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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. A Micro-Variable Circular Orifice (MVOC) Fuel Injector with Variable Spray Angles and Patterns for Reducting NOx Emissions from Diesel Engines

    SBC: QUANTLOGIC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Diesel engines are widely used due to their high fuel efficiency. However, conventional diesel engines have high NOx and soot emissions. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for NOx reduction is less accepted by the construction industry due to complexity and cost. In-cylinder NOx reduction is more desirable. When low temperature combustion and/or premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) combus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Monitoring Groundwater Contaminants

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: C3NCERD1

    Chlorinated hydrocarbons represent the most prevalent contaminants in the subsurface, threatening the quality of groundwater at aquifers. Existing technologies for monitoring these contaminants require expensive, labor-intensive methods of sample collection and analysis. The goal of this Phase I research project is to develop a low-cost, compact, reliable, automated, unattended, and lo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Development of a Multianalyte Biosensor Instrument

    SBC: Ergopedia, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project will develop a multianalyte biosensor field screening instrument (MBFI). The MBFI has the potential to reduce the annual cost of environmental analyses in the United States by more than $20 million and to reduce the analysis turnaround time from approximately 19 days to less than 15 minutes. The major barrier to the development of a biosensor instrument for environmental mea ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Sensitive, Quantitative, and Portable Anatoxin Assay using Aptamers and Quantum Dot Nanoshell Reporting

    SBC: Biotex, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposed project directly addresses an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for improved detection and measurement techniques including screening kits for algal neurotoxins (especially cyanobacterial anatoxin) and cytotoxins in drinking water systems. Bloom-forming cyanobacteria have been observed in water bodies, including drinking water reservoirs all over the world. Several ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Sensitive, Quantitative, and Portable Anatoxin Assay using Aptamers and Quantum Dot Nanoshell Reporting

    SBC: Biotex, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERD1

    This proposed project directly addresses an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for “improved detection and measurement techniques including screening kits for algal neurotoxins (especially cyanobacterial anatoxin) and cytotoxins in drinking water systems.” Bloom-forming cyanobacteria have been observed in water bodies, including drinking water reservoirs all over the w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Fluorescent Nanoparticle-Aptmer-Magnetic Bead Sensor for Bioterrorism Detection in Water

    SBC: Operational Techologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Some bioterrorism agents cause disease at very low infective doses and their presence can be masked by the environment. Therefore, ultrasensitive detection is required for homeland defense applications. In this Phase I research project, Operational Technologies Corporation (OpTech) proposes to couple DNA aptamers made by the Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment (SELEX) proce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Novel Material and Process for Replacement of Lead Products

    SBC: MATERIALS PROCESSING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Lead is a soft, low melting point, high density, and inexpensivve material that can be easily shaped. All these attributes have made lead useful in appplications such as bullets, fishing rod sinkers, weights for balancing tires, hunting shots, etc. In spite of all these attractive properties, lead is a major environmental contaminant due to its toxicity. Leaed is toxic and cna be stored in biol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Novel Material and Process for Replacement of Lead Products

    SBC: MATERIALS PROCESSING, INC.            Topic: 04NCERA3

    Lead is a soft, low melting point, high density, and inexpensive material that can be shaped easily. All of these attributes have made lead useful in applications such as bullets, fishing rod sinkers, weights for balancing tires, hunting shots, etc. In spite of these attractive properties, lead is a major environmental contaminant because of its toxicity. Lead can be stored in biological tissue ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Fluorescent Nanoparticle-Aptamer-Magnetic Bead Sensor for Bioterrorism Detection in Water

    SBC: Operational Techologies Corporation            Topic: C3NCERB4

    Some bioterrorism agents cause disease at very low infective doses and their presence can be masked by the environment. Therefore, ultrasensitive detection is required for homeland defense applications. In this Phase I research project, Operational Technologies Corporation (OpTech) proposes to couple DNA aptamers made by the Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment (SE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Low-Cost Machining Without Cutting Fluids

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Cutting fluids have been used in machining processes for many years to decrease the temperature during machining by spraying the coolant into the machining zone, directly on the cutting tool and the part. This has the effect of decreasing the tool temperature, which increases tool life and improves the part quality. These benefits come with significant drawbacks. Cutting fluids are environmenta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Environmental Protection Agency

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