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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 June, 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. Low-Cost Zeolite Membrane Modules for Solvent Dehydration

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    A number of very high-volume liquid chemicals form azeotropes with water and can be dehydrated to required purity levels only through the use of entrainers or drying agents. The handling and disposal of these additional chemicals present significant environmental risks. Recently, membrane pervaporation using both polymeric and inorganic membrane modules has been commercialized as a method to deh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Wastewater Treatment by Pulsed Electric Field Processing


    Combined sewage outflows (CSOs) are a major contributor to water pollution in the United States. The impact of peak stormwater loads on sewage treatment plants leads to the discharge of significant amounts (1.26 billion gallons) of untreated sewage each year. The bacterial load represented by this discharge directly contributed to more than 2,200 beach closings in the year 2000, numerous closing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Copper-Free Antifouling Coatings

    SBC: E PAINT COMPANY            Topic: N/A

    Copper compounds have been used for centuries in marine antifoulants to inhibit biofouling. This anthropogenic copper is a potential problem in confined basins and in regions that experience limited mixing. In this research project, E Paint Company will explore the feasibility of developing novel self-polishing coatings that exploit natural methods of biofouling control to produce effective and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Neurotoxic/Cytotoxin Detection in Water Supplies During Sample Collection

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There has been an alarming increase in toxic cyanobacteria during the past 2 decades, with numerous poisonings reported from Australia to the United States. The increased toxic risks led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include cyanotoxins on the 1998 Contaminant Candidate List. However, most cyanobacterial blooms are not toxic. Further, bloom toxicity will change over time. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Microwave-Regenerated Ceramic Diesel Particulate Filter Using a Catalyst-Coated Silicon Carbide Fiber Filter Substrate

    SBC: Industrial Ceramic Solutions, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research will demonstrate a diesel particulate matter (PM) exhaust aftertreatment technology that exceeds the performance of the catalyzed diesel particle filter (CDPF) technologies currently being tested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using a unique microwave-sensitive silicon carbide fiber filter cartridge, Industrial Ceramic Solutions¿ microwave-regenerated pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Improving the Recyclability of Computer Scrap and Other E-Waste

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide and has reached crisis proportions. The crisis relates not only to quantity, but also to the toxic nature of e-waste. Vast amounts of toxic materials such as lead, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants are contained within the growing mountains of e-waste around the world. The United St ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Low-to-No VOC ¿Chromium-Free, Permanent Primer¿(CFPP) Coating

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Current aircraft coating systems consist of a top coat, chromated primer, and conversion coating, and typically are used for a maximum of only 6 years due mainly to decreased top coat performance. The entire coating system is removed by sanding or media-blasting down to bare metal, and an entirely new coating system is reapplied. This is primarily done because no method for selectively stripping ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Biotechnology for Commercial Production of Edible Nostoc as a New Aquatic Crop Plant

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Nostoc commune is an edible cyanobacterium forming the spherical macrocolony, which is used as a potent herbal medicine and dietary supplement. Due to its nutraceutical and pharmacological value, the N. commune has received increasing attention, and the market demand has grown drastically during the last decade. However, low yield and unstable quality caused by inadequate pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  10. Reproductive Confinement of Channel Catfish with Transgenic Sterilization

    SBC: Aqua Bounty Technologies            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Transgenic, domestic, interspecific hybrid and exotic fish all have great potential for benefiting both aquaculture and recreational fishing. Many of these fish, especially transgenics, are not used because of ecological concerns. The ultimate solution to these biodiversity, genetic biodiversity and environmental risk issues for application of these fish is transgenic steril ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
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