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  1. Inexpensive Formaldehyde Sensors for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Applications

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER1A

    Recognizing the need to monitor formaldehyde gas in residential and industrial buildings,_x000D_ Giner, Inc. (Giner) will continue the successful work started in Phase I and will develop,_x000D_ fabricate and demonstrate a formaldehyde gas monitor that is capable of continuously_x000D_ measuring formaldehyde in the range of 0-2000 parts per billion (ppb) with a resolution of 10 ppb. The wireless c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water

    SBC: NANOSAFE, INC.            Topic: 16NCER4C

    The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan reminds us that lead remains dangerous and insidious toxicant that can impact public health for months or years before it is detected and remedied.Increasing awareness of lead contamination has motivated the general public to test their own drinking water, but few tools are availiable to help these "citizen scientist" do so effectively.Current lead scre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Encapsulation of Biological Contaminants in Transportation Systems

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 15NCER07

    TIAX has developed a technology to meet EPA and homeland security needs for bio-agent decontamination in railway cars and other situations. It provides simultaneous encapsulation and killing of biological contaminants with the added capability for decontamination of chemical and radiological hazards. Current technologies are labor-intensive involving separate steps for site preparation, decontamin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. In-Situ Applied Omniphobic Coatings for Water Pipeline Repair and Retrofitting

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER4B

    Many pipelines within America’s infrastructure are in dire need of repair, due to structural damage caused by corrosion, or the threat of heavy metal leaching from lead and copper pipes. However, full pipe replacement is expensive and disruptive, while existing polymer liners and sleeve inserts can only_x000D_ be applied in specific cases and have difficulty bonding to worn and contaminated surf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water

    SBC: NANOSAFE, INC.            Topic: 16NCER4C

    As recent crises in Flint, Michigan and Washington D.C. have demonstrated, elevated lead levels (ELL’s) can very suddenly and unexpectedly be introduced to water supplies through seemingly unrelated water system alterations. Ingestion of even trace amounts of lead can have detrimental permanent health effects, especially in children; the public is rightly concerned about lead content in the wate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Ultra-Thin, Magnetic Polymer Membranes for the Selective Removal of Macronutrients in Wastewater

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 15NCER05

    Phosphorous and nitrogen are valuable nutrients found in wastewater. The flow of phosphorous from rocks to the natural waterway has increased in recent years, due in large part to agricultural production. In addition to being a nutrient, phosphorous is a contaminant in aquatic environments that leads to the formation of organic material and algae. Recovery of phosphorous from wastewater will ensur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Encapsulation of Biological Contaminants in Transportation Systems

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 15NCER07

    TIAX has developed a technology that meets the EPA' s need for decontamination of biological material in railway and subway cars. It provides simultaneous encapsulation and killing of biological contaminants with the added capability for decontamination of chemical and radiological hazards. Current technologies are manpower intensive involving separate steps for site preparation; decontamination; ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency

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