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Carbon Nanotube Array-based Nanosensor for Autonomous and Direct Measurement of Carbonate

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC-133R-16-CN-0047
Agency Tracking Number: WC-133R-16-CN-0047
Amount: $119,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2016-1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-29
Small Business Information
220 Reservoir Street Suite 3
Needham Heights, MA 02494
United States
DUNS: 809963895
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yufeng Ma
 (781) 449-2284
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Research Institution

Polestar Technologies Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to develop a deployable sensor for direct measurements of carbonate in saline waters. The designed sensor combines selectivity of carbonate ionophore with the unique structure of a carbon nanotube array. Detection will be based on rapid, inexpensive, low power and precise electrochemical methods. The proposed sensor will be deployable for autonomous monitoring of carbonate ions in the ocean. Phase I project will focus on feasibility of proof-of-concept for sensitive, fast and selective detection of carbonate ions with a sensitivity of 5 μM in saline waters.

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