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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. Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) and Lithium-ion Polymer (Li-polymer) Battery Safety

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: OSD09EP1

    Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated that electroactive polymer coatings (EAP) may be applied to the surface of the cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries to protect against catastrophic cell failure. These EAP coatings form an electrochemical"switch"that can prevent catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries by reversibly changing from a conductor to an insulator on overdischarg ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  2. Plasma Discharge Electrode for Electrostatic Precipitator

    SBC: Johansson Industries, Inc.            Topic: 08NCERP1

    Electrostatic precipitators are widely used for removal of particulate matter form boiler exhaust gases. The EPA promulgation of National emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heater will require industry to install many new high performance precipitators on such sources in the coming years. The Plasma Dischar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Inexpensive Drinking Water Chlorination Unit for Small Communities

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 08NCERP1

    Over 250 drinking water systems exist for small communities in Puerto Rico that serve 25-500 individuals. These water systems fall outside of Puerto Rico Aquaduct and Sewer Authority and, thus, have no or insufficient water treatment systems. Water sources for these communities are from ground and surface water with flow rate up to 50,000 gallons per day for a community of 500 people. To improv ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Low Cost Imager for Pollutant Gas Leak Detection

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 08NCERP1

    An inexpensive imaging Instrument to quickly locate leaks of methane and other greenhouse and VOC gases would reduce the cost and effort expended by industry to comply with EPA regulations. In Phase I, of this WBIR program, a new gas leak visualization camera was demonstrated using Agiltron’s infrared image sensor, which our company has under advance development and expects to manufacture in la ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. A Sensitive and Affordable Compact Ammonia Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 08NCERP1

    Ammonia has an important role in the chemistry of the atmospheric environment and air quality. Ammonia emissions are a major environmental concern, yet they remain poorly quantified. There is a need for a sensitive ammonia instrument to monitor emissions and evaluate their effects on local and regional environments. An instrument capable of continuous monitoring is required to understand diurna ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Process-intensified low-cost biodiesel production using meat rendering waste, greases, and food wastes

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 08NCERP1

    Biodiesel is a fuel that is made by processing vegetable oil or animal fats into a liquid fuel that can be combusted in a standard, unmodified diesel engine. The use of biodiesel reduces CO2 emissions by over 80% compared to petroleum and it reduces our dependence on foreign oil while promoting economic opportunities in rural America. When biodiesel is made from low-cost waste oils or fats the e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Water Security Monitoring using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: 08NCERP1

    Clean drinking water is a critical component of the United States infrastructure and is therefore a potential target for terrorists. In addition to physical attacks to the water network, like dams, pumping stations and pipelines, there must be vigilance to prevent the water itself from being fouled with toxic/hazardous chemicals. It is virtually impossible to protect every river, stream or lake ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Second-Generation Isobutanol Producing Biocatalyst

    SBC: Gevo Inc.            Topic: 08NCERG1

    Isobutanol can be produced biotechnologically from the same biomass sources as ethanol. Compared to ethanol, however, isobutanol is a superior biofuel due to its higher energy content and its compatibility with existing fuel infrastructure. In addition, due to the vapor pressure issues posed by ethanol, requirements to produce gasoline that meet the specifications for reformulated gasoline (RFG) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. A Portable Microreactor System to Synthesize Hydrogen Peroxide

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 08NCERI1

    In the event that vehicles of buildings become contaminated by hazardous chemical or biological materials, a well-studied and effective decontaminant is hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV).  Unfortunately, the current technology for generating HPV requires 35 weight percent hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as a precursor, which is dangerous and cumbersome to transport and is classified by the Department o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. REMOVAL OF AIR TOXIC METALS EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL COMBUSTION SOURCES

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AIR TOXIC METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS ARE PRODUCED FROM THE COMBUSTION OF FOSSIL-FUELS. THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND FUEL OIL REPRESENTS AN EXTREMELY LARGE CATEGORY OF SOURCE EMISSIONS. RESEARCH IS PROPOSED THAT WILL PROVIDE A MEANS FOR REMOVING THE VOLATILE METAL CONTENT OF FLUE GAS GENERATED FROM POWER AND STEAM GENERATING PLANTS USING ZEOLITIC OR CARBONACEOUS ADSORBENTS. A LABORATORY-SCALE FIXTURE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Environmental Protection Agency

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