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ADVANCED PORTABLE GC/MS/MS FOR ON-SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5374
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5374
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Viking Instruments Corp.
103 B Carpenter Dr Sterling, VA 22170
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ADVANCED PORTABLE GC/MS/MS FOR ON-SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FIELD PORTABLE GAS-CHROMATOGRAPH/TANDEM MASS-SPECTROMETER (GC/MS/MS) IS PROPOSED FOR APPLICATION TO CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING NEEDS. THE PROPOSED INSTRUMENT SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE A POWERFUL NEW TOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING THAT WILL GREATLY IMPROVE THE CAPABILITY TO MONITOR AND ULTIMATELY PREDICT THE DIFFUSION, DISPERSION, INTERACTION AND IMPACTS OF AIR, WATER AND LAND POLLUTION. THE RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN INCREASED SPECIFICITY, SENSITIVITY, EFFICIENCY, AND AUTOMATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING BY PROVIDING ADVANCED PORTABLE GC/MS/MS INSTRUMENTATION FOR ON-SITE AND REALTIME DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS. THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF GCMS TECHNOLOGY TO FIELD MONITORING REQUIRES A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, RUGGED, RELIABLE ANDPORTABLE MASS-SPECTROMETER WITH THE CAPABILITY TO DETECT TRACE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS WITHIN A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS AND MATRICIES. THE PROPOSED GC/MS/MS WAS SELECTED AS THE BEST SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL APPROACH TO MEETING THE MOST DEMANDING REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENT MONITORING. A WIDE RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED MINI-GC/MS/MS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED INCLUDING THE MONITORING OF HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC CHEMICAL EFFLUENT AND WASTES, MONITORING OF SOURCE EMISSIONS AND AMBIENT AIR QUALITY FOR AIR TOXICS AND PRIORITY POLLUTANTS, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING, AND ENVIRONMENTALFIELD RESEARCH. PHASE I OF THIS RESEARCH WILL EXPLORE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A MINIATURIZED AND PORTABLE GC/MS/MS SYSTEM: (A)DEVELOPING A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN,(B) PERFORMING HIGH RISK RESEARCH ON SUBSYSTEMS, AND (C) ASSESSMENT OF ADVANCED FIELD SAMPLING METHODS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Russell C. Drew
President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Viking Instruments Corpon
103 C Sterling Park, VA 22170

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