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Hand-Held Phytoremediation Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68537
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
75169B04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Hand-Held Phytoremediation Monitor
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER83893
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

75169-There is a need to monitor the efficiency of phytoremediation, in which green plants are used to extract and remove metals, radionuclides, and other contaminants from soil, subsurface sediments, or ground water. In particular, the concentration and partitioning of the contaminants in plant roots, shoots, stems, and leaves must be determined. This project will develop a hand-held Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) device, utilizing a microchip laser, to provide in situ analysis of phytoremediation sites. The handheld LIBS device will be designed and constructed in Phase I. Plants with known uptake of toxic metals will be analyzed in collaboration with researchers at the University of Florida. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to phytoremediation analysis, a handheld metals analysis tool should have application in alloy analysis, toxic industrial chemical monitoring, toxic waste monitoring, and the Federal monitoring of trans-uranic elements.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Freedman
Dr.
9786639500
af@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Charles E. Kolb
Dr.
9786639500
kolb@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

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