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  1. Development of Innovative Broad-Spectrum Analysis Methods for PFAS

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: 17NCER3A

    This SBIR addresses EPA’s need for improved sampling and analysis technologies to detect Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are used in firefighting sprays, at airports, and for wild fires, and have been used in textile treatments (e.g., it is a component in Scotchgard). It is estimated that 65 million Americans are at risk of PFAS exposure in their drinking water. Seacoast propose ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Renewable Bioplastics Production

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 17NCER5A

    Altex’s Renewable Bioplastics Production (RBP) technology meets the Greener Plastic Manufacturing needs; to eliminate harmful-petrochemical feed sources, to accomplish toxic-free, low-energy, low cost bioplastics production, to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, and to have environment friendly-biodegradable bioplastics. Altex’s proposed RBP technology combines a novel feeding-sizing-pret ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Greener Plastics with High Heat Tolerance for Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 17NCER5B

    Advances in materials and automation are rapidly reshaping the American manufacturing economy. These advances must be embraced to sustain a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. Additive manufacturing is possibly the fastest growing example of this trend, growing at an astonishing compound annual growth rate of 25.7%. The plastic materials market for additive manufacturing, valued at $ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. A GREEN AND UNIQUE THERMOSETTING-THERMOPLASTIC POLYCARBONATE

    SBC: INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 16NCER2B

    Of the 300 million tons of plastic produced per year most will require 500 years to biodegrade. Currently only 9% is recycled, and 50 million tons of thermoset plastic produced annually that can't be recycled. _x000D_ _x000D_ This project will develop a sustainable and easily biodegradable polycarbonate plastic that is uniquely a recyclable thermoset resin. We call it a thermosetting thermoplastic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Compact, Lightweight Open-Path Cavity Ringdown Spectrometry System for UAS Deployment

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: 841

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to miniaturize the patented, open-path cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS) analyzer developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The resulting instrument will be used to measure the optical properties of aerosols aboard Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) in highly humidi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  6. Clean Energy from Air-Sea Temperature Differences

    SBC: SEATREC, INC.            Topic: 8211

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: We will demonstrate the feasibility and commercial applicability of a novel energy harvesting system that converts thermal energy from air-sea temperature differences into electricity. This capability will extend the endurance and capability of NOAA observing platforms, reduce lithium battery waste, increase human and environmental safety, and support efforts to detect and moni ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  7. Portable device for simultaneous detections of multiple pathogenic species in marine aquaculture operations

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 836

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: HJ Science & Technology, Inc. proposes an integrated and portable microfluidic automation technology capable of rapid and simultaneous detections of multiple pathogen species in marine aquaculture operations with a total “end-to-end” analysis time of under one hour. Specifically, we apply our patented microfluidic automation technology as a platform to two well established ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  8. SeaTag-SP: A Spawning Detecting and Reporting Pop-Up Satellite Tag

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The application of acoustic sensing in small, affordable, satellite connected ocean devices has broad potential. This proposal focuses at first on the specific topic requirement, designing a popup satellite tag (PSAT) incorporating an acoustic receiver to identify and report the timing and location of fish spawning based on signal presence/absence detection for a tiny pinger wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  9. FogViewer

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 826

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The presence of fog reduces visibility, contributing to unsafe conditions for many maritime tasks. The current system uses active backscatter and has high power requirements, high maintenance and replacement costs. Areté Associates’ innovative FogViewer system comprises a passive multi-spectral, multi-polarization sensor suite that leverages available degrees of freedom to b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  10. Feasibility of a Recoverable, Balloon-Based, GNSS-RO Platform

    SBC: Night Crew Labs, LLC            Topic: 811

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The SBIR Phase I proposal outlines the approach of Night Crew Labs (NCL) in assessing the feasibility of performing GNSS radio occultations (GNSS-ROs) from a balloon platform. In Phase I, NCL will perform appropriate trade studies and sensitivity studies to identify key design requirements for the balloon-based GNSS-RO payload and the balloon platform. A lowcost, proof-of-conce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce

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