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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. Acrolein Monitor Using Quantum Cascade Laser Infrared Adsorption

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Acrolein (CH2=CHCHO) has been identified by the U.S. Clean Air Act as a hazardous air pollutant because of its adverse health effect, particularly on respiratory systems. There are both anthropogenic and natural sources of acrolein in the environment. Acrolein is produced by combustion sources (e.g. vehicle exhaust, prescribed agricultural burning, cigarette smoke) and industrial sources, includi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Plastic Oil Bottle Recycling

    SBC: CRI Recycling Services, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Various oily wastes are generated while performing vehicle maintenance operations, including used oil drained from the engine, the oil filter, and even oil absorbent the is used to clean up oil that has spilled on the floor. At one time these wastes were placed in landfills. Concerns with oil from these waste migrating into surface and ground water has prompted a number state and federal regulat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Singlet Delta Oxygen Airflow Sterilization for Building Protection

    SBC: DIRECTED ENERGY SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    Direct Energy Solutions proposes to design, fabricate and test a basic prototype decontamination device for building protection from chemical and biological weapons attack and the general enhancement of indoor air quality. The decontamination device generates metastable Singlet Delta Oxygen (SDO), O2 (a1¿), a strong oxidant of biological and chemical pathogens, from direct optical excitation of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. 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: N/A

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

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Biosensor for Field Monitoring of Pesticides in Water

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase II proposal addresses development of a field-portable, amperometric biosensor for monitoring organophosphorus (OP) and carbamate insecticides in water. The miniaturized biosensor will use a modified screen-printed microelectrode with high sensitivity and lowlimit of detection for OP and carbamate pesticides. This biosensor will be selective for OPs and carbamates. The enzyme use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Real-Time Transformer Oil Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sensor

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) remain a significant environmental threat even though manufacturing of PCBs was discontinued 30 years ago. PCBs are toxic amd suspected to carcinogenic to humans and are therefore carefully monitored. Due to the chemical and thermal stability of PCBs in the environment and the continued use of rtansformers containing these chemicals, very specific regulations are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Environmentally Benign Production of Nanoscale Materials

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed sorbents will have potential applications in i) industrial wastewater treatment plants, ii) municipal wastewater treatment plants, iii) nuclear waste treatment plants, iv) drinking water treatment plants, v) several types of existing point-of-use and point-of-entry water purifying systems, and vi) for remediation of various mercury contaminated sites using permeable reactive barrier ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Real-time Reagentless and Arrayed Detector for the Monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in aquatic environments when conditions trigger an increase in the abundance of organisms that produce toxins. The toxins are transferred through the food web where they affect and even kill zooplankton, shellfish, fish, birds, marine mammals, and possibly humans. HABs have been estimated to cost the U.S. economy as much as $50 million per year due to the closure ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Hazardous Waste Management Using a New Sparker Process

    SBC: Phoenix Science & Technology            Topic: N/A

    The opportunity of this proposal is to develop a new ¿Sparker¿ process for treating organic hazardous contaminants in water and liquid waste, including persistent and bioaccumulative and toxic chemical (PBT¿s), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH¿s). Sparker technology also has potential for in-situ treatment of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL¿s) and sludge. Sparkers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Field Rugged, Portable H2O2 Monitor

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR project will support the development of a field-portable instrument for monitoring and controlling hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration during building decontamination after accidental or purposeful exposure to hazardous biological materials. The goal of Phases I through III is to develop a product that enables accurate real-time H2O2 measurements over the concentration range of 1-10, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency

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