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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Enhanced Ozone Treatment of Wastewater With Perfluoromembranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Ozone treatment of wastewater to destroy organic contaminants prior to discharge into the environment is an extremely effective advanced oxidation technology. To date the use of this powerful technology has been limited in part by the relatively high capital costs of an efficient ozone to water, gas-liquid, mass transfer system. Existing ozone injection devices must overcome the inherently low m ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Reduced NOx/Hydrocarbon Emissions via Oxygen Enriched Lean Burn Engines

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Lean burn spark engines are a promising technique to further reduce both NOx and hydrocarbon/carbon monoxide (HC/CO) engine emissions. Higher lean burn levels improve HC/CO oxidation while simultaneously reducing NOx formation. The NOx reduction is due to cooler flame temperatures. While the lean burn limit (beyond which combustion is poor) restricts further emission reductions, the use of oxyg ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Reduction of NOX from Diesel Engines Using Nitrogen Enriched Air

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase II 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Using Scrap Tires to Save up to 100 Million Dollars Per Year by Mitigating Bridge Flood Damage

    SBC: Continuum Dynamics Inc            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project will investigate using scrap tires to form a protective system for mitigating local scour around bridge piers. Local scour is the erosion of the riverbed around bridge piers, which is induced by the recirculating juncture flow at the intersection of the pier and the riverbed. Bridge failure caused by this phenomenon has long been an important issue with respect to both publi ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Particulate and Vapor State Metallic Emissions Monitor

    SBC: ENVIMETRICS            Topic: N/A

    The Clean Air Act of 1990 has raised the concern over trace concentrations of metals in flue gas from electrical generation plants, municipal waste incinerators, and heavy industrial plants. Monitoring will be required to determine the environmental impact and offers an opportunity to empirically minimize it. In flue gas, metals are found in both the vapor state and condensed on fly ash. For sp ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. The Development of a Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid

    SBC: MATERIAL INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I research project, Material Innovation, Inc., will develop a biodegradable and environmentally benign hydraulic fluid that minimizes hazardous pollution caused by accidental fluid spillage, lowers disposal costs of the used fluid, and helps the user industry to comply with environmental safety regulations. The operating temperature range for this hydraulic fluid will be from -54?C ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Conversion of Paper-Mill Sludge Into Pelletized, Composite Activated Sorbent

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

    This Phase I project will test the feasibility of converting paper mill sludge or filter-cake (FC), which is typically landfilled or incinerated and is a major environmental concern, into pelletized, composite sorbent of activated carbon and highly porous clay. There are currently more than 500 paper mills in the United States, each generating from 10 to more than 100 dry-tons of FC each day. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A Novel, Nanostructured, Metal-organic Frameworks-Based Product Loss Prevention Technology in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

    SBC: Framergy, Inc.            Topic: 17NCER2C

    To reach the end user, oil and gas production at the wellhead must be transmitted through the country and distributed to a wide range of customers. This logistical system requires natural gas gathering lines, processing facilities, product storage tanks and lots of other equipment. What results is air pollution caused by industry losses during these operations and the use of continuous or intermit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. PZT Ceramic Fiber Process for High Performance Actuators

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMETRICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Piezoelectric ceramics in sensors have achieved substantial market penetration. These parts are used widely for heat and climate control, hydrophones, flow sensors, medical and industrial sensing and accelerometers but they have been unsuccessful in gaining significant use in actuators. It generally is felt that material restrictions, precluding development of actuator-sized displacement strokes ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Hybrid Harvesting Energy for Wireless Sensor Networks

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMETRICS, INC.            Topic: A07034

    Currently, wireless sensors have been used in variety of applications such as surveillance, real-time data sharing, in-vivo medical devices, condition-based monitoring, etc. that can revolutionize industrial efficiency, health monitoring, and data processing. MEMS technology made possible autonomous wireless sensor nodes via the use of widespread, tiny sensors in large numbers. However, the shee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseArmy

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