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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Commercial Kitchens

    SBC: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from commercial cooking establishments are a subject of increasing concern around the globe. Although increased awareness of the health hazards of respirable particulates and VOCs has prompted the development of new technologies to reduce emissions from restaurants, current technologies do not remove all hazardous air pollutants ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Development of Micronized Polyurethaneas as a Comprehensive Resin for Green Buiding Materials

    SBC: Mobius Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    More than 10 million tons of polyurethane (PU) foams are manufactured globally each year, and as much as 20% of that production is unsellable scrap. Combining that manufacturing scrap with end-of-life recycling or disposal of PU foam, every year there is a tremendous waste of material that was made with a large investment of energy and still contains some very useful chemical functionality. Mobi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Quantum Dot/Aptamer Real-Time Flow Sensor

    SBC: Smart Polymers Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The Phase II project will be dedicated to the design, creation and full-scale testing of a functional multi­-specific sensor prototype for real-time environmental water monitoring. The sensor will be miniature, portable, robust, easy-to-use and completely field-deployable. The utilized competitive displacement detection scheme guarantees high specificity as was shown in Phase I, while bright fluo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Handheld System for Detection of TCE and PCE

    SBC: DEFIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Defiant Technologies builds and markets chemical detectors and it is developing a portable system to measure trace amounts of perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) in ground water. This GC-based system will provide onsite results and reduce the need for time consuming and costly laboratory tests. In Phase I, Defiant demonstrated the fundamental technology. Defiant captured analytes o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Value-Added Use of Milled Mixed-Color Waste Glass As a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Environmentally Friendly and Energy-Efficient Concrete Building Construction

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Production of cement (the binder in concrete) is a highly polluting and energy-intensive process, accounting for about 6% of global, anthropogenic C02 emissions and close to 2% of worldwide primary energy use. This project focuses on partial (~20%) replacement of cement in concrete with milled (mixed-color) waste glass to improve the moisture barrier qualities, durability, dimensional stability an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Novel Membrane Process to Utilize Dilute Methane Streams

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Methane is the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. Various technologies and process improvements have been developed to curb methane emissions in the United States. There is still a lack of economically viable technology, however, to utilize dilute methane streams containing 10-40% methane, in which the other component is primarily carbon dioxide. The streams are oft ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Silane-Terminated Aliphatic Polycarbonate Dendrimer Solutions for Environmentally Green Coatings

    SBC: INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Polyurethane (PU) coatings continue to be a detriment to the environment. As long as compliance leads to higher costs for coatings manufacturers and applicators, tighter regulation will lead to increased resistance by these companies or ultimately will shift production to less regulated areas. The ideal situation would be if environmentally friendly practices led to lower costs for coatings manufa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Energy Efficient Ethanol Stillage Treatment using a Bio-Electrochemical System

    SBC: CAMBRIAN INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Reducing energy and water intensity of fuel-ethanol production is a critical national need, particularly if we are to realize the renewable fuel standards of 2010 mandating 36 million gallons of renewable fuels by 2022. Because the ethanol tolerance of yeasts used in commercial cellulosic ethanol production is around 7-9% by volume, 10-14 gallons of stillage are created for every gallon of ethano ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Low Cost Retrofil Emissions Control In Off-Road Sources

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

    This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program addresses the development of catalyst technology for passive, lean abatement of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from off-road diesel exhaust sources. The approach utilizes passive reduction of NOx with exhaust-borne, oxidizable species under the fuel lean conditions encountered in diesel exhaust. Although a number of technologies exist for NOx abatement ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Optical Fiber Sensor for Monitoring of Groundwater Trichloroethylene Levels

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Advanced sensing technologies are needed to more efficiently address the requirements for the long- and short-term monitoring of groundwater, specifically for chlorinated hydrocarbons such as trichloroethylene. Current monitoring procedures can be expensive, as they generally require on-site visits to collect groundwater samples, or employ “portable” systems (gas chromatograph instruments), wh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency

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