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  1. An Inexpensive Hand-Held Monitor for Measuring Fugitive Methane Emissions

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-1B

    Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted after carbon dioxide, however, on a pound-to-pound comparison methane has a 25 times greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Accordingly, the 2014 Climate Action Plan signed by President Obama has directed agencies including the USDA, DOE, and EPA to reduce methane emissions. A significant effort in th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Novel Hempstead Oil-Based Bio-epoxy for the Manufacturing of Sporting Goods

    SBC: Zila Works LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-2A

    Epoxy resins are typically created using bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting chemical. In addition, over 90% of plastics are derived from virgin fossil feedstocks, equivalent to ~ 6% of global oil consumption. This project proposes to develop an innovative bio-epoxy resin based on the fatty acids of hempseed oil. This approach is to dismantle (by hydrolysis) the triglyceride structure and r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. A Green and Unique Thermosetting-Thermoplastic Polycarbonate

    SBC: INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-2B

    Of the 300 million tons of plastic produced per year most will take over 100 years to biodegrade. Though there is a growing ability to recycle thermoplastic, there is a 3.7% annual growth in the 50 million tons of thermoset plastic which can't be recycled. _x000D_ _x000D_ This project will develop a completely sustainable aliphatic polycarbonate plastic that is uniquely a recyclable thermoset resi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Innovative Water Desalination System for Small Communities

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 16-NCER-4A

    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
  5. Nanostructured Carbon Based Capacitive Desalination

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-4A

    Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a robust, energy efficient, and cost effective technology for water desalination. In collaboration with Dr. Satish Kumar and Dr. Costas Tsouris at Georgia Tech, we are developing nanostructured carbon material for effective and economical water and wastewater desalination. Our new approach for CDI is enabled by (1) synthesis of nanostructured high surface area acti ...

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

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 16-NCER-4B

    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
  7. Zero-Emission Reconstituted Wood Panels for Building Interiors

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 16-NCER-6A

    Organic resin-bonded reconstituted wood products, including oriented strandboard (OSB) and medium density fiberboard (MDF), are major sources of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released to the building interior, that are harmful to human health. The main thrust of this project is to significantly reduce the release of VOCs by replacing organic resins with inorganic polymer binders in reconst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A Simple Lead Test for Drinking Water Safety

    SBC: KWJ Engineering Incorporated            Topic: 16-NCER-4C

    The goal of this program is to demonstrate a simple, low cost home test for lead ion, Pb(II), in drinking water. The US is faced with a deteriorating water service system used by many millions of people. This condition poses a serious public health threat, as illustrated recently by the Flint water crisis, but the problem is widespread and expected to grow. A simple, yet reliable test is needed th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Growth and Fungal Resin Generation for Manufacturing Novel, Formaldehyde-Free Wood Particleboard

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-6A

    Engineered wood represents a $8.SB market in the United States annually. Resins instituted in the production of traditional engineered wood products (formaldehyde) have recently come under substantial scrutiny due to detrimental human heath effects. Ecovative is developing a drop-in replacement for engineered wood resins that is economically competitive and intrinsically safe. The mResin TM system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water

    SBC: NanoSafe Inc.            Topic: 16-NCER-4C

    As recent crises in Flint, Michigan and Washington D.C. have demonstrated, elevated lead levels (ELL’s) can very suddenly and unexpectedly be introduced to water supplies through seemingly unrelated water system alterations. Ingestion of even trace amounts of lead can have detrimental permanent health effects, especially in children; the public is rightly concerned about lead content in the wate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency

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