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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 April, 2020.

  1. Novel Lignin-Based Magnetite Nanocomposites for Removal of Phosphate from Contaminated Waters

    SBC: SYNANOMET, LLC            Topic: B

    Phosphorus (P) remediation is an extremely difficult and costly environmental problem and could cost $44.5 billion dollars for treatment using conventional water treatment plants to meet EPA requirements. Phosphorous runoff can lead to“dead zones” due to eutrophication and can also cause hypoxia, leading to death of aquatic life that thrive in an oxygen-rich environment. None commercial prod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Novel Lignin-Based Magnetite Nanocomposites for Removal of Phosphate from Contaminated Waters

    SBC: SYNANOMET, LLC            Topic: B

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will explore the synthesis and use of novel lignin-derived carbon-magnetite nanocomposites for removal of aqueous phosphate– a run off pollutant from agricultural farms that leads to eutrophication of lakes and other water reservoirs. The intellectual property related to nanocomposite synthesis (and associated applications) is exclu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Highly Bright, Heavy Metal-Free, and Stable Doped Semiconductor Nano-Phosphors for Economical Solid State Lighting Alternatives

    SBC: NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES            Topic: 07NCERP1

    There is growing concern about how to limit the release of mercury into the environment. One significant source of mercury is found in fluorescent lamps. Recently, however, compact fluorescent lamps have been heavily promoted in order to conserve electrical energy. While it is true that switching to energy efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Highly Bright, Heavy Metal-Free, and Stable Doped Semiconductor Nanophosphors for Economical Solid State Lighting Alternatives

    SBC: NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES            Topic: 06NCERA1

    At present, the most economically efficient lighting technologies rely on discharge emission from mercury vapors. Mercury, however, is extremely toxic and has the potential to accumulate in the human body over time. The alarming increase in mercury levels in our soils, sediments, and waters is driving the push to find economically viable alternative lighting sources that do not contain mercury. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. A Hybrid Pathogen Detection System

    SBC: VEGRANDIS, LLC            Topic: 05NCERP1

    Cryptosporidium is a resilient waterborne protozoan pathogen that causes gastrointestinal disease and is one of five major causes for 5 million deaths each year worldwide. Recently, a Cryptosporidium outbreak sickened more than 1,700 people, mostly children and teenagers, in New York. Cryptosporidium oocysts are of particular interest in the water industry because the infectious dose is low (1 to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Biomimetic Nanostructured Coating for Dry Machining

    SBC: NanoMech, Inc.            Topic: 04NCERP1

    The goal of this research project is to develop an innovative nanostructured coating, with a unique integration of hard phases and lubrication phases, for dry machining of austenite steels for the automotive and aerospace industries. This novel coating will be synthesized using a combination of electrostatic spray coating, chemical vapor infiltration, and plasma etching. Unique biomime ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. A Hybrid Pathogen Detection System

    SBC: VEGRANDIS, LLC            Topic: 04NCERC1

    Cryptosporidium parvum, a protozoan parasite that invades the gastrointestinal system, is a serious threat to the Nation's water supply. Assays for pathogen using self-contained microelectrochemical detection are desirable because precise detection can be performed with simple instrumentation on colored and turbid samples, minimizing pretreatment procedures. In addition, electrochemical detectio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A Nanocrystal Biosensor Array for Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Waterborne Pathogens

    SBC: NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES            Topic: 04NCERC1

    The goal of this research project is to develop a new generation of sensitive, rapid, portable, robust, and inexpensive biosensors for the simultaneous detection of multiple waterborne pathogens in water products and the environment. Specifically, Nanomaterials & Nanofabrication Laboratories will develop new biomarkers by conjugating the various color nanocrystals onto the monoclonal antibodie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Biomimetic Nanostructured Coating for Dry Machining

    SBC: NanoMech, Inc.            Topic: C3NCERA1

    The goal of this Phase I research project is to develop a novel adaptive nanostructured coating for cutting tools optimized for dry machining applications. Dry machining eliminates the use of metalworking fluid. Today, it is estimated that more than 100 million gallons of metalworking fluid are used each year in the United States. Some of the fluids in use are oil-based, but even the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. High efficiency Biofilter for Styrene Removal from Indoor Air

    SBC: Bioengineering Resources, Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1996 Environmental Protection Agency

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