SBIR Phase I: Spectral photoionization detector (SPID): real-time, in situ detection and identification of volatile organic compounds using electron spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945167
Award Id:
91151
Agency Tracking Number:
0945167
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7 Tenney Road, West Orange, NJ, 07052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
139119759
Principal Investigator:
Mark Denning
PhD
(973) 731-6281
mark@lenterra.com
Business Contact:
Mark Denning
PhD
(973) 731-6281
mark@lenterra.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR project proposes to develop a new technology for the detection and identification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using a portable instrument. Spectral photoionization detection technology will be used to identify VOCs based on their electron energy spectra. This is a useful application because existing photoionization detectors can not identify individual VOCs present in a gas stream. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the ability to detect and identify individual VOCs in the atmosphere or at emission sources. This can be useful in atmospheric monitoring programs, hazardous materials management, control of fugitive emissions, etc. A cost-effective technology will be beneficial to society in maintaining ambient air quality, and in preventing hazardous conditions.

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