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SBC: MICROAETH CORPORATION Topic: 18NCER2A
As forest fires are increasing in prevalence and intensity there is a need for miniaturized, lower cost, and easily portable air sensors that provide information to first responders, public health managers and communities so informed, timely decisions can be made. PM2.5 is an accepted standard for particulate matter (PM) measurements, but PM2.5 mass measurements cannot identify sources without ana ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Environmental Protection Agency
Open Path Analyzer for Accurate, ppt-level Quantification of EtO via Mid-Infrared Cavity Enhanced SpectrometrySBC: NIKIRA LABS INC. Topic: 20OSAPE2A
In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to utilize open-path, mid-infrared cavity enhanced absorption spectrometry to develop a sensitive (< 10 ppt), fast (< 100 seconds), and highly-selective ethylene oxide (EtO) analyzer suitable for field-deployment. The US EPA has concluded that EtO, which is widely used in ethylene glycol production and medical ster ...SBIR Phase I 2021 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: BioLargo, Inc. Topic: 18NCER1C
This proposal addresses the need for a pre-treatment technology to remove per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from industrial wastewaters. Phase I involves the design, build and testing of a novel technology to remove PFAS from water, termed the Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator (AEC). This technology will be tested as an electrical bench-scale device that concentrates PFAS through selec ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: HYPERION ANALYTICAL LLC Topic: 20OSAPE1A
Trace organic compounds are a major challenge for water reuse. N-nitrosamines and NDMA in particular are of concern because they occur in treated wastewaters at levels closest to those of potential human health concern. These are formed as a disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in treatment processes used in water recycling. NDMA limits and monitoring requirements are included in most permitting require ...SBIR Phase I 2021 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. Topic: 20OSAPE1A
The growing scarcity of potable water is increasing pressure on public health, the environment, and the economy, intensifying the clear and present need to advance water recycling and reclamation technologies. To that end, the EPA and has announced the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP). Annual spending on water reuse is $1.8 billion, expected to increase by ~30% by 2027. As the water reuse m ...SBIR Phase I 2021 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: Photon Systems, Inc. Topic: 20OSAPE1A
This proposal addresses the need for continuous microbial monitoring in water reuse treatment systems. The proposal will lead to a near-real-time, in-situ, reagentless sensor for potable and non-potable water systems. LITMUS (Laser-based Insitu Testing of Microbes with Ultraviolet Spectroscopy) uses deep UV laser excitation to directly detect microbes from the autofluorescence of protein-bound aro ...SBIR Phase I 2021 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: Physical Optics Corporation Topic: 14NCER4B
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water (OW) is seeking innovative technologies to improve the performance and reliability of small drinking water systems. In response, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel Regenerative Capacitive Electro-Desalination System (RECED) to enable the use of reduced-quality water sources, such as weakly saline brackish wat ...SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: LUCENDI INC Topic: 19NCER1A
An estimated 75% of litter along the shoreline globally is made of plastic. Plastic particles and debris find their way into oceans, rivers, lakes, sediment, and eventually into our bodies. Over 90% of the plastic contamination in the open ocean is attributed to microplastic particles (MP) - i.e. plastic objects with diameterSBIR Phase I 2020 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: Physical Optics Corporation Topic: 19NCER4A
To address the EPA's need for 3D mapping and radiation data fusion technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Radiation Contamination Visualization and Mapping (RaCOM) System. Key advantages of RaCOM include mapping and visualization of radiation contamination to enable planning of cleanup operations while minimizing exposure to crew and equipment. End users include ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Environmental Protection Agency
SBC: INTELLISENSE SYSTEMS INC Topic: 18NCER2A
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking a ground-level air-quality monitoring device to measure wildland fire pollutants including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulates, in a small, easy-to-use unit capable of data storage and data viewing. As more frequent wildfires are expected to occur near populated areas, air-quality monitoring will be more persisten ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Environmental Protection Agency