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Two Dimensional Chromatography of Atmosheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72214
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
79160T05-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROSOL DYNAMICS, INC.
AEROSOL DYNAMICS, INC. 935 GRAYSON ST. BERKELEY, CA 94710-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Two Dimensional Chromatography of Atmosheric Aerosols: A New In-Situ Instrument
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER86235
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

79160 Organic matter is a major constituent of airborne particles, comprising 20-50% of the PM2.5 mass in many regions; yet, its characterization is difficult. Especially important is the real-time characterization of organic matter at the molecular level. To better understand the effects of organic matter on climate, and to understand sources of these aerosols, better characterization methods are needed. This project will develop an in situ instrument that would dramatically improve our ability to separate, identify, and quantify individual organic compounds. The instrument will utilize multidimensional chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry coupled to an aerosol collection and thermal desorption system. Phase I will test the interface of the aerosol collection system with multidimensional chromatography, using both known standard aerosols and ambient aerosols. Analyses will be done by flame ionization detection. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial applications include the monitoring of atmospheric aerosols for elucidating the role of organic matter on the global radiation balance for climate research, and for understanding the sources of organic matter for developing air pollution control strategies.

Principal Investigator:

Susanne V. Hering
Dr.
5106499360
susanne@aerosol.us

Business Contact:

Susanne Hering
Dr.
5106499360
susanne@aerosol.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerosol Dynamics, Inc.
935 Grayson Street Berkeley, CA 94710

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Regents University of California
336 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Contact: Pat Sullivan
Contact Phone: (510) 642-8120
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university