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  1. High Flux Nanofiltration Membrane for Emerging Contaminant Control

    SBC: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.            Topic: 13NCERA1

    A variety of organic and inorganic contaminants originating from municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater sources are being found at increasing frequency in the Nation’s natural and drinking water supplies. These “emerging contaminants” include pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, steroids/hormones, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, personal care products, and herbicides/pestici ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Biofuel Production from Grease Trap Waste

    SBC: Environmental Fuel Research, LLC            Topic: 13NCERF1

    Environmental Fuel Research, LLC (EFR-LLC), has demonstrated the technical feasibility of separating fats, oils, and greases (FOG) from grease trap waste (GTW) and converting FOG to biodiesel that can meet ASTM specifications. GTW is a dirty and low-value waste from the food service industry that is high in FOG and currently is treated as a liability. The EFR-LLC process uses a bubble column react ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Innovative Filters Using Nanomaterials for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants and Particulates

    SBC: ETSVP-JV, LLC            Topic: 13NCERD2

    A uniquely qualified team consisting of ETSVP-JV, LLC a small business joint venture, and subcontractor RTI International, are commercializing an innovative reactive nanofiber filtration media for controlling PM2.5 and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Materials developed for the Department of Defense to protect troops from chemical and biological agents are the foundation for next generation fil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Using Software and Internet of Things Technology to Drive Behavioral Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings Using Building Orbs

    SBC: Lucid Design Group, Inc.            Topic: 13NCERF1

    Patterns of electricity generation and consumption in the United States have rapidly changed over the past decade and are forecasted to continue doing so in coming decades. On the supply side, increasing generation from renewable sources has raised concerns about the ability of the electrical grid to stay stable given renewables’ intermittent and distributed nature, and has increased calls for n ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Development of Zinc Coatings on Steel by Cermacladtm to Replace Galvanizing Pickling Lines

    SBC: MesoCoat            Topic: 13NCERB1

    Every year, a significant amount of money is lost due to atmospheric attack of steel parts. A convenient and effective way for corrosion protection is coating the unalloyed steel with a thin layer of zinc (Zn) metal by galvanizing. Pickling is an essential step of this process to ensure high quality surface of steel for further processing. In this process, acid is used to remove scale from the su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Low-cost, Regenerable Air Filter for Efficient Gaseous Pollutants Removal

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: 13NCERD2

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is developing a regenerable high efficiency filter technology for direct removal of gaseous pollutants such as VOCs and CO2 from indoor air. In addition to controllably improving indoor air quality (IAQ), the direct removal of these pollutants will reduce the requirement for building ventilation with outdoor make-up air currently used to dilute the concentration of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Direct Conversion of Organic Municipal Solid Waste to Lipids using an Extremophilic Fungus

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: 13NCERC2

    The United States produces significant quantities of waste materials that are discarded. These wastes include organic components of municipal solid waste (MSW), biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and agricultural wastes. The release of these materials and their byproducts into the environment can have serious consequences, such as pollution of ground and surface water resources and spread ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Inexpensive High Performance Continous Ammonia Monitor

    SBC: VISTA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: 13NCERD1

    The overall goal of this Project is to develop an innovative inexpensive optical technology and rugged and portable instrumentation for highly sensitive, selective, continuous measurement of atmospheric ammonia for air pollution monitoring. Environmental studies have proven that ammonia presents a significant environmental hazard; therefore, accurate monitoring and control of NH3 concentration is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Circuit Board Component Recovery for Electronic Waste Reduction

    SBC: Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America. Significant amounts of e-waste are actually not waste, but rather components recoverable for reuse, resale or recycled for their precious metals. In 2010, 3,320,000 tons of e-waste were generated (per “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States; Tables and Figures for 2012,” ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Low-Cost Biological Solution for Reducing Carbon Pollution in Chemical Manufacturing

    SBC: INDUSTRIAL MICROBES, INC.            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Project Summary. Industrial Microbes is developing a green fermentation platform to replace carbon-emitting petrochemical processes with new methods that build chemicals out of carbon dioxide and methane. By using these raw materials and a new process, the company will be able to produce valuable chemicals for half the current production cost. This advantage means that Industrial Microbes’ techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency

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