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Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90460
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-01864
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.11
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $399,498.00
 

Abstract:

Ammonia emissions from extensive agricultural operations such as livestock (beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses) have gained much attention in recent years due to the adverse effects of these emissions on public health and outdoor air quality. Ammonia is considered an important pollutant due to its role as a precursor in fine particulate matter formation and its impact on ecological nitrogen balance. Therefore, various federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have shown strong interest and support to develop, test and verify appropriate ammonia monitoring instrumentation. There is a wide range of potential applications for an inexpensive and selective ammonia monitor because of the impact of ammonia on human health and the need to control ammonia emissions to the atmosphere. These applications include environmental, chemical industry, automotive and medical diagnostic. In this Phase II program the emphasis will be placed on design and development of a low-cost, compact monitor for accurately and rapidly detecting ammonia released to the environment from agricultural operations such as livestock (beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses).

Principal Investigator:

Mourad Manoukian
Program Manager
7815290527
mmanoukian@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
7815290501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GINER, INC.
89 RUMFORD AVE Auburndale, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No