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SBIR Phase I: Optical Biogas Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79540
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0539674
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Carthago International
70 Battery Place New York, NY 10280 0150
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Optical Biogas Sensor
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0539674
Award Amount: $99,245.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project introduces a new infrared sensor technology for the detection and measurement of methane (CH4) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) to measure the performance and control the operation of anaerobic digesters and - low to zero-emissions - power generators (e.g. microturbines and fuel cells). The proprietary technology will maximize the recovery of biogas, monitor the correlation between biogas quality (methane content) and power output, in real-time, and optimize the biogas conversion efficiency. The implementation of this innovative technology in farms (biogas from livestock manure), waste water treatment plants (WWTPs), landfills and food manufacturing and processing plants will improve the value, cost competitiveness and reliability of biogas-to-electricity systems, and reduce the emissions of methane (CH4), a major contributor to Global Climate Change. The technology will provide end users (e.g. farmers and operators of WWTP and landfills), the scientific community and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) a technology that delivers the relevant and adjustable parameters affecting the output of biogas-to-electricity systems. The collection of biogas for green power generation will decrease the risk of gas migration and explosions, and reduce the costs associated with environmental control and compliance.

Principal Investigator:

Mourad Baraket
Dr
2122172222
carthagois@aol.com

Business Contact:

Mourad Baraket
Dr
2122172222
cathagois@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Carthago International
70 Battery Place New York, NY 10280

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