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A SENSITIVE, RAPID RESPONSE MONITOR FOR ATMOSPHERIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7711
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7711
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sievers Instruments, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A SENSITIVE, RAPID RESPONSE MONITOR FOR ATMOSPHERIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW DETECTOR IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR THE MEASUREMENT OFATMOSPHERIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS BASED ON FORMATION OF SULFUR MONOXIDE WITH SUBSEQUENT DETECTION BY OZONE-INDUCED CHEMILUMINESCENCE. THIS NOVEL DETECTION SCHEME FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF GASEOUS SULFUR COMPOUNDS SHOULD OFFER MANY ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING HIGH SENSITIVITY (BETTER THAN ONE PART-PER-BILLION BY VOLUME), RAPID RESPONSE TIME ( 1 SEC), AND HIGH SELECTIVITY FOR SULFUR COMPOUNDS VERSUS OTHER ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS. THE DETECTOR CAN BE OPERATED AS A TOTAL GAS-PHASE SULFUR DETECTOR, AS A DETECTOR FOR TOTAL REDUCED SULFUR COMPOUNDS USING AN SO(2) SCRUBBER, OR AS A DETECTOR FOR QUANTIFICATIONOF INDIVIDUAL SULFUR SPECIES WHEN COUPLED WITH A GAS CHROMATOGRAPH. THE RAPID RESPONSE TIMES OF THE DETECTOR, WHEN OPERATED IN THE TOTAL ATMOSPHERIC SULFUR OR TOTAL REDUCED SULFUR MODE, SHOULD PROVE VALUABLE IN THE STUDY OF LONG-RANGE DISPERSION OF SULFUR GASES, SHORT-RANGE DISPERSION OVER COMPLEX TERRAIN, AND IN THE MEASUREMENT OF SULFUR FLUXES BY THE EDDY CORRELATION TECHNIQUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr richard hutte
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Business Contact:

Dr Misha Plam
3034442009
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sievers Research Inc
1930 Central Avenue Suite C Boulder, CO 80301

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