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Supercritical Fluids (SCF) Educational Grant

In-Kind Grant to a USA Higher Education
Institution for Chemistry Technology

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An in-kind grant valued at over $30,000 to a USA university, college, or 2-year institution for chemistry technology in order to teach students about environmentally-friendly chemical processes used in contemporary business and manufacturing industries. The winner will be awarded a Spe-ed SFE Prime Package, which includes a Supercritical Fluid System and vessel designed specifically for the higher education market as well as supporting Classroom Materials, such as a syllabus, handouts, suggested applications, and online resources.

Proposals outside of these specific interest areas are welcome; however, preference will be given to the most commercially viable and "green" applications. Proposals should also address the commercial viability and educational value of the concept being proposed.

A strong foundation in Green Chemistry is key to the Foundation's success as a society, and the use of Supercritical Fluids (SCF) is fundamental to an education in green chemistry. By using Supercritical Fluids, students will be leading tomorrow's green process with no petroleum solvents and no toxic residue. Required for teaching SCF is a Supercritical Fluids system that is safe for the classroom, but with enough power and features to illustrate and educate.

The Spe-ed SFE Prime system from Applied Separations meets the rigorous needs of day-to-day use in the classroom and is made for hands-on demonstrations. It is safe, simple to operate, fast and affordable, with features found in other, more expensive SFE systems. With the use of the Prime, the applicant will be able to demonstrate Supercritical Fluids in emerging industries, foods, natural products and nanotechnology where solvents can't be used. The applicant can show students how to easily replace harsh solvents with supercritical fluids, primarily supercritical carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is one of the most commonly used supercritical fluids because it is safe, inexpensive, readily available and an ideal substitute for many hazardous and toxic solvents.

Proposals should illustrate how the Spe-ed SFE Prime and supporting materials will be used to teach Supercritical Fluids in the post-secondary classroom. The focus must be on teaching green chemistry with the Prime system and how SCF can impact business, processes, the environment and the overall green economy. Research topics must be related to Green Chemistry and environmentally-friendly technology and/or processes. Applications should include how the use of the Prime and SCF can educate students about eliminating petroleum-based solvents, pollution or residue; or how SCF can be used in nanotechnology.

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GrantWatch ID#: 170189

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Applied Separations is offering an Educational Grant worth over $30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applied Separations is offering an Educational Grant to colleges, universities and other higher education institutions who wish to teach Supercritical Fluids in their classrooms.

For consideration for the SCF-PRIME-18 grant, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate, Graduate and 2-year colleges may apply
- Area of study must fall under the umbrella of “Green Chemistry.”
- Project must include use of Supercritical Fluids.
- Use of the Spe-ed SFE Prime in the project is required.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: April 30, 2018

All proposals must be submitted electronically. Submissions can be made either through email or through the Applied Separations website.

The winner of the award will be notified no later than May 18, 2018, a month prior to the ACS Green Chemistry show. The winner will be invited to attend the award ceremony and conference fees will be covered by Applied Separations.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Applications can also be emailed to Deb Moran.

Deb Moran

930 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

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