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  1. Development of Zinc Coatings on Steel by Cermacladtm to Replace Galvanizing Pickling Lines

    SBC: MesoCoat            Topic: 13NCERB1

    Every year, a significant amount of money is lost due to atmospheric attack of steel parts. A convenient and effective way for corrosion protection is coating the unalloyed steel with a thin layer of zinc (Zn) metal by galvanizing. Pickling is an essential step of this process to ensure high quality surface of steel for further processing. In this process, acid is used to remove scale from the su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Low-cost, Regenerable Air Filter for Efficient Gaseous Pollutants Removal

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: 13NCERD2

    Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is developing a regenerable high efficiency filter technology for direct removal of gaseous pollutants such as VOCs and CO2 from indoor air. In addition to controllably improving indoor air quality (IAQ), the direct removal of these pollutants will reduce the requirement for building ventilation with outdoor make-up air currently used to dilute the concentration of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Direct Conversion of Organic Municipal Solid Waste to Lipids using an Extremophilic Fungus

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: 13NCERC2

    The United States produces significant quantities of waste materials that are discarded. These wastes include organic components of municipal solid waste (MSW), biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and agricultural wastes. The release of these materials and their byproducts into the environment can have serious consequences, such as pollution of ground and surface water resources and spread ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Inexpensive High Performance Continous Ammonia Monitor

    SBC: VISTA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: 13NCERD1

    The overall goal of this Project is to develop an innovative inexpensive optical technology and rugged and portable instrumentation for highly sensitive, selective, continuous measurement of atmospheric ammonia for air pollution monitoring. Environmental studies have proven that ammonia presents a significant environmental hazard; therefore, accurate monitoring and control of NH3 concentration is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Circuit Board Component Recovery for Electronic Waste Reduction

    SBC: Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America. Significant amounts of e-waste are actually not waste, but rather components recoverable for reuse, resale or recycled for their precious metals. In 2010, 3,320,000 tons of e-waste were generated (per “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States; Tables and Figures for 2012,” ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Low-Cost Biological Solution for Reducing Carbon Pollution in Chemical Manufacturing

    SBC: INDUSTRIAL MICROBES, INC.            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Project Summary. Industrial Microbes is developing a green fermentation platform to replace carbon-emitting petrochemical processes with new methods that build chemicals out of carbon dioxide and methane. By using these raw materials and a new process, the company will be able to produce valuable chemicals for half the current production cost. This advantage means that Industrial Microbes’ techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Industrial Process Pollution Reduction by Development of Amorphous Biogenic Silica to Replace Fumed Silica

    SBC: SioTeX Corporation            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Fumed silica is an important additive in many products, including paints, plastics and tires, and is a $1.5 billion market with a 6 percent growth rate. However, fumed silica producers rely on an energy- intensive, costly and hazardous process. The air pollution resulting from the energy utilized to produce fumed silica is a combination of carbon emissions from the production of raw materials, ene ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Microchip Analytical System for Inexpensive, Real-Time Aerosol Chemical Speciation

    SBC: MicroChemica            Topic: 14NCER1B

    Atmospheric aerosols, also known as particulate matter (PM), play important roles in weather, climate and human health. Aerosol number, size and chemistry can all exhibit high degrees of spatial and temporal variability, thereby increasing the need for highly time-resolved analyses obtained over extensive time periods (weeks to years). Instrumentation for monitoring the physical characteristics of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Multi Air Pollutant Lab-On-a-Chip (MAPLOC

    SBC: Waddan Systems            Topic: 14NCER1B

    Toxic air pollutants, also known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects. In today's environment, there are continuing problems associated with the environmental effects of multiple pollutant gas released to the air. This conc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Manufacturing of Ultra-efficient and Robust Nano-array based Lean NOx Trapping Devices

    SBC: 3D Array Technology, LLC            Topic: 14NCER1C

    This project will result in a high-efficiency, low-cost nanostructure array (nano-array) based NOx aftertreatment devices to meet the need of reducing the NOx emission from the transportation industry and the usage of Pt-group metals (PGM). Synthesized via a low temperature solution process, a nano-array based Lean NOx Trapping (LNT) device will be developed and validated with great advantages ove ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency

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