A Method for Masking and Removing Oil Stains from Rugged Solid Surfaces
University of Central Florida, Florida, United States
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.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 724
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Development / License Partners