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Multigas Sensor for Waste Monitoring

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72246
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
78550S05-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multigas Sensor for Waste Monitoring
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84303
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

78550S Storage of radioactive wastes at many DOE facilities generates hazardous and explosive gases. Sensitive and selective monitoring of these gases is required to ensure the safe operation of storage facilities. This project will develop technology for multiple gas measurement using laser absorption spectroscopy. The sensor approach will be automated, self-calibrated, and self-checking; will use no consumable chemicals; and will require little mainenance. Phase I will identify the best spectral regions for the measurement. Laboratory experiments will be conducted to show the feasibility of obtaining high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. Methods to reduce the sample volume will be investigated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial applications are expected to include hazardous gas detection at industrial facilities; natural gas leak detection; and environmental monitoring for greenhouse gas detection, particle formation, and nitrogen cycle studies.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Hovde
Dr.
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
Dr.
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No