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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Phytoremediation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) via phytoextraction

    SBC: NUTTER & ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 17NCER3A

    NAI has a strategy to identify plant species best suited for proof-of-concept testing for phytoremediation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) via phytoextraction. Phytoextraction refers to the uptake and translocation of contaminants in the soil by plant roots into the aboveground portions of plants. Once the phytoextraction concepts are proven at the bench-scale (Phase I) and followed with succe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. A Green Rooftop System for Commercial Buildings with Superior Energy Efficiency

    SBC: XIMAX Technologies Corporation Ltd            Topic: 17NCER6B

    This proposed project will develop a highly modularized green rooftop system that is not only longlasting but also assemble-able/disassemble-able. At roofs' end-of-life, it can be disassembled and_x000D_ 100% recycled. At buildings' end-of-life, if the roof still has enough useable life, it can be disassembled and reused elsewhere. Major environmental benefits of this technology are 1) nothing fro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Innovative Water Desalination System for Small Communities

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER4A

    In many parts of the country groundwater withdrawals exceed recharge rates and this has caused groundwater-level declines, reductions to the volume of groundwater in storage, lower streamflow and lake levels. Development of brackish groundwater and seawater as an alternative water sources can_x000D_ help address concerns about the future availability of water. Thus, there is a need for a technolog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. In-Situ Applied Omniphobic Coatings for Water Pipeline Repair and Retrofitting

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER4B

    Many pipelines within America’s infrastructure are in dire need of repair, due to structural damage caused by corrosion, or the threat of heavy metal leaching from lead and copper pipes. However, full pipe replacement is expensive and disruptive, while existing polymer liners and sleeve inserts can only_x000D_ be applied in specific cases and have difficulty bonding to worn and contaminated surf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Cost-effective Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Based Monitoring Technologies to Improve the Performance and Reliability of Small Drinking Water Systems

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 14NCER4B

    Small drinking water systems consistently provide safe, reliable drinking water to their customers; however challenges of such systems include; lack of financial resources, aging infrastructure, lack of scale, and technical/logistical challenges associated with regulation compliance. The deployment ofnew cost-effective monitoring technologies hold opportunities to substantially advance infrastruct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Coating

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 14NCER3B

    Polyurethanes are now made by reacting two components, one of which has toxic isocyanate groups. Isocyanates are especially hazardous to workers that spray-apply polyurethane paints. Researchers have developed less hazardous ways to make polyurethane, but they have poor performance, cure too slowly or are too expensive. In this project, TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) will develop new non-isocyanate two- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Microchip Analytical System for Inexpensive, Real-Time Aerosol Chemical Speciation

    SBC: MicroChemica            Topic: 14NCER1B

    Atmospheric aerosols, also known as particulate matter (PM), play important roles in weather, climate and human health. Aerosol number, size and chemistry can all exhibit high degrees of spatial and temporal variability, thereby increasing the need for highly time-resolved analyses obtained over extensive time periods (weeks to years). Instrumentation for monitoring the physical characteristics of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Icosyanate-Free Polyurethane Coatings

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 14NCER3B

    Polyurethanes (PUs) are made by reacting two components, one of which has two or more hydroxyl (OH) groups (diol or polyol) while the second has two or more isocyanate (NCO) groups. Unfortunately, not only is the isocyanate component a powerful irritant, but sensitized subjects can suffer severe asthma attacks and even death when exposed to trace quantities that are well below permissible exposure ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Cost-effective Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Based Monitoring Technologies to Improve the Performance and Reliability of Small Drinking Water Systems

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 14NCER4B

    Small drinking water systems consistently provide safe, reliable drinking water to their customers. However, challenges of such systems include lack of financial resources, aging infrastructure, cost of scale, and technical/logistical challenges associated with regulation compliance. The deployment of new cost-effective monitoring technologies, such as improved, low cost, in-line, in situ, and rem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Developmental Neurotox Assay using Scalable Neurons and Astrocytes in High Content Imaging

    SBC: Aruna Biomedical, Inc.            Topic: B

    There is unmet need for rapid, cost effective in vitro methods to identify chemicals that pose a hazard to the human brain. A number of in vitro assays utilizing primary cells have been tested in an effort to devise effective models to prioritize chemicals for further in depth toxicity studies. However, isolation of primary human neural tissue is cost and labor intensive, and cannot be produced in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Environmental Protection Agency

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