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A Miniatruized Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88201
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08-66
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GINER, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Miniatruized Carbon Dioxide Detector
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R-08-CN-0139
Award Amount: $94,997.00
 

Abstract:

NOAA supports over 25,000 underwater dive programs per year. To increase the duration and depth of these dives, the use of closed circuit mixed gas rebreathers (CCRs) is being considered. As there currently are no sensors to detect CO2 levels in the breathing gas, Giner, Inc. proposes to develop an electrochemical CO2 sensor for CCR use. The technical innovation will be to develop a reversible rechargeable sensing electrode in a solid-polymer electrolyte configuration. The overall objective of the proposed Phase I program is to develop a sensor to quantify CO2 levels in a CCR. The program goal is to demonstrate feasibility of a CO2 specific sensor and demonstrating the ability to accurately monitor up to 5% CO2 in real time. Our approach to develop the proposed CO2 sensor will be to develop a unique sensing electrode that is specific to CO2. Complete sensor cells will be fabricated and evaluated.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Kosek
Director, Energy Conversion
(781) 529-0505
jkosek@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony J. Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GINER, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No