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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. Biosensor for Field Monitoring of Pesticides in Water


    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
  2. Process-intensified Low-Cost Biodiesel Production using Meat Rendering Waste, Greases, and Food Wastes

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

    Biodiesel is a fuel that is made by processing vegetable oil or animal fats into a liquid fuel that can be combusted in a standard, unmodified diesel engine. The use of biodiesel reduces CO2 emissions by over 80% compared to petroleum and it reduces our dependence on foreign oil while promoting economic opportunities in rural America. When biodiesel is made from low-cost waste oils or fats the e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Sorbents for Desulfurization of Gasoline Blends

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

    Conventionally, deep desulfurization in a refinery is accomplished by a multi-stage process including, hydrodesulfuriztion (HDS) over CoMo/Al2O3 and NiMo/ Al2O3 catalysts and subsequent removal of the H2S. However, the HDS process is not suited well to produce ultra clean (essentially sulfur free) transportation fuels. At the severe reaction conditions required for deep desulfurization, the olef ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Improved Sorbent for Removing Mercury from Hazardous Waste Incinerators

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

    TDA Research, Inc., (TDA) is developing a novel non-carbon sorbent to control mercury emissions from flue gas from hazardous waste incinerators and coal-fired power plants. The sorbent could be easily injected into the flue gas and could be recovered in the Particulate Control Device (PCD) along with the fly ash, minimizing capital investment. Unlike the carbon materials used to date, our sorben ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Sustainable Polymeric Nanocomposites

    SBC: PolyNew, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Petroleum is finite and as world economies develop it will be increasingly expensive. Consequently, crude oils containing contaminants including mercury and sulfur will be processed. The resulting extensive pollution along with concerns over climate change make it highly desirable to find alternative sources of plastics as a means of pollution prevention. Plastic water bottles in California are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Singlet Delta Oxygen Airflow Sterilization for Building Protection


    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
  7. Real-Time Transformer Oil Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sensor


    Polychlorinate biphenyls (PCBs) remain a significant environmental threat even though manufacturing of PCBs was discontinued 30 years ago. Due to the chemical and thermal stability of PCBs in the environment and the continued use of transformers containing these chemicals, very specific regulations are in place which require quantification of PCBs in all transformer oil. The Toxic Substance Cont ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Pipeline-Quality Methane from Anaeronbic Digestion Streams

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: I

    Large farms and feedlot operations produce large quantities of manure in a small area. Anaerobic digester units capable of producing pipeline quality methane installed at each farm or dairy could be instrumental in eliminating the difficulties associated with the transport of manure off site. If consumed properly, use of manure-derived fuels can also protect against environmental problems such as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Coating

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 14NCER3B

    Polyurethanes are now made by reacting two components, one of which has toxic isocyanate groups. Isocyanates are especially hazardous to workers that spray-apply polyurethane paints. Researchers have developed less hazardous ways to make polyurethane, but they have poor performance, cure too slowly or are too expensive. In this project, TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) will develop new non-isocyanate two- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Cost-effective Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Based Monitoring Technologies to Improve the Performance and Reliability of Small Drinking Water Systems


    Small drinking water systems consistently provide safe, reliable drinking water to their customers; however challenges of such systems include; lack of financial resources, aging infrastructure, lack of scale, and technical/logistical challenges associated with regulation compliance. The deployment ofnew cost-effective monitoring technologies hold opportunities to substantially advance infrastruct ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency

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