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DETECTION AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2865
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2865
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Combustion & Fuel Research Inc
857-9 S Wagner Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: DETECTION AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ESCAPE OF HYDROCARBONS FROMA VARIETY OF SOURCES CAN PRESENT A HEALTH SAFETY PROBLEM. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR RESEARCH FUNDS TO EXPLORE A FLAMELESS IONIZATION CONCEPT TO DETECT SUCH GASES. SMALL QUANTITIES OF HYDROCARBONS (E.G. 0.03% V/V) IN EITHER AIR OR RARE GASES CAN GENERATE LARGE PENNING EFFECTS (ENHANCED IONIZATION THROUGH COLLISIONS WITH METASTABLE METASTABLE STATES). INITIAL EXPLORATORY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT, WITH THE APPROPRIATE CHOICE OF ION SOURCE, THIS EFFECTMAY BE USED TO DETECT INCREASED CURRENT FLOW, AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF HYDROCARBONS. IN THIS STUDY, A CRITICAL EXAMINATION WILL BE MADE TO IDENTIFY WHETHER THIS CONCEPT HAS ANY QUANTITATIVE MERIT AS A MEANS OF SPECIFIC DETECTION OF LOW-LEVELS OF HYDROCARBONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ATMOSPHERES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. john c. hillard
CHAIRMAN/TECH. DIRECTOR
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Combustion & Fuel Research Inc
857-9 South Wagner Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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