A Miniatruized Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$94,997.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
WC133R-08-CN-0139
Agency Tracking Number:
08-66
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GINER, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
John Kosek
Director, Energy Conversion
(781) 529-0505
jkosek@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NOAA supports over 25,000 underwater dive programs per year. To increase the duration and depth of these dives, the use of closed circuit mixed gas rebreathers (CCRs) is being considered. As there currently are no sensors to detect CO2 levels in the breathing gas, Giner, Inc. proposes to develop an electrochemical CO2 sensor for CCR use. The technical innovation will be to develop a reversible rechargeable sensing electrode in a solid-polymer electrolyte configuration. The overall objective of the proposed Phase I program is to develop a sensor to quantify CO2 levels in a CCR. The program goal is to demonstrate feasibility of a CO2 specific sensor and demonstrating the ability to accurately monitor up to 5% CO2 in real time. Our approach to develop the proposed CO2 sensor will be to develop a unique sensing electrode that is specific to CO2. Complete sensor cells will be fabricated and evaluated.

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