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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. Replacements for PVC and PE Water Pipes

    SBC: MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES CORP.            Topic: 17NCER1C

    METSS proposes to design a novel polymer system based on polypropylene with covalently attached antioxidants to mitigate issues with chemical permeation and water quality with current waterpipe materials. Polypropylene was selected as it has inherently good physical properties and low permeability that will limit chemical migration from the outside, addressing one critical factor impacting water q ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Decontamination of Category A Viruses on Porous Surfaces and Sensitive Equipment

    SBC: MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES CORP.            Topic: 17NCER4A

    METSS will demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing two separate technologies, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) and Hot Air Decontamination (HAD; high temperature/low humidity) as on-site decontamination processes for treating_x000D_ Category A virus contaminated items including porous materials (e.g., upholstery, bedding, fabric, carpet, unpainted wood); sensitive equipment; and potentially reusable mater ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Inexpensive Formaldehyde Sensors for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Applications

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER1A

    Recognizing the need to monitor formaldehyde gas in residential and industrial buildings,_x000D_ Giner, Inc. (Giner) will continue the successful work started in Phase I and will develop,_x000D_ fabricate and demonstrate a formaldehyde gas monitor that is capable of continuously_x000D_ measuring formaldehyde in the range of 0-2000 parts per billion (ppb) with a resolution of 10 ppb. The wireless c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Encapsulation of Biological Contaminants in Transportation Systems

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 15NCER07

    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. Inexpensive Formaldehyde Sensor for Indoor Air Quality Application

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER1A

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

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 16NCER1B

    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
  7. Nanostructured Carbon Based Capacitive Desalination

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 16NCER4A

    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
  8. Lab-on-a-chip sensors for organic pollutants in homes

    SBC: Prometheus SenTech LLC            Topic: 15NCER01

    Exposure to hazardous organic compounds (OCs) in the indoor environment can cause serious health issues. There are no commercially available devices for inexpensive autonomous continuous monitoring of OCs that generates actionable data (identification and quantification of the compound) that can be used for reducing the health risks associated with OC exposure. The proposed sensor technology has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Electrochemical Nutrient Extraction from Digestate

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 15NCER05

    The proposed technology addresses the need for mitigation of the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment via recovery of phosphorus and nitrogen. Concentrated animal feeding operations create significant amounts of waste in the form of manure digestate; disposal at a cost of $1.6B. Microbial electrolysis cells have been explored as a chemical free, energy efficient method of extracting nu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Encapsulation of Biological Contaminants in Transportation Systems

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 15NCER07

    TIAX has developed a technology that meets the EPA' s need for decontamination of biological material in railway and subway cars. It provides simultaneous encapsulation and killing of biological contaminants with the added capability for decontamination of chemical and radiological hazards. Current technologies are manpower intensive involving separate steps for site preparation; decontamination; ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency

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