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OF EMISSION GAS STREAMS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3515
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3515
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: OF EMISSION GAS STREAMS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,968.00
 

Abstract:

THE ECONOMIC USEFULNESS AND THE RANGE OF INFOMATION THAT CANBE OBTAINED FORM ON-LINE INFRARED GAS ANALYSIS IS LIMITED SINCE A COMPLEX AND UNRELIABLE EXTRACTIVE SAMPLING SYSTEM ORA DEDICATED SPECTROMETER IS NEEDED AT EACH SENSING POINT IN THE PROCESS. THIS PROGRAM INTENDS TO DEMOSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSMITTING THE IR SPECTRAL INFORMATION VIA OPTICAL FIBERS DRAWN FROM NEW MATERIALS--HEAVY METAL FLURIDEGLASSES (HMFG)--UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE TELECOMMUNIVATIONS LINKS. THESE HMFG FIBERS EXHIBIT LOW LOSSES IN THE 1 TO 6 MM WAVELENGTHS, WHICH COVER MOST MOLECULES OF INTEREST FOR EMMISSIONS MONITORING PURPOSES. SUCH A TRANSMITTING LINK WOULD ALLOW A NUMBER OF INSITU GAS SENSORS TO BE REMOTELY CONNECTED TO A SINGLE CENTRALLY LOCATED SPECTROMETER THUS PROVIDING MORE RELIABLE EMISSIONS DATA AT SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER COST. THE OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THESE FIBERS WILL BE MEASURED AND EVALUATED AGAINST BENCHMARKS DETERMINED FOR PHASE I. A PROTOTYPE FIBERS WILL BE MEASURED AND EVALUATED AGAINST BENCHMARKS DETERMINED FOR PHASE I. A PROTOTYPE FIBEROPTIC TRANSMISSION LINK WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND T TESTED USING AN ACTUAL IN-SITU GAS SENSOR AND ITS COMPANION IR GAS ANALYZER. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL CONCLUSIVELY DEMONSTRATE WHETHER IR FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION LINKS ARE TECHNICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE FOR IR ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY EMISSIONS MONITORING SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

John Mccoy
Principal Investigator
6178903200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster Miller Inc.
350 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02254

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