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  1. MEMS Biosensor for In Situ Drinking Water Analysis

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: N/A

    The occurrence of causative agents such as Cryptosporidium parvum and other pathogens in water supplies presents a critical issue. Transmitted through water and animals, these organisms provide a reservoir of infection, which results in the excretion of the environmentally stable cysts or oocysts that are impervious to inactivation by many drinking water disinfectants. Cryptosporidium infections a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Polymer-Based Competitive Flow Sensor Detects Contaminants in the Field

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    This Phase II project addresses the development of technology that would provide field-based quantitative detection of a wide range of environmental contaminants through the use of molecularly imprinted polymers and fluorescence detection. The proposed method would complement immunological methods of analysis that have been adapted to contaminants such as herbicides and pesticides. The well-docume ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Sample Conditioning System for Real-Time Mercury Analysis

    SBC: Apogee Scientific, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Mercury from combustion sources is a major concern to the nation's air quality. In December 2000, EPA announced that it would regulate mercury emissions from coal-fired boilers under Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. EPA plans to issue final regulations by December 2004, and is expected to require compliance by December 2007. The Department of Energy estimates that control of merc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Removal of Mercury and other Heavy Metals of Industrial and Contaminated Site Waste Waters by Organic Chelation, Coprecipitation and High Efficiency Particulate Removal

    SBC: Frontier Geosciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The effluents of many industrial processes, as well as surface water and groundwater from historically polluted sites, often contain unacceptably high levels of Hg and other toxic trace metals. Although inorganic Hg itself is not bioaccumulative, it is readily converted to methyl mercury in the ambient environment, and so should be removed before discharge. The U.S. EPA has identified mercury-cont ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. A New Microfludic System for the Determination of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Water

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cryptosporidium, originating from contamination of public drinking water supplies, ponds, rivers, or swimming pools, have cause large-scale and deadly outbreaks, which became a major cause of waterborne infectious diseases. Since 1991, the percent of outbreaks attributable to Cryptosporidium has doubled, and in the 1993-1994 period, 17 percent of all outbreaks were caused by Cryptosporidium. In 19 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. A Novel Method for Converting a Negative Value Waste Into a Commodity Chemical

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    It is estimated that there are approximately 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States and this is in addition to the 800 million scrap tires that reside in landfills and tire dumps throughout the country. About 180 million are recycled, and the remaining 120 million scrap tires are discarded (legally or illegally) in landfills or tire dumps. Current tire reuse technologies offer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Sensor Fusion for Contaminant Detection and Removal from Plastic Recycle Streams

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    Post-consumer plastics have become a tremendous burden upon our waste disposal system. Although plastics constitute only about 9 percent by weight of municipal solid waste, they occupy approximately one-fourth the volume of the waste stream. The U.S. EPA recommends recycling of plastics as the best solution to the problem. However, contamination of plastics within the recycle stream by foreign mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Innovative Ultraviolet Light Source for Disinfection of Drinking Water

    SBC: Phoenix Science & Technology            Topic: N/A

    New regulations for drinking water treatment are leading to alternatives to chlorine disinfection. As a result, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfection is growing rapidly. The disinfection capability of commercial UV systems is limited by available mercury lamp technology. Phoenix Science & Technology's innovative Surface Discharge (SD) UV lamp is a promising candidate to both improve t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. A Low-Cost, High-Temperature Mercury Sorbent for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    SBC: Sorbent Technologies Corp            Topic: N/A

    The results of the Phase I project increase the likelihood that the project's new technology will make a major contribution to a healthier world environment. First, the U.S. EPA is introducing mercury-control standards on power plants requiring significant emission reductions from over 1,000 utility coal-fired boilers. A regulatory timetable has now been set, which will lead to the installation of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Drift Mitigation by Optimization of Wingtip Modification

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase II project will confirm the drift reduction potential of the wingtip-mounted device developed in Phase I, through fabrication, installation on an agricultural aircraft, and field testing of the optimized design. Off-target drift of pesticides and herbicides during aerial spray applications remains a major source of environmental concern, due to its potential human health impacts, d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency

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