NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Small electroplating shops are having difficulty in meeting existing wastewater treatment standards. The problem will get worse, affecting even the larger facilities, when new and more stringent standards are promulgated The purpose of this program is the development and commercialization of an innovative modular treatment system using specially formulated, modified soybean hulls to extract heavy metals from electroplating wastewater; thus, allowing attainment of the MP&M effluent guidelines