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CONTINUOUS WATER MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9700
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9700
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Extrel Corp
240 Alpha Dr Box 11512 Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: CONTINUOUS WATER MONITORING SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,326.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR THE DESIGN, PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF MEMBRANE INTERFACES WHICH CAN BE USED WITH MASS SPECTROMETERS FOR CONTINUOUS WATER MONITORING. THIS IDEA IS BASED ON THE SELECTIVITY OF SEMI-PERMEABLE MEMBRANES. THE MEMBRANE INTERFACE IS A RELATIVELY SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE SEPARATION TECHNIQUES. THE CONTINUOUS WATER MONITORING SYSTEM WILL BE COMPOSED OF A QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETER AND SEMI-PERMEABLE MEMBRANE INTERFACE. THIS INSTRUMENT WILL ENABLE US TO ANALYZE WATER DIRECTLY WITHOUT ANY SAMPLE PREPARATION. THE CHEMICAL IMPURITIES IN THE WATER WILL PERMEATE THROUGH THE SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANE AND BE IONIZED BY AN APPROPRIATE IONIZATION TECHNIQUE BEFORE BEING ANALYZED BY THE QUADRUPOLE MASS SPECTROMETER. THE DETECTION LIMIT OF THIS INSTRUMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE AS LOW AS 100 PARTS PER BILLION WITH A RESPONSE TIME OF LESS THAN ONE MINUTE. WE ENVISAGE THAT THIS SYSTEM WILL BE APPLICABLE NOT ONLY TO THE WATER MONITORING APPLICATION, BUT ALSO TO MEASUREMENT PROBLEMS THAT REQUIRE LOW LEVEL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF LIQUID SAMPLES IN REAL TIME, SUCH AS FERMENTATION PROCESSES.

Principal Investigator:

Seksan Dheandhanoo
4129637530

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Extrel Corp
Po Box 11512 - 240 Alpha Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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