Federal laboratory consortium honors transfers of reopt‘ remediation software
June 09, 1993
RICHLAND, Wash. –
ReOpt‘ remediation software developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Laboratory has been recognized for excellence in technology transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. The awards, only 30 of which are presented each year, honor federal laboratory employees nationwide for creativity and innovation in developing products and processes and transferring new technologies to private industry.
The ReOpt software program developed by PNL researchers Michael K. White, Janet L. Bryant and Gregory M. Holter provides a fast and efficient way to select appropriate and available technologies for the cleanup of contaminated waste sites. Users of the new software product can specify up to three parameters to guide their search:
- the medium that is contaminated,
- the characteristics of the contaminants and
- the general method the user wants to use to clean up the site.
ReOpt then searches its database and provides the user with detailed information about available cleanup technologies that fall within the prescribed parameters. Because of its potential for assisting other government agencies and private businesses, ReOpt has been licensed for commercial development to Sierra Geophysics Incorporated of Kirkland, Washington.
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