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A Personal Nanoparticle Counter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43ES023741-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43ES023741
Amount: $83,883.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIEHS
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
935 Grayson St.
Berkeley, CA 94710-2640
United States
DUNS: 845314962
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (510) 649-9360
Business Contact
Phone: (510) 649-9360
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A Personal Nanoparticle Counter This proposal addresses the need for a rugged, wearable instrument for the precise, real-time monitoring of airborne number concentrations for fine, ultrafine and nanometer-sized particles. Proposed is a new type of laminar-flow water condensation method that detects and counts particles as small as 5 nm in a tippable device. We aim to demonstrate the feasibility of this technology for a portable and potentially wearable device, to measurenanometer and ultrafine particle concentrations with 1-s time resolution. Additionally, we will demonstrate its suitability for long term monitoring when power source is available. Specific aims are: 1) to verify the feasibility of a miniature, water-based condensation particle counter capable of: detecting at least 50% of particles with a diameter of 6 nm; detecting at least 95% of those particles with diameters above 10 nm; measuring particle concentrations from 103 - 106 cm-3; providing 1-sec

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