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Robust Spectrometer for Carbon Isotope Ratio Measurements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99446
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
95328
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
30 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Robust Spectrometer for Carbon Isotope Ratio Measurements
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85841
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Improved measurement technology is needed to better characterize the exchange and transformation of carbon between the biosphere and the atmosphere. These measurements require highly accurate and precise instruments that are capable of providing isotopic abundances to discriminate between man-made and natural carbon sources. This project will employ cavity enhanced gas correlation spectroscopy to develop, deploy, and test a field-portable carbon dioxide isotope analyzer for the measurement of carbon isotope ratios in ambient air. The instrument will be capable of providing in situ, accurate quantification of both carbon dioxide concentration and carbon isotope ratio of carbon dioxide for the real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide sources and sinks in the biosphere and atmosphere. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Field instrumentation based on cavity enhanced gas correlation spectroscopy (CE-GCS) will find numerous applications in atmospheric research, including airborne measurements of trace gases important in atmospheric and aerosol chemistry and as fluxmeters in atmospheric studies for measuring carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ammonia, or other gases including isotopes of some of these species

Principal Investigator:

David Hovde
Dr.
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan Stanton
Dr.
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No