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  1. Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Resins for One-Component, Ambient-Cure Coatings

    SBC: RENUVIX LLC            Topic: 15-NCER-04

    The Phase I project showed that novel urethane-functional (NUF) resins could be produced that were free of isocyanates and very useful for one-component, ambient-cured (OCAC) coatings. Resins for OCAC coatings, which are expected to be valued at $5.7 billion by 2019, are used to produce a variety of coatings including oil-based paints, wood stains, varnishes, and aerosol paints._x000D_ Phase I re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. High-Efficiency Nutrient Removal and Recovery for Achieving Low Regulatory Limits

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 15-NCER-05

    Discharging nutrients such as phosphorus and ammonia to surface waters can have far reaching health and environmental impacts, including the formation of toxic algae blooms, eutrophication, and loss of water_x000D_ quality. The wastewater industry has a significant need for high-efficiency nutrient removal technologies. However, current nutrient removal treatment technologies can be costly and in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Economic recovery and reuse of nutrients from wastewater

    SBC: XPLOSAFE, LLC            Topic: 15-NCER-05

    Nutrient pollution caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the water is a costly and challenging environmental problem with widespread negative health and ecological effects. During Phase I XploSafe successfully confirmed the technical feasibility of using its proprietary low-cost biodegradable sorbents to passively adsorb target nutrient ions (ammonium, nitrate, urea, and phosphate) from prim ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Encapsulation of Biological Contaminants in Transportation Systems

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 15-NCER-07

    TIAX has developed a technology to meet EPA and homeland security needs for bio-agent decontamination in railway cars and other situations. It provides simultaneous encapsulation and killing of biological contaminants with the added capability for decontamination of chemical and radiological hazards. Current technologies are labor-intensive involving separate steps for site preparation, decontamin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small homes- Integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation

    SBC: ASAT, INC.            Topic: 15-NCER-02

    _x000D_Currently available biomass heating/cooking stoves in Asia and in the USA do not efficiently cook food or heat houses while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution, resulting in respiratory illnesses and premature death. ASAT specializes in the development and manufacturing of clean burning biomass stoves. In SBIR Phase I, ASAT developed a low emission, fuel efficient Integrated Heat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Inexpensive Formaldehyde Sensor for Indoor Air Quality Application

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 16-NCER-1A

    Formaldehyde is a reactive and flammable aldehyde which is well known as one of the harmful volatile organic compounds. A_x000D_ combination of respiratory disease, allergic dermatitis and other ailments so called Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is associated with chronic exposure to formaldehyde. Therefore, monitoring for formaldehyde is important in residential buildings. In this Phase I_x000D_ dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Inexpensive Colorimetric Sensor for Formaldehyde

    SBC: ISENSE, LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-1A

    This Phase I proposal describes the development an inexpensive, portable optical sensor to monitor indoor formaldehyde levels. The proposed instrument will be capable of detecting 0.05-5 ppm levels of formaldehyde in the presence of common interferents. Formaldehyde is used in manufacturing and is present in many building materials. There are significant health risks associated with even low level ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Zero Power Electrochemical Formaldehyde Sensor with Novel Catalyst for Indoor Air Quality

    SBC: SPEC Sensors, LLC            Topic: 16-NCER-1A

    The EPA has announced the need for a low cost Formaldehyde Sensor to reduce exposure to CH2O in the home. SPEC Sensors, LLC. specializes in sensor development, and production, and is focused on bringing air quality monitoring for safety and health into every home._x000D_ SPEC Sensors has developed a low-power amperometric gas sensor fabricated using modern screen printed electronics strategies. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Indoor Formaldehyde Detection by a Low-Cost Chemical Sensor Based on Organic Nanofibers

    SBC: Vaporsens, Inc.            Topic: 16-NCER-1A

    Need: Formaldehyde comes from a number of indoor sources and is carcinogenic. Vaporsens is offering a sensor capable of detecting formaldehyde at low concentrations (50 ppb) at an affordable price point (~$100)._x000D_ _x000D_ Technical Feasibility: Vaporsens organic nanofiber have been developed for a number of applications, including detecting explosives, narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Low-cost colorimetric sensor for methane emission monitoring

    SBC: BioInspira, Inc            Topic: 16-NCER-1B

    On-site, timely and accurate identification of fugitive emissions is an important step toward leak mitigation controls and strategies; however, no technology today is able to fill the sweet spot to provide the sensitivity, cost, and portability that the gas industry is in dire need of. BioInspira has developed arrays of color thin film that has been modified to bind to different components of natu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency

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