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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. Reactive Scrubbing for Mercury Removal and Stabilization

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

    The release of mercury into the environment via combustion processes has become an issue of concern for the US and the entire world. Major sources either are regulated or are under review to develop regulations to reduce emissions. ADA Technologies has successfully demonstrated the performance of a novel reactive scrubbing technology for the removal of vapor-phase mercury from incinerator exhaus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Demonstration of a Continuous, Real-Time PM2.5 Chemical Speciation Monitor Based on an Aerosol Mas Spectrometer

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

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project addresses the need for improved monitoring technologies for continuous particulate mass and chemical speciation of ambient aerosols. Aerodyne Research, Inc. will develop a prototype Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACMS) that measures ambient aerosol mass and chemical composition of non-refractory submicron aerosol particles in real-tim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis for On-Line Monitoring of Inorganic Aerosols

    SBC: Aerosol Dynamics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A compact and affordable, microchip-based system for the automated, in situ analysis of inorganic ions in atmospheric aerosols will be develop and verified against traditional, filter-based methods. Our approach combines tow new technologies: (1) a growth tube impactor for particle collection and (2) lab-on-a-chip (LOC) analysis of sulfates and nitrates. The growth tube impactor enlarges indivi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. A Carrier for Quantitative Shipment of Coarse Particle Filter Samples

    SBC: Aerosol Dynamics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concern for the potential health effects of inhaled particulates led to a federal standard governing coarse particles, or PM10, for particles below 10 ¿m and subsequently to a fine particle (PM2.5) standard in 1997, for particles below 2.5 ¿m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) retained the PM10 standard because all particles below 10 ¿m can penetrate into the pulmonary region. Be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Sterilizing Medical Equipment With One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma

    SBC: Atmospheric Glow Technologies            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this Phase I research project is to investigate the feasibility and commercial potential of using the One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma (OAUGDPTM) as a low-temperature sterilization process for medical equipment. Current sterilization technologies that pose a risk to health care workers and the environment are being phased out of use (e.g., ethylene oxide sterilization). T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Ultrasensitive Biosensor for Detecting Bioxotins in Drinking Water

    SBC: BIOSCALE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this Phase I research project is to develop a novel MicroElectroMechanical Systems-based sensor capable of detecting low levels of biotoxins in drinking water. An automated detection system based on this technology will fulfill a critical need in homeland security threat management. Central to the proposed sensing approach is a resonating microstructure optimized for sensitive system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Use of a Genetically Modified Organism To Assess Sewer Line Integrity

    SBC: BioTrackers            Topic: N/A

    When sewer exfiltration leaks into the environment, the entry of fecal bacteria into groundwater and surface water increases health risks. Leaking sewers also are suspected sources of fecal contamination in many surface waters designated for total maximum daily load (TMDL) plans. Development of TMDL plans has been hindered by the lack of a reliable and cost-effective method to identify fecal con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. MEMS-Based Volatile Organic Compound Monitor

    SBC: BOSTON MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: N/A

    Boston MicroSystems, Inc. (BMS), proposes to develop a MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) based volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor by integrating analyte-specific polymer films with SiC-AlN microresonators. In this research project, BMS and the Naval Research Laboratory will integrate microresonators and polymer films with functional groups sensitive to aromatic compounds (e.g., benzene an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Micro-discharge Based Multi-Metal Emissions Monitoring System

    SBC: Cavition, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Caviton has developed a novel technique for the continuous monitoring of trace metals emissions. This technique is based on a microdischarge light, which is collected by a spectrometer and analyzed. All metals tested to date can b detected and the focus of this Phase II project is to develop a sampling system, carry out laboratory tests, then move to field tests of sampling and analysis. Finall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Novel Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor for Low-Flow Systems

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Improved low-flow (50,000 gallons per day) sanitary wastewater treatment systems are needed. CeraMem Corporation¿s proposed approach includes a membrane bioreactor (MBR) using fully proven biological processes for biological oxygen demand oxidation and (optionally) for nutrient removal (i.e., denitrification and phosphorus removal). The technology has as a key inventive element¿a novel, compac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency

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