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Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85994
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EP-D-09-012
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Active Spectrum, Inc.
1191 Chess Dr., Suite F Foster City, CA 94404-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Sensor for Monitoring of Particulate Emissions in Diesel Exhaust Gases
Agency: EPA
Contract: EP-D-09-012
Award Amount: $69,807.00
 

Abstract:

Active Spectrum, Inc. proposes a novel, low-cost soot sensor for on-board measurement of soot emissions in diesel exhaust gases. The proposed technology is differentiated from existing method by excellent sensitivity, high specificity to carbon particulates, and robustness to fouling by accumulated soot. Potential commercial applications of the real-time sensor include diesel emissions reductions by servo control of the engine timing in response to sensor readings. Active control of the engine timing to reduce soot provides for a new or additional technique to meet emissions standards for PM10 and PM2.5, beyond conventional approaches using diesel particulates filters. Industrial applications include real-time monitoring of particulate emissions from boilers, power plants, and marine diesel engines.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher J. White
Chief Technical Officer
6505100720
cjwhite@activespectrum.com

Business Contact:

Richard Slocum
General Manager
6037914370
rick@activespectrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Active Spectrum, Inc.
9 Hubbard Rd. Amherst, NH 03031

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