Search

Enabling Flexible Materials, Devices and Processes for Defense

Company: American Semiconductor, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …lity with the production of FHS development kits that can be utilized to enable a wide variety of programs that demand high performance flexible electronics. The program includes an applied demonstration of the new capability by integrating an advanced printed ammonia biosensor… more

Development of a Chemical Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer for Characterizing the Role of Organic Amines in New Particle Formation

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … a key role in new particle formation, although detailed mechanisms remain unclear. Recent experiments have shown that trace levels of organic amine vapors can enhance particle nucleation by 1000 times or more compared to sulfuric acid alone or sulfuric acid plus ammonia.… more

Nitrogen-Selective Gas Separation using a Combined Membrane Reactor

Company: CEC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … instance, metallic membranes of the type described in the proposed work may also be applicable for air separation processes, which will lead to advances in oxycombustion and gasification technologies. Through the application of selective- N2 membrane technology, ammonia could… more

Regenerable Sorbent for Combined CO2, Water, and Trace-Contaminant Capture in the Primary Life Support System (PLSS)

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … that is regenerable and that possesses weight, size, and power-requirement advantages over the current state of the art. The Phase 1 objectives are: (1) to demonstrate the technical feasibility of using a novel CO2 sorbent; and (2) to demonstrate effective CO2, H2O, and ammonia… more

Flexible, Energy Efficient Ammonia Synthesis

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal concerns a new method for ammonia manufacture that has the potential to be energy efficient. In addition it does not require natural gas, avoids the release of greenhouse gases and is scaleable over a wide range of sizes. About 3% of the world & apos;s energy… more

NOX Sensor for Diesel Engine Emissions Systems

Company: NexTech Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … less than 200 milliseconds a capability that is particularly enabling for improved closed-loop emissions monitoring in diesel engine exhaust after-treatment systems. Additionally, NexTech has demonstrated the ability to tune its sensor technology to also detect ammonia… more

SBIR Phase II: Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen for Hot Exhaust Treatment

Company: NexTech Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …es of low-cost non- precious metal catalysts for selective catalytic reduction (SCO) of NH3 to N2. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO with urea is widely applied for abating NOx emissions in diesel engine vehicles. A common problem of using the SCR technology is ammonia… more

Warm Gas Multi-contaminant Removal System

Company: Tda Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … a myriad of contaminants that may be regulated in power plant emissions and act as poisons for the catalysts used in downstream chemical manufacturing processes. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a low-cost, high capacity, sorbent that can remove ammonia and… more

A First Response Crew Mask for Ammonia, Hydrazine and Combustion Products

Company: Tda Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … Space Station (ISS) egress operations results in chemical contamination of the spacecraft environment. Among the most important contaminants are propellant residues (such as hydrazine) and their decomposition by-products, as well as coolants such as ammonia and Freon.… more

A Self-Regulating Freezable Heat Exchanger for Spacecraft

Company: Tda Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … (if crewed) within a defined temperature range. Since water is non-toxic and good for heat transport, it is typically used as the coolant that circulates within the crew cabin boundary. This loop then interfaces with another low freeze point fluid, such as ammonia, for… more

Airborne Sensor for Aerosol Precursors

Company: Vista Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Aerosol research remains a priority area and requires strong efforts to resolve the very complex processes that occur in the atmosphere. To understand aerosol formation and their implications on climate the study of precursors provides very valuable information. Ammonia is one… more

Electrochemical, Multi-gas Air Quality Monitor

Company: GINER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … an estimated 1.3 million farms throughout the nation. About 238,000 of these farms are considered animal feeding operations (AFO)-agricultural enterprises where animals are kept and raised in confinement that result in emissions to the air of particles and gases such as … more

SBIR Phase II: A Real Time, High Sensitivity Atmospheric BTEX and 1,3-butadiene Vapor Monitor

