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Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …the soldier. Lynntech proposes a safe and novel solution to address these concerns by developing a scrubber based off a high surface area macroporous ionic resin with advanced grafting techniques using amines to create a fully regenerable sorbent to be used for carbon … more

Vector Arthropod Trap Using a CO2 Attractant Source

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The military desires an improved trap to capture and hold arthropods that may carry disease causing pathogens. A continuous source of carbon dioxide is needed over an 8 hour period to attract flea and tick species that are subsequently trapped and held alive… more

SBIR Phase II: Sensors for Smart HVAC controls

Company: Dioxide Materials Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop inexpensive carbon dioxide sensors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls. CO2 sensors are now being used to lower heating bills and improve air quality in new commercial… more

Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Variable Compression and Expansion Ratios

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. Commercial Applications and other Benefits The expected product is a two-step, valve lifter combined with a camshaft that normally late intake valve closing that can be used on Diesel engines. A fuel economy improvement of 10% or more is estimated with a reduction in carbon… more

Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Methane using 3rd Generation Ionic Liquids

Company: AZ Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This work directly addresses a technology of interest listed in Section 9, sub-section H1.01 In-Situ Resource Utilization, specifically "Highly efficient reactors for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4)."The… more

High Capacity Supported Ionic Liquids for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Rebreather Systems

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Busek Co. Inc. and Ionic Research Technologies, LLC propose to develop a novel carbon dioxide and water removal technology using ionic liquids for closed circuit self-contained breathing apparatus that will extend its operating lifetime, while simultaneously… more

Membrane Facilitated Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Carbon Dioxide

Company: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a high value organic chemical with many potentially important applications. DMC can be made from CO2 directly or indirectly. With the development of CO2 capture and sequestration technology, huge amounts of low cost CO2 will be available as a feed stock. The conversion… more

Forward Osmosis-based System for Waste Water Generated During Energy Production Using Waste Carbon Dioxide and Waste Heat

Company: Porifera inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …ess Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the economic viability of a system designed for carbon capture and water treatment at power plants. The project will measure the performance of a novel forward osmosis (FO) membrane in combination with a carbon-dioxide… more

Nanostructured Catalysts for Alkaline PEM Fuel Cells

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … reaction (ORR) in state-of-the-art acid-based PEMs. Alkaline PEMs have long held the promise of lowering the need for precious metal catalysts due to acceptable levels of ORR kinetics on non-precious metals. Adaptation of alkaline PEMs has been slow due to low carbon … more

SBIR Phase I: Novel Lighting Source for Bioreactors using Plasma-Shell Technology

Company: IMAGING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … light sources for photobioreactors. Lighting is the key to improved efficiency and scale up of photobioreactor systems. Efficient scalable bioreactors will lead to greater production of algae for use in pharmaceuticals, food supplements, livestock feed, fertilizer, carbon … more

Low Cost Small Sample Volume High Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Company: Li-cor Biosciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … small, relatively inexpensive mirrors into a small (~1 mL) cavity that requires only small quantities of calibration gases, employ relatively low-cost non-fiber-coupled lasers, and assemble instruments by mass production techniques. Increasing concentrations of carbon… more

Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Real-time, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO

Company: LOS GATOS RESEARCH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) will employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis ICOS technique to develop a compact carbonyl sulfide (OCS), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and water vapor (H2O) analyzer. This sensor will provide… more

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. This requires the soldiers"respiratory tract be isolated from encountering these contaminants. To accomplish this, the soldiers wear protective suits and/or masks which include a respiratory isolation system, more commonly called a rebreather. Current carbon … more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … However, this fuel must be purified before use in a fuel cell to prevent harmful effects from contaminants. Reactive Innovations recently conducted a successful Phase I SBIR effort for the Navy which demonstrated the feasibility of our approach to remove hydrogen sulfide, … more

Highly sensitive, low-power, and low-weight gas analyzer for UAVs

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Sensing of greenhouse gases including, but not limited, to carbon dioxide and methane, throughout the atmosphere are needed to verify gas fluxes and concentrations in order to understand the terrestrial carbon cycle. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can… more

Precision Remote Sensor for Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Mesa Photonics proposes development of a passive optical sensor for simultaneous high-precision measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide profiles within the full atmospheric column. The approach, which is based on near-infrared heterodyne spectroscopy using… more

SBIR Phase I: Achieving mass balance in carbon storage soil gas monitoring

Company: Mesa Photonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate a new method for monitoring carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites. CCS reduces global warming by using deep geological formations to store large amounts of carbon dioxide formed… more

Matched Spectral Filter Imager

Company: OPTRA, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … at low light levels, and dynamic range. The overall package is expected to be compact and rugged, making it ideal for airborne/space based applications. The proposed Phase I effort will produce a breadboard MSF-CI system which will be characterized and used for a carbon … more

Highly Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer&Sabatier System

Company: Paragon Space Development Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Paragon Space Development Corporation® (Paragon) and ENrG Incorporated (ENrG) are teaming to provide a highly efficient reactor for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4). The system is a gravity-independent, compact,… more

Water Recovery for Regenerative Life Support Systems

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … requirements for efficient operation and conservation of resources. Regenerative CO2 removal systems are attractive for these missions because they do not use consumable CO2 absorbers. However, these systems also absorb and vent water to space along with the carbon … more

Compact QCL spectrometer for carbon isotopologue measurements from Small UAVs

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … aircraft system like the ScanEagle. In the Phase II program, we will fabricate, test, and field demonstrate a prototype sensor. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed airborne sensor for the stable isotopologues of CO2 will enable measurements of … more

High Performance Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor System

Company: Pioneer Astronautics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …led the High Performance Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor System (HPPORS) leverages recent progress in high power Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and efficient, visible wavelength photooxidation (PO) catalysts to completely oxidize Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to carbon … more

Improved Combustion Products Monitor for the ISS

Company: Southwest Sciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … out of service. Southwest Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a replacement laser-based analyzer using wavelength modulation spectroscopic absorption. This device would be capable of real-time measurements of the four most important gases of interest (carbon monoxide, … more

High Performance Low Cost Bio-Polymer Building Material From CO2 and Recycled Wastes

Company: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: About 1,700 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) were emitted from 572 coal-fired power plants in 2012 in the U.S. To reduce the CO2 emissions, CO2 capture and sequestration processes need to be implemented. In addition to CO2, these plants produce more than… more

Efficient and Robust Gerotor Compression System for CO2 Capture

Company: Creare Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Carbon dioxide capture systems are currently being considered to mitigate the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration caused by fossil fuel combustion. The costs to implement and operate these systems must be reasonable to minimize economic impacts. In… more