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  1. Early Detection of Spoilage in Stored Grain

    SBC: BinTech, LLLP            Topic: N/A

    Millions of dollars are lost worldwide due to insect and fungi caused spoilage in stored grain. We propose to develop new technology for early detection that takes advantage of the fact that small amounts of spoilage cause significant increases in CO2 concentration throughout the grain mass and storage structure. The new sensor will be designed for placement in stored grain structures to continuou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  2. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations


    This Phase II program will produce a sensitive, reliable and cost-effective monitor for ammonia emissions in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs have become a major form of animal production. There is increased concern over emissions from confinements houses and health effects on workers and animals. The CAFO industry needs reliable monitoring solutions to support manure management a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  3. Process For Converting the Low Value Glycerol Co-Product from Biodiesel Production Into High Value Polyglycerol

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting glycerol (the by-product of biodiesel production) into a higher value product, polyglycerols. Polyglycerols are non-toxic and can be used as environmentally friendly plasticizers in biodegradable plastics, and also in lubricants or as additives in food and cosmetics. Biodiesel production processes generate about 9% glycerol by vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. Reducing the Impact of Bovine Mastitis with a Novel Modified Chitosan Administered at Dry Off

    SBC: SLI, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Mastitis results in approximately a $200 per cow economic loss in the United State dairy industry. Mastitis is almost always caused by bacteria entering the mammary gland via the teat canal. Contagious pathogens are transmitted from cow to cow during milking. Environmental pathogens, as the name indicates, are present in the environment and usually enter the udder through the teat canal through th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. Comparison between species-selective rodenticides to determine superior performance in rat control, absence of nontarget risk, and...

    SBC: Staron, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The ubiquitous rat (Rattus sp.) is considered to be the most destructive mammalian species in the world. The economic impact directly associated with rats includes damage to agricultural crops and stored grains estimated at 20 billion annually in the United States alone (Danoff-Burg 2002). Rats also carry a variety of serious diseases that cause health problems for the entire community, especiall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  6. Reducing in-transit losses in swine by modification of electrolyte balance prior to transportation

    SBC: Anderson Associates LLC            Topic: N/A

    Over the past 15 years the incidence of in-transit losses in swine during transportation to slaughter has tripled. These losses (non-ambulatory and dead animals) are associated with the rapid accumulation of lactic acid in blood and the development of metabolic acidosis in transport-stressed swine. Modification of dietary electrolyte balance prior to handling in a laboratory trial significantly re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. ATLAS: An Accessible Testing and Assessment System for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Facilitate Inclusion and Access to the General Curriculum


    Develops and evaluates the Accessible Testing Learning and Assessment System (ATLAS), a testing and assessment system which can be used by teachers and evaluators to create independently accessible, self-paced tests and evaluations for students and adults with intellectual disabilities

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  8. Development and Evaluation of Geo Talk: A GF Supported Portable Speech Output Device for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    Demonstrates the technical merit and feabisibility of Geo Talk approach for providing indepndent access to speech output functionality for individuals with intellectual disabilities with speech impairments

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  9. Visual Media Literacy System Enabling Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Independently Access Electronic Media for Learning and Recreation


    Develops and tests the Visual Media Literacy System, an accessible software system with a simplifed, picture-based interface design used for accessing electronic media resources on a standard desktop and/or portable palmtop computer

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  10. Web-Voyager: An Accessible Dynamic Desktop for Enhancing Access to Personalized Web Content and Web-Based Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


    Investigates the utility of Web-Voyagaer as an online, dynamically driven information and service management program, specifically designed to deliver personalized content from the Internet to individuals with intellectual disabilities thereby fostering self-determination and independence.

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education

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