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SBIR Phase II: High Performance Cement Additive from an Agricultural Byproduct

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79451
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CHK GROUP INC
2045 BELGIUM DR Plano, TX 75025 3131
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase II: High Performance Cement Additive from an Agricultural Byproduct
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0724463
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project develops the manufacturing process for a cement additive from an agricultural biomass waste to be used in the production of High Performance Concrete (HPC), and blended cement. This additive imparts increased strength and durability to concrete; therefore will mostly be used in high-rise buildings, highway construction, and infrastructures built in severe environmental conditions, e.g. petrochemical plants and marine structures. This project will generate increased revenues to the US farmers by selling their byproduct at a higher price and will create jobs in rural areas. Also, potential exists to license the technology to several emerging economies, where there is an urgent need to build transportation-, energy- and building-infrastructures. The Broader Impacts of this research will be increased and higher value use of this agricultural waste in high strength cement. Utilization of this improved product will reduce pollution caused by the current alternatives in both air and at landfill sites. This research is intended to provide a profitable alternative to farmers producing this crop and create rural jobs.

Principal Investigator:

Rajan K. Vempati
PhD
2147044128
chkgroup@worldnet.att.net

Business Contact:

Rajan K. Vempati
PhD
2147044128
chkgroup@worldnet.att.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ChK Group, Inc.
11700 Audelia Road Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75243

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No