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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 June, 2020.

  1. Hand-Held Sensor for Remotely Mapping Carbon Dioxide Pollution Sources

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act. The ruling allows the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions. Such regulation will entail monitoring a wide variety of pollution sources including automobile exhaust systems, industrial emission sources, and carbon sequestration sites. With presently available technologies, EPA personnel will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Electricity Generation from Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment in Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC)

    SBC: FUSS & O'NEILL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Municipal Wastewater treatment plants represent a huge energy sink in the United States. Estimates are that these plants consume up to 3% of the total amount of power consumed annually. Ironically, the wastewater is concentrated with materials (carbohydrates) which inherently are high energy compounds. Novel research with Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology has demonstrated an ability to extra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Electricity Generation From Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment in Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs)

    SBC: FUSS & O'NEILL, INC.            Topic: 08NCERE1

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants represent a huge energy ‘sink’ in the United States. Estimates are that these plants consume up to 3 percent of the total amount of power consumed annually. Ironically, the wastewater is concentrated with materials (carbohydrates) which inherently are high energy compounds. Novel research with Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology has demonstrated an abi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Hand-held sensor for remotely mapping carbon dioxide pollution sources

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: 08NCERF1

    In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act.  The ruling allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate CO2 emissions.  Such regulation will entail monitoring a wide variety of pollution sources including automobile exhaust systems, industrial emission sources, and carbon sequestration sites.  With prese ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Cryptosporidium Detection System

    SBC: CIENCIA INC            Topic: N/A

    The Phase I objective is to develop a compact, low-cost, easy-to-use system for the rapid detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts. Two key innovations provide the foundation for Ciencia, Inc.'s system: (1) a dielectrophoretic field-flow-fractionation method to replace current filtering and centrifugation methods to concentrate the sample and remove nontarget organisms or nonbiological debris, and (2) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. MTBE Removal from Drinking Water

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The 1990 Federal Clean Air Act mandated the incorporation of oxygenates into gasoline in ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment areas. Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is the oxygenate of choice due to economic and supply considerations. Despite federal and state programs to improve handling of gasoline and other fuels in pipelines, underground and above-ground storage tanks, and other transpor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. High Lubricity Coatings for High Pressure Fuel Pumps

    SBC: INFRAMAT CORP            Topic: N/A

    Direct-injection (DI) fuel pumps operate on petroleum-based hydrocarbons that have inherent lubricating properties. DI fuel pumps that inject clean-burning liquid fuels with no lubricating properties (such as methanol or dimethyl ether) induce a major wear problem at the interface of the plunger and cylinder wall. Addition of a sacrificial liquid lubricant to reduce this wear would defeat the obje ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Innovative Sonic Technology for Ex-Situ Treatment of Mercury Contaminated Waste

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    A novel combination of technologies is proposed by Montec Research to improve ex situ mercury remediation. The combination of acoustic agitation, iodine leaching chemistry, and real-time management of leach oxidation potential will allow mercury to be extracted economically from soils, sediments, and debris. Additional residue-washing steps are proposed to help residues pass the Universal Treatmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Metals Recycling from Waste Sludges by Ammoniacal Leaching Followed by Solvent Extraction

    SBC: Mse Technology Applications, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of applying recently developed enhanced ammoniacal leaching techniques and solvent extraction reagents to recycle nickel, copper, cobalt, zinc, and cadmium from hydroxide sludges such as those produced by electroplating shops, metal finishers, treatment of acid mine drainage, and industrial wastewater in general. Electroplating sludges, class ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. An Electroanalytical Alumina Sensor for Use in Aluminum Production

    SBC: Oxley Research, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Improved control of dissolved alumina concentration in the molten cryolite of Hall-Heroult cells is an important need in the aluminum smelting industry. A major incentive is avoiding "anode effect" that occurs when the cryolite bath's alumina content becomes too low (e.g., less than 2.2 w/o) to support normal electrolysis. Anode effect reflects production and accumulation of perfluorocarbons at th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
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