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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. Rapid Concentration of Viruses from Water

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC METHODS INC            Topic: TopicD

    In the United States, several high profile outbreaks of waterborne illness during the past 15 years have highlighted the need for a solution to drinking water contamination. Several recent studies suggest that approximately 20 percent of surface and ground source waters in the United States are contaminated with viruses. There are very few data on virus occurrence in drinking water, however, which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Quantum Dot/Aptamer Real-Time Flow Sensor

    SBC: Smart Polymers Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Smart Polymers Research Corporation proposes to create a fluorescence-based fully automated flow sensor for real-time environmental detection of biothreat pathogens in water or in the air. The sensor will be utilizing pathogen-specific aptamers chemically modified with highly fluorescent quantum dots. The detection will be performed in the flow mode and provide results in real time. Based on the f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Value-Added Use of Milled Mixed-Color Waste Glass as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Environmentally Friendly and Energy-Efficient Concrete Building Construction

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Concrete, a primary building construction material, is the world’s most consumed man-made material. About 500 million tons of concrete were consumed in the United States in 2005. Production of cement (the binder in concrete) is an energy-intensive process and it contributes about 5 percent to global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Production of each ton of cement results in the emission of 1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Wireless Instrumentation for Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the Aluminum Industry; Measurement and Monitoring of Current Distribution in Aluminum Reduction Cells

    SBC: Wireless Industrial Technologies            Topic: TopicD

    There are 315 to 458 million metric tons of CO2 (or equivalents) emissions per year due to primary aluminum production, of which 21 to 31 million metric tons are estimated to be produced in the United States. In part, this is due to the enormous electrical energy consumption entailed:  548,350 gigawatt hours worldwide (more than the electricity consumed by the whole of Germany), and the energ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Commercial Kitchens

    SBC: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.            Topic: TopicG

    Particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from commercial cooking establishments are a subject of increasing concern around the world. Although increased awareness of the health hazards of respirable particulates and VOCs has promoted the development of new technologies to reduce emissions from restaurants, current technologies do not remove all hazardous air pollutants ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Inexpensive, Rapid and Comprehensive Virulence and Marker Gene (VMG) Analyzer for Waterborne Pathogens

    SBC: AquaBioChip, LLC            Topic: TopicE

    Every year, an estimated 19.5 million illnesses occur in the United States due to consumption of unsafe drinking water and result in productivity losses of the order of $20 billion. The burden of waterborne illnesses is expected to increase due to the emergence of more virulent microorganisms and an increase in the number of sensitive subpopulations, which include older people, young children, pre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Development of a Simple, Robust, and Inexpensive Alkalinity Sensor

    SBC: Technology Specialists            Topic: TopicE

    The increasing use of membrane filtration in water treatment application has focused greater attention on the need to optimize chemical pretreatment to minimize membrane fouling; for example, the City of Minneapolis draws water from the Mississippi River and has found that control of lime-softening is critical to protect its new ultrafiltration plant. Alkalinity is a fundamental and widely measure ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Commercialization of Solid Acid and Base Catalysts Derived from Biochar Optimized to Produce Biodiesel from Low Cost Oils

    SBC: Down to Earth Energy (formerly Mountain Creek Enterprises)            Topic: TopicG

    Down to Earth Energy will scale up and commercialize reusable and recoverable solid, porous acid and base catalysts for biodiesel production using biochar generated from agricultural and forestry residues (i.e., a sustainable biomass). The Phase I feasibility study using an acid catalyst made from biochar (peanut hulls, pine pellets, and pine chips) showed high efficiency methylation of fats and o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Through-Tool Drilling with Supercritical CO2 Metal Working Fluids

    SBC: Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc.            Topic: TopicB

    Metal working fluids (MWFs) are designed to cool and lubricate manufacturing operations. This $1 billion industry has not changed much in decades and today has a number of problems, including an inability to meet new machining challenges (e.g., titanium machining in aerospace applications), Employee Health and Safety (EH&S) concerns, toxic waste disposal, and cost. Today’s MWFs represent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Economic Capture of CO2 with Amines and Ionic Liquids Tethered in the Gas Phase

    SBC: INTELLIMET            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this project is to develop CO2 absorption columns with rates of production that will enable CO2 capture for less than $20 per ton of CO2. The research will make use of a nano-composite sorbent material called interstitial “Spiderwebs”TM. The Spiderweb material was conceived to overcome a fundamental kinetic limitation of conventional solid sorbents for molecular and io ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency

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