TechConnect Innovation Program

A Method for Masking and Removing Oil Stains from Rugged Solid Surfaces

University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Masking and removal of oil, grease, rust and other organic stains using a photocatalytic process from a variety of rugged, porous surfaces including concrete, stone, brick, wood, etc. An immediate masking effect is observed after just one application, and removal of the stain is continuous over a period of time.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This new technology is significantly less expensive to manufacture, easy to apply, and uses the power of natural elements (sunlight, air, ambient humidity), instead of toxic chemicals, to degrade stubborn stains, even on rugged porous surfaces (concrete, stucco, etc.), in a single treatment via oxidation. Also immediately masks the stain.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 724

Website: tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners