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High Sensitivity, Low Cost Fluorescence Detection for Beryllium Particulates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77618
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
81148S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ajjer, Llc
4541 East Fort Lowell Road Tucson, AZ 85712
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Sensitivity, Low Cost Fluorescence Detection for Beryllium Particulates
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84587
Award Amount: $749,865.00
 

Abstract:

The unique properties of beryllium (Be) have lead to many applications, ranging from the aerospace and nuclear industry to manufacturing and electronics. Unfortunately, beryllium is a Class A EPA carcinogen and, when inhaled into the lungs, can cause an incurable and potentially fatal lung disease. This project will demonstrate the use of fluorescence to improve the detection limit for beryllium. In Phase I, it was shown that beryllium can be measured at the ultra-low levels required to assure worker safety. Phase II will demonstrate a working system, which includes a fluorometer that will be amenable to commercialization. The second goal of Phase II is to automate the system so that more than 240 samples can be processed per shift. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: A simpler, inexpensive method to analyze beryllium, which can be used on site for fast quantitative results, will allow industry and government laboratories to better protect their staffs.

Principal Investigator:

Juan AG404 C. Lopez Tonazzi
Dr
5203217680
jctonazzi@qwest.net

Business Contact:

Anoop Agrawal
Dr
5203217680
aagrawal@qwest.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ajjer, Llc
4541 East Fort Lowell Road Tucson, AZ 85712

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