Company: Entanglement Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …es. The outcome of the project will be a design for a manufacturable analyzer. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is to extend the sensitivity of state-of-the-art commercial CRDS analyzers have for small molecules (e.g. carbon dioxide or ammonia) to the… more

Self-Healing Corrosion Resistant Coating: An Enabling Technology to Allow Use of Alternate Waters for Cooling

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … can reduce the stress on fresh water sources. A key limitation in the use of such alternate water sources is the corrosion of pipe materials (e.g., copper alloys and steel) due to the presence of high levels of dissolved salts and other constituents such as ammonia. The… more

Bioelectrocatalyzed Nitrogen Fixation under Standard Conditions

Company: Fulcrum Bioscience Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The synthesis of ammonia through nitrogen fixation is a vital component to all plant life and the world economy as a fertilizer and commodity chemical. The global industial production of ammonia exceeded 140MM tons in 2009 and is expected to grow to 160MM tons by 2020. Most… more

Agronomic, environmental, and economic evaluation of cyanobacterial bio-fertilizer for small and mid-size farms growing high-value crops

Company: THIN AIR NITROGEN SOLUTIONS LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and bulky organic amendments supply N; transport costs can be prohibitive, and energy used in transport is substantial. In conventional agriculture, industrial N fixation uses natural gas, high temperatures, and high pressures to convert atmospheric N to ammonia; … more

A Novel Composite Membrane for High Temperature Hydrogen Separation

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: …. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In short term, this novel hydrogen separation technology can be used for industrial hydrogen separation to produce high purity hydrogen gas. It can also be used to treat the flue gas from various chemical processes, such as ammonia… more

Low cost ammonia sensor for agricultural emissions

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Ammonia gas that is emitted from agriculture can create health problems for workers and, surprisingly, for people far from the agricultural operation. Once released into the air, the ammonia undergoes a series of chemical reactions that lead to small particles (known as PM2.5)… more

Chemical remote sensor for proliferation

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … of atmospheric measurements. One is high accuracy measurements of temperature and pressure variations from the ground up to the stratosphere which is important for calibrating satellite- based sensing of greenhouse gas concentrations. Another is measurements of trace ammonia… more

SBIR Phase I: Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Ammonia to Nitrogen for Hot Exhaust Treatment

Company: NexTech Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate a new family of low-cost non-precious metal ammonia selective oxidation catalysts for use in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems. The selective catalytic reduction of NO with ammonia/urea is… more

High Density Solid Hydrogen Storage for Long-Duration Soldier Power

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … a lightweight and efficient power source for individual soldiers. However, technology for storing the hydrogen fuel is still too heavy to meet the Armys mission requirements. We propose to develop a very lightweight, solid hydrogen fuel cartridge based on ammonia borane (AB).… more

Warm Gas Multi-contaminant Removal System

Company: Tda Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … a myriad of contaminants that may be regulated in power plant emissions and act as poisons for the catalysts used in downstream chemical manufacturing processes. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to develop a low-cost, high capacity, sorbent that can remove ammonia and… more

High Energy Density and High Power Density Thermal Energy Storage

Company: Rocky Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … can be stored or safely disposed of Phase I identified two viable options: (1) storing gas in a gas-storage reactor with a lower vapor pressure complex compound, and (2) catalytically combusting the desorbed gas. TES systems of this type are recharged by allowing ammonia… more

Heat Actuated Cooling System

Company: Rocky Research Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The principal objective of this effort is to develop an advanced complex compound for ammonia-solid absorption chillers and demonstrate the enhanced sorbent for a 18,000 BTU/hr technology demonstrator in the Phase II effort. Phase I experimental data showed that it is feasible… more

Solar Heater to Prevent Stock Tank Freezing

Company: Z4 Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … to relocate animals. Pasture-raising livestock year-around also mitigates environmental problems caused by large numbers of animals in a confined space, such as high concentrations of manure that becomes a pollutant, and byproducts such as organic matter, urea, ammonia, nitrous… more