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On-Site Multiple Pollutant Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37921
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37921
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: On-Site Multiple Pollutant Monitor
Agency: EPA
Contract: 68D70041
Award Amount: $69,760.00
 

Abstract:

Major improvements in process control, compliance monitoring, and environmental decisionmaking could be made if more accurate, less costly, more rugged techniques were available for continuous monitoring of multiple gas phase pollutants. As part of the solution, Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is emerging as a promising Field Analytical Method (FAM) for multiple gas monitoring. However, corrosive and particle-laden gas streams foul the optical surfaces in FT-IR extractive gas cells and seriously degrade the performance of the monitor. This leads to reduced performance, and substantial maintenance and down-time. Filtering the gas stream is not a solution because low-level concentrations of organic compound emissions will be influenced. This research project will solve the issue of gas cell optical performance degradation caused by process flows. This project will develop an advanced multi-pass gas cell for a process FT-IR analyzer that will not be fouled by corrosive gases and/or particles. Phase I will demonstrate a prototype gas cell.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. James R. Markham
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Business Contact:

Dr. Peter R. Solomon
2035289806
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
P.o. Box 380379, 87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06138

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