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The NODE biosensor: real-time contaminant detection in stormwater

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HERD19C0025
Agency Tracking Number: B184A-0003
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 18-NCER-4A
Solicitation Number: 68HE0D18R0010
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-31
Small Business Information
1129 Key Route Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94706
United States
DUNS: 073536185
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Megan Altizer
 Principle Investigator
 (480) 269-0618
Business Contact
 Timothy Vogel
Title: Enoveo USA Owner
Phone: () -
Research Institution

Stormwater management is a growing challenge across the country. Water quality standards are becoming increasingly strict as new regulations are developed at the state level. Meanwhile, changing land use and greater urbanization make meeting these standards even more difficult. Currently, stormwater samples are collected in the field and analyzed in the lab, a process which is time-consuming, costly, and provides poor data resolution. Enoveo USA’s biosensor, NODE, offers real-time, online, continuous monitoring of stormwater quality, allowing closer observation of water quality in a less labor-intensive, more efficient, and sustainable
manner. NODE has been piloted in wastewater and groundwater applications, and this Phase I grant will allow Enoveo USA to further
develop our current design for stormwater applications and validate it in a real environment. Enoveo USA is working with industrial partners who believe that this technology will greatly benefit their clients. With an estimated half a million permittees required to meet regulatory standards in this area, the market for NODE is significant. The results from this Phase I research will allow NODE to be customized to meet each user’s unique monitoring needs; with the myriad of regulations which vary for every water district, NODE is a tool everyone can use.

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