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UTILIZING AN AEROSOL CONCENTRATOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2601
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2601
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero-vironment Inc
Po Box 5031 Monrovia, CA 91017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: UTILIZING AN AEROSOL CONCENTRATOR
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

DETAILED AND PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF AEROSOL CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ARE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND FORMATION PROCESSES AND ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS SO THATCOST-EFFECTIVE CONTROL STRATEGIES CAN BE FORMULATED. SULFATE AEROSOL IS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN DUE TO ITS INVOLVEMENT IN ACID DEPOSITION, VISIBILITY REDUCTION AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. INSTRUMENTATION FOR SUCH AEROSOL MEASUREMENTS IS EITHER INADEQUATE OR NONEXISTENT. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PRESENTS AN APPROACH TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE SULFATE CONTENT OF SELECTIVESIZE RANGES OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON A REAL-TIME BASIS. THEOBJECTIVES OF THIS FIRST PHASE ARE TWOFOLD. THE FIRST IS TOEVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN AEROSOL CONCENTRATOR AS A PARTICLE-SIZE-RESOLVING DEVICE BY VARYING THE OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS, AND THE SECOND IS TO CONTROL THE OPTIMIZED PARAMETERS BY MICROCOMPUTER. THE RESEARCH WILL INVOLVE PRODUCING A SYNTHETIC AEROSOL STREAM AND MEASURING THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION BEFORE AND AFTER PASSAGE THROUGH THE CONCENTRATOR, THUS DETERMINING THE SIZE FRACTIONATING EFFICIENCY. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS DEVICE WILL THEN BECAPABLE OF PRODUCING A SIZE-RESOLVED OUTPUT WHICH MAY BE COUPLED TO A VARIETY OF DETECTORS, ONE OF WHICH IS A FLAME PHOTOMETER SULFUR ANALYZER.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis r fitz
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST
8183579983

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aero-vironment Inc
825 Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91106

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