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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Forward Osmosis system for treatment of fracking water

    SBC: 2W ITECH LLC            Topic: 20e

    Water management is not only crucial to meet the needs of growing population and expanding industrialization, it also significantly affects the future of the water-energy nexus- Large volumes of water produced from the oil and gas operations through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing present both localized management challenges and potential opportunities for beneficial reuse- Hence, eff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Spatially-Resolved Microbial Activity Probe Using Infrared Measurements of Nitrous Oxide and Methane Isotopes in Soil

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Soil health is an important factor in ensuring long term agricultural production and food security- Soil microbial activity is crucial to nutrient cycling and soil fertility, but it is strongly dependent upon environmental variables, such as temperature, humidity, and nutrient and oxygen content- Technology that probes soil microbial activity in real time with spatial fidelity is needed to better ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. UV/Near-IR Aerosol Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Light-absorbing aerosols can influence the global radiation budget and thermodynamic balance of the planet by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the surface and heating their surroundings- At present, most aerosol absorption measurement techniques collect the airborne samples on a filter substrate and then measure light attenuation due to the collected samples- The filter-based methods usual ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Photo-Thermal Interferometry (PTI) Particulate Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Understanding the role that aerosols play in atmospheric radiative forcing is currently the major focus of the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Sciences Program- Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei- It is now recognized that the atmospheric loa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Atomically smooth surfaces as substrates for advanced neutron supermirrors

    SBC: American Physics and Technology LLC            Topic: 12a

    Neutron scattering facilities are a key resource aiding the diverse and growing revolution in nano-science and technology-An ongoing challenge for these facilities is providing sufficient neutron flux for an acceptable signal-to-noise ratio for ever more precise experiments-Presently much of the neutron flux is lost because of inefficiencies in the hundreds of meters beam guides and other optics- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy System with advanced temperature and Environment Control

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: 10a

    Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most commonly used forms of chemical analysis, but its fundamental spatial resolution limit, has prevented it from being widely applied to the field of nanostructured materials- To address this limitation, nanoscale infrared spectroscopy has emerged combining atomic force microscopy and infrared laser sources to provide chemical analysis with nanoscale spatial r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Breakthrough photo-thermal modulation based IR microscope for sub-micron characterization of cellular metabolism and chemical processes within cells

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: 25a

    Label-free sub-micron chemical imaging and spectroscopy has long been sought for visualization of biomolecules and materials in complex living systems- As stated in the DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research Program Office website, Bioimaging and measurement technologies that can resolve multiple key metabolic processes over time within or among cells will act as a crucial bridge toward lin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Development of Innovative Gas Diffusion Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

    SBC: AVCARB, LLC            Topic: 17b

    The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has a significant potential for use in a variety of applications, such as transportation, backup, and portable power, although there are still remaining technical and cost challenges that must be solved for commercialization- The DOE has recognized the importance of the gas diffusion layer (GDL) and has requested innovative GDL designs that will impro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Ultra-High Frame-Rate Pixelated Direct Electron STEM Detector

    SBC: DIRECT ELECTRON, L.P.            Topic: 24a

    Electron microscopy (EM) is the primary method to image biological cellular ultrastructure, though it has not been possible to label and distinguish different kinds of molecules in a single image- This serious limitation has recently been overcome with the technique of selective lanthanide ion tagging and electron energy-loss filtered imaging yielding multi-color EM that is analogous to multi-colo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Developing an Automated Uncertainty Quantification Tool to Improve Watershed-Scale Predictions of Water and Nutrient Cycling; Topic/Subtopic: 1c

    SBC: Finsterle, Stefan            Topic: 01c

    Managing the flow of water, nutrients, and contaminants in watersheds is vital to addressing pressing issues related to water scarcity, access to clean drinking water, energy production, resilience to natural and anthropogenic perturbations, and ecological restoration- Decisions about the management of watersheds critically depend on the accuracy with which the flow of water and chemicals through ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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