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Development of Lightweight, Recyclable Low Cost, Nonwoven Cloth Duck Material

Company: Nanosyntex Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …with physical properties equivalent to 500D and 1000D Duck cloth. Target is to create a lighter weight material characterized by flame retardant properties with zero melt drip; provide superior water proof and petroleum oil and lubricant resistance; incorporate recycled fibers… more

SBIR Phase I: Terahertz hydration monitoring for paper manufacturing

Company: Farus, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … downtime, reduces efficiency, increases costs, increases scrap levels, and reduces quality to the consumer. Current process control techniques are insufficient and lead to added cost, increased energy use, and a large amount of wasted paper that must be recycled or land… more

A Low Cost Method of Creating Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Animal Manure.

Company: BIOGAS & ELECTRIC, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Biogas & Electric LLCs proposed Phase I research will strive to demonstrate the existing opportunities for resource recovery and recycling at dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Current recovery efforts are limited to energy from biogas… more

Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the selectivity of the adsorbent material, the cost of the material, and the ability of the adsorbent to be recycled.… more

Torrefaction Processing of Human Fecal Waste

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … fecal waste for long duration missions. The current SBIR Phase I proposal will examine an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing system that can be used to sterilize feces and produce a stable, free flowing powder than can be easily stored or recycled, while… more

Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …rization reactor. Low concentrations of paraffin are present in the feedstock (ethane in the case of ethylene feed and propane in the case of propylene feed). The paraffin builds up in the reactor as the olefin is consumed by reaction and reactor effluent is recycled. This… more

Implantable construct for architectural control of re-vascularization of ischemic

Company: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …Initiative Recent Events: On July 6, 2011 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to establish new safeguards for hazardous secondary materialsrecycling with objectives to promote the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of … more

Automated Dynamic Lists for Efficient Electronic Health Record Management

Company: DOTY SCIENTIFIC, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …periments at ~30 K (that consumed liquid heliumat the rate of up to 250 L/day) have shown the potential for the use of low-power solid-state mmw sources and much higher S/N for DNP - if suitable MAS apparatus could be developed, but this will necessitate helium recycling and… more

Growth of a Fungal Biopolymer to Displace Common Synthetic Polymers and Exotic Woods

Company: Ecovative Design LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … plastics are notoriously unsustainable due to fossil fuel-based constituents, the wasteful and energy-intensive manufacturing processes used, and thedifficulty or inability to compost at the end of life. Academic and industrial researchers have investigated recycling… more

Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

Company: Electron Energy Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … magnet manufacturing facility, about 20-30% of the magnetsare wasted as scrap, which is an estimated 1500-2500 tons/year. In the case of Sm-Co magnets, about 15-30% of the raw materials are wasted as scrap at a typical Sm-Co manufacturing site. Therefore, the recycling… 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: … and reduced reverse salt flux compared to conventional membranes. It is more chemically stable, enabling the development of a system that uses a draw solute which can capture carbon dioxide from flue gas. The draw solute can obtain high osmotic pressure and is recyclable… more

Environmentally Conscious Electrochemical Machining for Zero Discharge and Metal Recycling

Company: FARADAY TECHNOLOGY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR addresses the need for a manufacturing method for recovery and recycle of metal removed during electrochemical machining (ECM). Direct current (DC) ECM uses viscous solutions with additives such as fluoride resulting in difficult to control electrolytes,… more

SBIR Phase II: Synergistic Combinations of New Materials&Systems for Scalable Desulfurization of Distributed Biogas Resources

Company: IntraMicron Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes a fundamentally new means for biogas/landfill gas desulfurization that produces negligible waste, allows for sulfur recovery/recycling, and provides annualized operating costs that are fraction of current practice… more

Recovery of Rhenium from Superalloy Scrap

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Recovery and re-use of Rhenium is of critical importance to the superalloy industry due to its limited availability and growing demand. The recycling loop in the superalloy industry is currently far less efficient.The proposal addresses the recovery of Rh

Improved Reaction Mechanisms for Combustion of Jet Fuels in Vitiated Air

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … at combustor conditions. We would work closely with MURI participants to produce a combined model that is valid for a wide range of conditions. This model could also be used in simulations of military diesel engines, particularly engines using exhaust gas recycle (EGR) for… more

Cost Reduction of IMM Solar Cells by Recycling Substrates Using Wet Chemical Etching

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … pristine GaAs surface with its original thickness. All mechanical polishing is eliminated in this proposed work, ensuring a constant substrate thickness through repeated substrate reclaim cycles and also drastically reducing the estimated cost of the recycling process… more

Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-Waste Recycling Stream

Company: National Recovery Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing… more

An Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Reduced Cost of Ceramic Matrix Composite Engine Components

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … application of this material where it could be of substantial benefit to the warfighter. Creare"s innovative Cryogenic Machining approach addresses this need by dramatically increasing processing speed and tool life, and eliminating lubricant capture and recycling… more

A Low-Cost Rare Earth Elements Recovery Technology

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … the potential to meet the entire projected U.S. REE demand over the next decade utilizing a small fraction of the annual production of the domestic raw materials. Our approach is complementary, but far more efficient, than other methods of recovering REE, e.g., recycling… more

Reduced Activation Tungsten for Fusion

Company: Plasma Processes, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … these radiation-induced defects, the mechanical and physical properties of the tungsten will be degraded. In addition, radioactive materials increase the cost of operation due to concerns with occupational exposure, accident conditions, and long-term storage/recycling. … 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: … manufacture of building materials. Compared to petroleum based products, this biopolymer has significant advantages, including substantially lower production costs, direct use of flue gas CO2 without compression, utilization of renewable and recycled materials, a… more

Development of Ceramic Scintillators for High Speed, Ultra-High Resolution X-Ray Imaging Detectors

Company: Xradia Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … metallic foams that have many interesting applications in, for example, automotive industry due to their light weight, high strength and stiffness helping improving fuel efficiency, reducing use of metals to improve cost effectiveness and enabling more efficient recycling that… more

Transformational and Environmentally Efficient Electrochemical and Hydrometallurgy Recovery of Rhenium from Secondary Sources

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this research is to investigate transformational and environmentally efficient electrochemical and hydrometallurgical methods for extraction and recovery of rhenium from recycled superalloys or other rhenium-containing materials. The primary f

SBIR Phase I: Development of Novel Weed and Moisture Control Mat for Tree Protection

Company: Zynnovation LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the feasibility of developing a novel weed control and moisture conservation (WCMC) mat from recycled diapers for tree protection. Disposable diapers are the most disposed household products in United States and… more

SBIR Phase II: Advancing a Novel Low-voltage Electric Arc Method to Oxidize Organic Material in Contaminated Water

Company: Symbios Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …hase II project will support the final development and commercialization of Symbios Technologies plasma treatment system to allow produced water in the oil and gas industry to be effectively treated, thereby allowing its safe discharge to surface waters or recycling to stimulate… more