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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. SiC-Microhotplate ConductometricSensor Array for NOx, CO, and Hydrocarbon Monitoring of Hot Engine Emissions

    SBC: BOSTON MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: N/A

    As the number of mobile source emissions in the United States increases, it is necessary to further reduce the emission of CO, NOx, and hydrocarbons from such sources to provide safe air quality, especially in urban environments. Significant reductions in pollution emissions can be achieved using advanced engine controls based on real-time measurements of CO, NOx, and hydrocarbon concentrations i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. High Flux Nanofiltration Membrane for Emerging Contaminant Control

    SBC: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.            Topic: A

    A variety of inorganic and organic contaminants originating from municipal, agricultural and industrial wastewater sources are being found with increasing frequency in the Nation’s natural and drinking water supplies. These “emerging contaminants” include pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, steroids, hormones, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, personal care products, and herbicides and p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Manufacturing of Ultra-efficient and Robust Nano-array based Lean NOx Trapping Devices

    SBC: 3D Array Technology, LLC            Topic: 14NCER1C

    This project will result in a high-efficiency, low-cost nanostructure array (nano-array) based NOx aftertreatment devices to meet the need of reducing the NOx emission from the transportation industry and the usage of Pt-group metals (PGM). Synthesized via a low temperature solution process, a nano-array based Lean NOx Trapping (LNT) device will be developed and validated with great advantages ove ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Production of Bio-Rejuvenated Recycled Shingles (BR2S) for Pavement Construction

    SBC: BIO-ADHESIVE ALLIANCE, INC            Topic: 14NCER5B

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop a novel technology to convert swine manure to bio-rejuvenators that are green, low in cost and highly effective (more durable) to revitalize tear-off roofing shingles for reuse in pavement construction. Bio-Adhesive Alliance provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly technology to not only treat swine manure, but also to reuse tear-off roofing shingl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Nanostructured Carbon Based Capacitive Desalination

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 16NCER4A

    Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a robust, energy efficient, and cost effective technology for water desalination. In collaboration with Dr. Satish Kumar and Dr. Costas Tsouris at Georgia Tech, we are developing nanostructured carbon material for effective and economical water and wastewater desalination. Our new approach for CDI is enabled by (1) synthesis of nanostructured high surface area acti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. An Inexpensive Hand-Held Monitor for Measuring Fugitive Methane Emissions

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 16NCER1B

    Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted after carbon dioxide, however, on a pound-to-pound comparison methane has a 25 times greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Accordingly, the 2014 Climate Action Plan signed by President Obama has directed agencies including the USDA, DOE, and EPA to reduce methane emissions. A significant effort in th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Micro Channel Electrochemical Production of Dimethyl Carbonate

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: B

    Presently, there are no U.S. manufacturers for producing dimethyl carbonate (DMC), an environmentally benign and nonflammable solvent used in numerous applications. This strategically important solvent is used in numerous products, ranging from batteries to plastics, with most production occurring in China. DMC is a favored solvent for lithium ion batters due to its low volatility and nonflammable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Inexpensive Formaldehyde Sensor for Indoor Air Quality Application

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER1A

    Formaldehyde is a reactive and flammable aldehyde which is well known as one of the harmful volatile organic compounds. A_x000D_ combination of respiratory disease, allergic dermatitis and other ailments so called Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is associated with chronic exposure to formaldehyde. Therefore, monitoring for formaldehyde is important in residential buildings. In this Phase I_x000D_ dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Non-fluorinated Omniphobic Coatings for Stain Resistant Textiles

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 14NCER3A

    TIAX proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a textile treatment to create an omniphobic stain- resistant coating on textiles, without the use of fluorocarbon materials. This coating will be a hydrophobic, self-assembled mesoporous structure that is environmentally benign and will be applied using industry standard coating techniques, maintaining competitive production costs relative to other s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Enhanced Decontamination of Wetted Pipe Material

    SBC: ENCHEM ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: E

    This project focuses on dissolution and destruction of adhered or trapped target compounds, such as pesticides on wetted porous surfaces (e.g., pipe walls). Our innovative treatment approach is based on simultaneous: (1) desorption from the pipe wall, and (2) oxidation via radical formation. OxyZone-C®, a proprietary reactive agent developed by our team, combines highly effective cyclodextrin­fa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Environmental Protection Agency

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