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  1. Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

    SBC: 525 SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 19g

    With the 4 billion tons of uranium estimated to be dissolved in the earth & apos;s oceans, an essentially unlimited resource is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the selectivity of the adsorbent material, the cost of the material, and the ability of the adsorbent to be re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. Energetic Deposition of Fully Dense, High-Quality Doped-Ceria Coatings for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells


    Fuel cells convert chemical energy in a fuel directly to electrical power. They have several advantages over other energy sources including: highly efficient energy conversion, fuel flexibility, reduced air pollution, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced oil consumption, and expanded use of renewable power. State-of-the-art Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) use lanthanum strontium cobalt iron oxi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Small, lightweight low loss magnetic materials for passive inductors

    SBC: Aegis Technology Inc.            Topic: 08d

    Opportunities exists to use high moment magnetic nanoparticles CoxFe100-x to replace annealing-stabilized high induction -FeCo phase as the primary phase in the currently used soft magnetic materials (e.g. HITPERM). The key to this development is to design advanced nanocomposites containing high moment nanoparticles for small, lightweight passive inductors, by using an innovative cost-effective ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  4. A Compact and portable laser Ultrasound Visualization Tool for Non-destructive Evaluation of Nuclear Reactor Components

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: 19e

    To ensure safe and reliable power production by nuclear power plants, a wide variety of materials and components need to undergo inspections and maintenances at pre-determined intervals. Condition based maintenance is highly desirable because it can potentially avoid unnecessarily costly maintenance actions and associated error induced failures. Consequently, it can help achieve nearly all the mai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Solids Handling System for Biomass Conversion

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 03b

    To produce drop-in biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass materials at prices competitive to fossil fuels requires consistent and reliable solid biomass feeders for pressurized reactors. Experience with coal has not been reliable, and the lower density and more irregular configurations of raw biomass create even more feed problems. Preprocessing to create a more dense and consistent feed can help, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 19a

    Obsolescence, aging, reliability, and performance issues are driving nuclear facilities to replace conventional analog I & amp;C systems with digital technologies. The increased complexity of digital systems, compared to their analog counterparts, has resulted in faults that are often more difficult to detect, classify, and correct. Experience in the nuclear industry has shown that tradition ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 19e

    No method currently exists for detecting intermittent faults in nuclear power plant cable circuits, which include circuit components, connectors, and end devices. Conventional techniques can locate hard faults, such as open or short circuits, but not the intermittent faults that occur occasionally. Furthermore, conventional testing techniques require circuits to be removed from serv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Direct Inversion Wind Power Systems with Control Isolated WBG Thyristors

    SBC: Apiq Semiconductor LLC            Topic: 10b

    The current installation rate of wind turbine generators is on track to meet DOE published goals of 20% wind source of electricity by 2030. As the most economical sites become populated, future installations will rely more heavily on low wind speed on-shore site locations and high wind speed off-shore or deep off-shore site locations. As higher power density evolves from 2.5 MW to 6-10 MW per turb ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Hydrogen Leak Detector for Hydrogen Dispenser

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 06b

    One of the key pieces of hydrogen fueling stations and hydrogen fuel vehicles are dependable detectors that are needed to ensure safe handling and use of hydrogen within transportation infrastructure. Hydrogen is a colorless and odorless gas, and its flame is virtually invisible in daylight. We propose a robust, reliable detector technology based on the tuning fork micro-resonance effect that can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. High Temperature (300 °C) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 08d

    SiC power semiconductors have the capability of greatly outperforming Si-based power devices. Smaller switching and on-state losses coupled with higher voltage blocking capability, and especially its high operating temperature make SiC the ideal semiconductor for high performance, high power density power modules. One major factor limiting the switching speed, and thus power loss of these devices, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy

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