Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Development of a Reliable, Low-Cost and User-Friendly Spot Test Kit for Leaded Paint and Dust Based on Recent Advances in Bionanotechnology

    SBC: ANDALYZE, INC.            Topic: 05NCERD9

    Lead in household paint and dust is a serious health hazard, as low-level lead exposure can result in a number of adverse health effects, especially in children. Onsite and real-time detection and quantification of lead in paint/dust are very important to homeowners and certified lead-based paint removal professionals. Toward this end, both field-portable equipment (such as X-ray fluorescenc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Quiet Reliable and Compact Fuel Cell Based APU (QRCFC-APU)

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 05NCERB2

    There are more than 480,000 trucks on U.S. roads, and each vehicle produces up to 20 tons CO2, 420 lbs of CO, and 250 lbs of nitrous oxides per year while idling to produce auxiliary power needed for the driver’s comfort.  The overall goal of this project is a Quiet Reliable and Compact Fuel Cell Base Auxiliary Power Unit (QRCFC-APU) to reduce significantly idling emissions. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. A Membrane Preconcentrator for Portable Trace VOC Detectors


    The sensitivity of low-cost, portable volatile organic compound (VOC) detectors currently in use is low, which limits their application in many situations. More sensitive detectors are more expensive and less robust and not suitable for field use. This Phase I project involves the development of a membrane-based preconcentrator able to concentrate trace amounts of VOC contaminants to levels that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Power from Animal Wastes System Gasifier

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 05NCERC5

    Animal wastes are an environmental problem, particularly in feed lot areas where animals are concentrated. If the wastes could be upgraded to a fuel by gasification and then burned in efficient small-scale engines, high-value electric power and process heat could be produced, while mitigating environmental problems. The proposed small-scale power generation concept uses innovative methods to pre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Field Analytical Model for Perchlorate

    SBC: IA, Inc.            Topic: 05NCERD4

    Perchlorate is a widely used component of solid fuel, missile and rocket propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics. It has been shown to reduce iodide uptake into the thyroid gland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found perchlorate contamination in 18 states and believes contamination may exist in as many as 39 states. In early January 2005, the National Academy of Science ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. An Integrated Ventilation, Vapor Compression and Indirect Evaporative Cooling System

    SBC: Davis Energy Group, Inc.            Topic: 05NCERD5

    This Phase I SBIR project addresses environmental problems associated with indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy consumption in residential buildings. As building envelopes increasingly become tight to satisfy energy efficiency requirements, health conditions that are correlated with IAQ, such as asthma and allergic diseases, are on the rise. The most effective strategy to improve IAQ is ventilation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. An Integrated Ecoroof Energy Analysis Model

    SBC: Quantec, L.L.C.            Topic: 05NCERD5

    Vegetated roofs (ecoroofs) offer diverse benefits, including energy savings and stormwater runoff reductions. Installation of ecoroofs in both new and existing buildings has expanded significantly during the past 5 years, with several local jurisdictions providing incentives for their installation and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system offering multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Integration of Biological High throughput Data with a Metabolic Model of a Liver Cell

    SBC: GENOMATICA, INC.            Topic: 05NCERD8

    A large number of potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants in the environment make comprehensive experimental chemical testing cost prohibitive and unrealistic. Methods that can decrease the required experimental work and aid in the streamlining of this process would provide a valuable tool in this area. Computational cellular modeling can provide a significant improvement in linking expo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Ultrasensitive Acrolein Sensor for Environmental Monitoring

    SBC: PICARRO, INC.            Topic: 05NCERB2

    Picarro, Inc., will build a trace gas sensor based on cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS) targeting the acrolein absorption band at 1623 nm for environmental monitoring. Acrolein is a ubiquitous airborne pollutant. Its sources include burning vegetation (e.g., forest fires), waste incinerators, furnaces, fireplace, gasoline- and diesel-engine emissions, power plants, polyethylene ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Balloon Platforms for Remote Sensing of Water Quality in Mixing Zones

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 05NCERD4

    MixZon, Inc., hypothesizes that lightweight infrared (IR) and video cameras mounted on an unmanned tethered helium balloon accessible via a wireless network can remotely sense water quality at site scales. MixZon will demonstrate the technical feasibility of a ground-based network to monitor and control balloon-mounted, IP-enabled wireless IR and video cameras for measurement of the spatial distri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
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