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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. Novel Membranes for Natural Gas Dehydration

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: B

    "Before entering the national pipeline distribution system, all natural gas must be dried, which is currently achieved using glycol dehydrators. However, the glycol dehydrators extract hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the raw natural gas streams, In the U.S. alone the VOC emissions from dehydrators total an estimated 44,000 tons per year, half of which are benzene, toluene, ethyl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Development of a Scalable, Low-Cost, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrochemical Process for the Destruction of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

    SBC: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.            Topic: E

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop and ready for commercialization a scalable, low-cost process for purification of water containing Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) using anodic oxidation with boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) thin films. Resent research demonstrated that there is considerable potential for the development of electrochemica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Combination of Chlorine-Free Electrolytic and Photochemical Methods for Sterilization of Contaminated Waters

    SBC: MICRO-TRACERS INC.            Topic: F

    "Effective electrolytic sanitizing of contaminated waters using chloride requires a relatively high concentration of the elemental chlorine and hypochlorides. This requires a high concentration of chloride salt (higher the 0.15%). At such a concentration, chloride ions cause corrosion of various bimetal connections found in water plumbing systems, such as water distributors, cooling towers, etc. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Full Scale Anemometer

    SBC: SKY SIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: G

    "The ability to determine air pollutant emission quantity and emission rate are extremely important for environmental protection, policy making, and law enforcement. A pollutant emission rate can be determined by calculating the product of the airflow rate from an exhaust fan and the composition of the pollutant in the air. The pollutant may be any number of things, including particulate matters ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Compact, Cost-Effective Nitrogen Dioxide Analyzer for NAAQS Compliance Monitoring

    SBC: Los Gatos Research            Topic: G

    "In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposed to employ incoherent Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (iCRDS) to develop a compact, cost-effective nitrogen dioxide (CO2) analyzer for National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) compliance monitoring. This portable instrument will provide rapid (1 Hz), highly accurate (to better than ± 1ppbv) quantification of NO2 with minimal calibration or ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Low Oxygenate Bio-Oil Through Two Stage Hydro-Pyrolysis

    SBC: Viresco Energy, LLC            Topic: H

    "This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will validate an innovative two stage pyrolysis process that can convert biomass feedstocks into a low oxygenate containing bio-oil. Growing concerns over petroleum availability, price fluctuations and greenhouse gas emissions have made the production of carbon neutral transportation fuels from renewable and domestic feedstocks a critical s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Cost-Effective Algae Biomass Production for Oil Integreated with With Wastewater Treatment and Valued By-Product

    SBC: GSR SOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: H

    "This proposal addresses challenges in algae biomass production for cost-competitive biofuel production. A critical hurdle in terms of large scale biomass production and a big economic barrier in the production of algae oil is the cost-efficiency involved in producing algae biomass. The principal objective of this project is to demonstrate that a low cost algal biomass production for oil is poss ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. L-(+) Lactic Acid Production from Biodiesel Waste Using Pelletized Fungal Fermentation

    SBC: OMNILANE, INC.            Topic: H

    "With the rapid growth of biodiesel industry, the production of crude glycerol as one of major biodiesel byproducts has been dramatically increased. Fully utilizing such a large quantity of crude glycerol is critical to the sustainability of biodiesel industry. Lactic acid is an important industrial chemical that is widely used as a food additive for flavoring and preservative, a moistener in co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Learning to Code with a Pretend Play Storytelling Model

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created codeSpark, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach programming skills to children ages 5 to 9 years old. In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a fantasy-based story to be integrated within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include characters, storylines, and incent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
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