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CATALYTIC BRIDGE CHEMICAL MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21555
Amount: $165,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
54 Bridge St, Lexington, MA, 02173
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr David Ham
 (617) 863-1334
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A CONCEPT FOR A CHEMICAL MONITOR BASED ON DIFFERENTIAL CATALYTIC REACTIVITIES AND LARGE REACTION EXOTHERMICITIES. THE SIMPLICITY OF THE PROPOSED SENSOR CONCEPT PROMISES AN ECONOMIC AND RELIABLE MONITOR FOR IN-SITU MEASUREMENT OF A VARIETY OF GASES. IN THIS PROJECT, ENVIROCHEM, INC., WILL INVESTIGATE THE APPLICATION OF THIS CONCEPT FOR MEASURING AMMONIA IN FLUE GASES. A SENSITIVE, IN-SITU, REAL-TIME AMMONIA MONITOR IS REQUIRED FOR CONTROL OF MANY NOX CONTROL PROCESSES THAT EITHER USE OR PRODUCE AMMONIA. THE GOAL OF A PHASE I PROJECT IS TO MEASURE THE SENSITIVITIES, AND LINEARITIES OF A LABORATORY INSTRUMENT VERSION OF THE PROPOSED AS FUNCTIONS OF CATALYST MATERIAL, CATALYST TEMPERATURE, AND GAS COMPOSITION. FOR SELECTED PROMISING CASES, THEY WILL TEST THE CATALYST WIRES FOR LONGEVITY AND POISONING BY LIKELY CONTAMINANTS. IN A PHASE II PROJECT, A PROTOTYPE COMMERCIAL SYSTEM CAN BE ASSEMBLED AND TESTED OVER A BROADER RANGE OF PARAMETERS AND COMPARED WITH OTHER MONITORS IN REAL ENVIRONMENTS.

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