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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. An Innovative Transport Membrane Condenser for Water Recovery from Flue Gas and its Reuse

    SBC: Media and Process Technology Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Although water recycle and reuse is considered good environmental practice, its implementation is highly dependent upon the economics and hence can be challenging to implement. An example is the recovery of low quality heat as water condensate from industrial flue gases. In this case, tremendous quantities of energy and water are lost out the stack in the US today, since no conventional condensing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Small Scale Ethanol Drying

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    This program exceeded all key milestones. Using cellulose Waste, CMS demonstrated novel ethanol drying membranes via small scale dephlegmation process that yields fuel grade ethanol (FGE) at a lower cost than large switch grass ethanol plants. This success yields positive value for cellulose waste. We achieved targeted EPA goals of developing low cost environmentally friendly systems to enhance re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Nanocrystalline Materials for Removal of Reduced Sulfur and Nitrogen Compounds from Fuel Gas

    SBC: NanoScale Materials, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), which uses a gasilier to convert coal to fuel gas, and then uses a combined cycle power block to generate electricity. is one of the most promising technologies for generating electricity from coal in an environmentally sustainable way. IGCC has many advantages over traditional technologies including: higher efficiency, lower pollutant emissions, and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Highly Bright, Heavy Metal-Free, and Stable Doped Semiconductor Nano-Phosphors for Economical Solid State Lighting Alternatives

    SBC: NANOMATERIALS AND NANOFABRICATION LABORATORIES            Topic: 07NCERP1

    There is growing concern about how to limit the release of mercury into the environment. One significant source of mercury is found in fluorescent lamps. Recently, however, compact fluorescent lamps have been heavily promoted in order to conserve electrical energy. While it is true that switching to energy efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Minerals Recovery of Copper Stamp Sand on Lake Superior Coastline for use as Raw Material in the Manufacture of Roofing Shingles: Phase 2

    SBC: Lesktech Limited            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Stamp sands (a waste tailing product) from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan copper mining days were examined in the Phase I portion of this study for its application possibilities in the asphalt roofing shingle market as a laptop granule. Through rigorous testing we found the larger particle size portion of the byproduct to be economically and environmentally applicable as roofing granules (G-sand) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Technology for Enhanced Biodiesel Economics

    SBC: Kse, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    The overall goal of this project is to complete the research and development of an innovative process technology to enhance the economics of biodiesel production, through upgrading the byproduct glycerol to a propane fuel (LPG), which (a) is widely used today, (b) has an existing distribution system, (c) can accommodate the large volumes of byproduct glycerol, and (d) which has attractive economic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Wireless Electrochemical CIO2 Monitor for Decontamination Operations

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Recognizing the importance of ClO2 in disinfection and decontamination operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had identified the need for portable, accurate and field-rugged chlorine dioxide (ClO2) monitors for use in monitoring building decontamination operations. To address the EPA's concern and need, this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will contin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A New Innovative Low Cost Manufacturing Process to Produce Titanium

    SBC: Environmental Abrasives, LLC            Topic: 07NCERA1

    All titanium is produced by the Kroll process, which is a batch process for the magnesium (Mg) reduction of titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4). Separate operations are required to produce the toxic and very corrosive TiCl4, which must be stored and transported. Magnesium also is produced separately in liquid form via the electrolysis of magnesium chloride (MgCl2), which requires storage and transport ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Monitoring the Effects of Nanoparticles on Human Health using an Inexpensive Fathead Minnow Microarray

    SBC: EcoArray, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERB1

    The use of nanoparticles has increased in manufacturing, industry, and commercial products over the past two decades. As a result, governmental agencies, industry, and academia worldwide have formed advisory groups to evaluate exposure and toxicity issues surrounding the potential adverse effects of nanomaterials on human health. However, assessing the potential effects of nanoparticles on human h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. LSPR Nano-Immunosensor for Simple and Sensitive Water Monitoring

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 07NCERB1

    There is an ever-present need to know what is in our nation’s water in order to protect our people and the environment. The issue of ensuring the safety of drinking water has become more critical in light of homeland security concerns. Water systems must guard against contamination from typical wastes, and be able to monitor for bacteria, toxins, spores, and viruses that can be introduced in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency

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