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Development of a Sensitive, Autonomous Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72577
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00205
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a Sensitive, Autonomous Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for Ammonia
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-16542
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The USDA recognizes the need for improved instrumentation to monitor atmospheric ammonia which is a major environmental concern and a health hazard. Ammonia is a public health concern at high levels, as can be found in animal feed lots. At low levels, ammonia is a source of particulates which are not only a human health problem but also affect visibility and global climate. It has been estimated that 80% of ammonia emissions in the United States are from livestock operations, which have environmental impacts on global, national and regional scales. There is a strong need to better quantify and monitor ammonia sources and their impacts, leading to control strategies to protect the public health and the environment. The goal of this project is to develop a sensitive, fast response, totally non-cryogenic, economical, "turn key" ammonia monitor for these applications.

Principal Investigator:

Joanne H. Shorter
9786639500
shorter@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

Joanne H. Shorter
9786639500
shorter@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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