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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. Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

    SBC: Electron Energy Corporation            Topic: C

    Rare-earth element (REE) based Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co magnets have been widely used because of their excellent magnetic properties. The applications of Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co rare earth permanent magnets include hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), power generator for wind turbines, high performance industrial motors, hard disk drives for computers, travelling wave tubes for satellite communications, headphone ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Defect Detection in Water Pipelines Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: F

    The integrity of water piping infrastructures is essential for providing safe drinking water and for the treatment of wastewater. As pipelines age, they deteriorate, corrode, and crack. Existing techniques, such as visual observation and closed circuit TV, for assessing piping integrity are expensive and have difficulty accessing particular regions of piping structures. Ultrasonic guided waves, on ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. In-Situ Imaging of Water Pipelines Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: F

    "The widely distributed water infrastructure system provides drinking water and waste water treatment for human life and the environment. A significant amount of water infrastructure network has served the public for decades and is encountering aging problems. Water leakage resulting from aging infrastructure may put human life and public health at risk. Therefore, it is imperative to search fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. COLOR SORTING OF POST-CONSUMER GLASS AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO IMPROVE THEIR RECYCLABILITY

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    MANY U.S. MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES ARE INTEGRATING RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR SOLID WASTE INORDER TO MINIMIZE LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS. THE SUCCESS OF THESE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MARKETABILITY OF THE MATERIALS SET ASIDE FROM THE WASTE STREAM FOR RECYCLING. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKETING RECYCLED GLASS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND ARE HIGHLY DEPENDENTUP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. A LOW COST AUTOMATED PROCESS FOR RECOVERY OF RECYCLABLE PLASTIC AND GLASS CONTAINERS FROM SOLID WASTE

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    THE DISPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) IS A COSTLY PROBLEM FOR ALL MUNICIPALITIES. THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS RECOMMENDED THAT SOURCE REDUCTION, RECYCLING, VOLUME REDUCTION, AND LANDFILLING BE APPLIED, IN THAT ORDER, IN THE TREATMENT OF MSW. RECYCLING HAS RECENTLY BECOME A MAJOR COMPONENT OF MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS. HIGH COSTS OF LABOR INTENSIVE CURBSIDE RECYCLIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. METHOD FOR OPENING AND EMPTYING THE CONTENTS OF PLASTIC BAGS ENTERING RECYCLING FACILITIES

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1992 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. INNOVATIVE CONCEPT FOR RECYCLING HEAVY METAL CARRYOVER INTO AN ADVANCED HAZARDOUS FLYASH/DUST VITRIFICATION PROCESS

    SBC: Vortec Corporation            Topic: N/A

    FOSSIL FUEL FIRED VITRIFICATION TECHNOLOGY IS RECEIVING INCREASED EMPHASIS AS A POTENTIALLY ATTRACTIVE MEANS FOR OXIDIZING ORGANIC MATERIALS AND IMMOBILIZING THE HEAVY METAL CONSTITUENTS IN HAZARDOUS FLYASHES AND DUSTS. SINCE VITRIFICATION IS A HIGH TEMPERATURE PROCESS, THERE IS SOME VOLATILIZATION OF HEAVY METALS AND CARRY-OVER OF THIS MATERIAL, ALONG WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF OTHER INORGANIC CONSTI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. ZONE I SOIL DECONTAMINATION THROUGH IN SITU VAPOR STRIPPING PROCESSES

    SBC: Aware, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOILS AND GROUNDS TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IS DIFFICULTAND COSTLY. THERE IS A CRITICAL NEED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OFTECHNOLOGIES WHICH ARE BOTH TECHNICALLY SOUND AND COST- EFFECTIVE. THE POTENTIAL REMOVAL OF ROGANIC CHEMICALS FROM UNSATURATED SOILS VIA VAPOR PHASE TRANSPORT APPEARS TO SHOW GREAT PROMISE. THIS APPROACH HAS APPLICABILITY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY WASTE TREATMENT

    SBC: Kenterprice Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A NEWLY DISCOVERED MEMBRANE-LIKE-MATERIAL OFFERS A WAY TO PRE-TREAT INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY WASTE WATER, CONTAINING OILS, SOLVENTS, AND GREASES TO ABOVE 15, 000 PPM, TO REMOVE THE BULK OF THESE CONTAMINANTS, SO THAT OTHER PROCESSES CAN THEN BE USED TO PRODUCE RE-CYCLE QUALITY WATER. THESE WASTES HAVE ANY CONTAMINANT THAT CAN APPEAR IN THE SYSTEM FROM THE USE OF WIPERS, MATS, UNIFORMS, FILTER BAGS, ETC. ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-SPEED PORTABLE APPARATUS FOR THE IN-FIELD QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF ASBESTOS

    SBC: TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A PORTABLE INSTRUMENT, BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF X-RAY DIFFRACTION, IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL ALLOW QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF THE PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS IN MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION. PRELIMINARY TESTS SHOW THAT A RESOLUTION OF A FEW WEIGHT PERCENT ASBESTOS CAN BE EASILY MEASURED. ANALYSISOF THE SYSTEM X-RAY PHYSICS INDICATE A LOWER LEVEL OF DETECTABILITY OF A FEW TENTHS OF A PERCENT SHOULD BE ACHI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Environmental Protection Agency

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