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Infrared Hollow Waveguide Organic Solvent Analyzer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34658
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34658
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies Inc.
220-3 Reservoir Street Needham Heights, MA 02494-3133
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Infrared Hollow Waveguide Organic Solvent Analyzer
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-96ER82258
Award Amount: $749,929.00
 

Abstract:

40958 November 19, 1996 Polestar Technologies, Inc. An instrument that can rapidly analyze soil samples in order to identify and quantify organic containments is needed for environmental monitoring and cleanup. This project will develop a portable infrared gas analyzer, based on a hollow waveguide structure, for analysis of organic solvent contaminants in soil. This analyzer will be capable of rapid on site analysis of soil samples, providing both identification and quantitative analysis of the presence of organic solvents, down to 10 ppb levels. In addition to a hollow waveguide absorption cell, the analyzer will incorporate recent advances in compact infrared spectrometer design, and multivariate calibration software. The proposed instrument will provide analysis of organic solvents in soil with substantially improved response time, together with lower cost compared to existing commercial instrumentation. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: The instrument should find numerous commercial applications in environmental remediation, chemical, petroleum, food and polymer industries.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ronald H. Michaels
Manager
6174492284

Business Contact:

Ms. Karen K. Carpenter
President
6174492284
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street Suite 28 B Needham He, MA 02194

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