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AN INNOVATIVE CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITOR FOR AIR TOXIC METALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
20973
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20973
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: AN INNOVATIVE CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITOR FOR AIR TOXIC METALS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $73,967.00
 

Abstract:

THE CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA) AMENDMENTS OF 1990 DEFINED 189 INDIVIDUAL HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS WHICH MUST BE MONITORED AND CONTROLLED. THIS LIST OF AIR TOXICS CONTAINS 11 INORGANIC (METAL) CONSTITUENTS AND INCLUDES ARSENIC, BERYLIUM, MERCURY, ANTIMONY, CADMIUM, CHROMIUM, COBALT, LEAD, MANGANESE, NICKEL, AND SELENIUM. CURRENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MEASURING THESE COMPONENTS IN EMISSION STREAMS DEPENDS UPON EXTRACTION OF A SAMPLE FROM THE STACK FOLLOWED BY ANALYSIS FOR THE METALS OF INTEREST WITH A SEPARATE ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE. THIS PROJECT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITOR (CEM) FOR AIR TOXIC METALS. IT WILL DEVELOP THE FOUNDATION FOR EXTENDING THE TECHNOLOGY OF PLASMA EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY INTO THE NEW AREA OF IMMEDIATE ANALYSIS OF AIR TOXIC METAL SPECIES. THIS TECHNIQUE PROVIDS THE BASIS FOR DIRECT SIMULTANEOUS MONITORING OF PART PER BILLION LEVELS OF SEVERAL TOXIC SPECIES IN FLUE GAS. PHASE I BEGINS WITH ASSEMBLY OF A LABORATORY INSTRUMENT FOLLOWED BY MEASUREMENT OF THE EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF AIR TOXIC METAL SPECIES IN FLUE GAS MIXTURES WITH THIS INSTRUMENT. THE SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED PHASE I SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE THE DESIGN BASIS AND IDENTIFY CRITICAL ELEMENTS IN THE PHASE II PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT WHICH WILL BE TESTED AT ACTUAL PLANT SITES. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASES I AND II WILL UNDERLIE PHASE III COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE ANALYZER.

Principal Investigator:

Dr David E Hyatt
3037925615

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies Inc.
304 Inverness Way S #110 Englewood, CO 80112

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