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Catalytically Activated Monitor for Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

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Environmental Protection Agency
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Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Kse, Inc.
665 Amherst Road Sunderland, MA 01375-9420
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Catalytically Activated Monitor for Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $220,000.00


Widespread implementation of chlorinated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions control technologies is anticipated for manufacturing plants and remediation of historical groundwater and soil contamination. To facilitate compliance monitoring and to improve cost-effectiveness of control technologies, a reliable, continuous CVOC monitor is essential. Current CVOC instruments do not meet this growing need for air toxic monitors. Such monitors must be inexpensive, continuous, capable of analyzing ppb level so CVOC's, robust, field usable, and capable of alarms, hardcopy compliance documentation, and signal processing for control systems. The Phase I research clearly demonstrated the technical and economic feasibility of a continuous CVOC monitor meeting these requirements. The monitor exploits a unique CVOC oxidation catalyst to convert CVOC's exclusively to inorganic chlorine compounds, which in turn are measured by existing commercial instruments. Enhanced sensitivity arises from the favorable reaction stoichiometry, allowing measurements at ppb levels of CVOC's.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. J. R. Kittrell
Principal Investigator

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Kse Inc.
Po Box 01004 Amherst, MA 01004

EIN/Tax ID: 042630028
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No