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  1. NONDESTRUCTIVE TEST METHODS FOR ACCIDENT DAMAGE INSULATED TANK CARS

    SBC: Failure Analysis Associates            Topic: N/A

    THERE EXISTS A NEED FOR FIELD EVALUATION TECHNIQUES ON DAM- AGED RAIROAD TANK CARS, A LARGE PROPORTION OF WHICH ARE OF INSULATED DESIGN CONSISTING OF AN OUTER SHELL, AN INSULA- TION SPACE, AND AN INNER LINER. THESE CARS ARE USED TO HAULMANY POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS, AND THEREFORE, MUST BE CAREFULLY ASSESSED IN THE EVENT THAT THEYARE DAMAGED. A MAJOR DIFFICULTY ARISES IN ATTEMP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Transportation
  2. CASHMERE PRODUCTION: A REVENUE-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AMERICA

    SBC: Cascade Cashmere Company            Topic: N/A

    A PHASE I SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING CASHMERE PRODUCTION AS AN EMPLOY- MENT AND INCOME-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AREAS. THEPROPOSED FEASIBILITY STUDY INCLUDES THREE MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH: (1) THE COMPILATION OF EXISTING GENETIC RESEARCH ON THE CASHMERE GOAT; (2) THE INVESTIGATION OF EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS OF SMALL FARMERS AND RURAL LAND- OWNERS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Agriculture
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTO-ACTIVE DYES AS INSECTICIDES FOR FIRE ANTS

    SBC: Hilton Head Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available The United State Department of Agricultural (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) in conjunction with other Federal and State Organizations, have conducted a number of integrated pest management programs to eradicate various types of household pest including Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA). Recent programs have involved application of products such as Malat ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  4. HIGH-SPEED LUMBER GRAIN ANGLE MEASUREMENTS FOR TENSILE STRENGTH ESTIMATION

    SBC: Metriguard Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MORE ACCURATE TENSIL STRENGTH ESTIMATION FOR STRUCTURAL LUM-BER COULD BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MSR (MACHINE STRESS RATING) SORTING PROCESS IN MODERN LUMBER MILLS. TODAY'S MSRMETHODS WHICH MAVE NOT CHANGED MUCH IN 25 YEARS HAVE PROVED THEMSELVES ECONOMICALLY SOUND THROUGHOUT MUCH OF N. AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. EVERYONE IN THE CHAIN INCLUDING PRODUCER, STRUCTURAL COMPONENT MANUFACTURER, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Agriculture
  5. Pelleting Grass Seed Straw for Use as a Groundcover to Aid in Establishing Turfgrass

    SBC: Pelletized Straw, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Objectives To determine the most effective mash recipe and optimal physical parameters for producing consistence, quality mulch pellets. In Phase I, we determined the general properties of a pellet that will make good mulch. The most critical operation is the actual milling of the mash into a pellet. It is a process involving pressure, heat and material consistency. The raw material that is pellet ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  6. ADVANCED PRODUCTS FOR IN-HOME STORAGE OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

    SBC: Silverbrook Limited, Baetis            Topic: N/A

    Not Available A family of product is being developed to provide consumer appliances that have the capability to maintain fruits, vegetables and other produce under optimal storage conditions in the home. Consumers are frustrated that produce items look inviting at the retail store or farmer's market, yet do not maintain quality for an acceptable time once in the home. They are further frustrated b ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  7. IMPACT OF CARBON DIOXIDE ENRICHMENT ON PLANT PRODUCTION IN AN ACCLIMATRON PROPAGATION SYSTEM

    SBC: SOUTHERN SUN BIOSYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available The AcclimatronTM plant propagation technology patented by Clemson University minimizes the shock of transfer of plant tissue cultures from heterotrophic growth in the laboratory to photoautotrophic growth in natural sunlight. Southern Son Propagation Systems, Inc. (SoSun) has acquired exclusive license from Clemson University to manufacture AcclimatronTM Systems and to market them b ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
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