THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE AND RELIABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL FERMENTATION SENSOR FOR ON-LINE PROCESS CONTROL.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1802
Agency Tracking Number:
1802
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
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Principal Investigator:
DAVID WONG, PH.D.
SENIOR SCIENTIST
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Business Contact:
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Research Institute:
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Abstract
THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE AND RELIABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL FERMENTATION SENSOR FOR ON-LINE PROCESS CONTROL. THE SENSOR IS EXPECTED TO BE CAPABLE OF MEASURING KEY INGREDIENTS SUCH AS GLUCOSE, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND ALCOHOL SIMULTANEOUSLY, BUT INDEPENDENTLY. SUCH SENSORS, WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, WILL BENEFIT THE FERMENTATION INDUSTRIES. IN PHASE I, WE PLAN FABRICATE AND TEST LABORATORY BREADBOARD SENSORS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASABILITY OF OUR APPROACH. SENSOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING PARAMETERS WILL BE VARIED SYSTEMATICALLY TO ENHANCE THE SENSOR RESPONSE AND MINIMIZE MUTUAL INTERFERENCE. FINALLY, A PROTOTYPE DEVICE WILL BE BUILT AND EVALUATED IN A FERMENTING BROTH. PHASE II WILL INCLUDE A DETAILED STUDY OF THE SENSING MECHANISMS AND THE OPTIMIZATION OF SENSOR PERFORMANCE. PROBLEMS REGARDING LONG TERM STABILITY, REPRODUCIBILITY, AND CONTROL ELECTRONICS WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

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